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About Us

Arkansas City Public Schools

A girl with long hair and adorned with a graduation cap and gown smiles at the camera while classmates look on

Mission – To ensure all students learn and thrive in safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments.

Our vision is to be an inclusive learning community that empowers all students to foster their dreams, explore their possibilities through multiple learning experiences, and create their futures.

USD 470 serves the areas in and around Arkansas City, Kansas. We employ approximately 400 employees and educate approximately 3,000 students in PreK through 12th grade. Our community has a great deal of pride in our schools.

We maintain a tradition of excellence in all matters related to student achievement and true, well-rounded education. Our students continuously meet and exceed state learning targets and go on to lead successful, fulfilling lives.​​​​​​

Photo of young students sitting in a group on the floor and laughing together.

"There is huge pride and honor in being a Bulldog." – Annika Newby, 2nd Grade Teacher

District Fast Facts

Contact Us

Address: 2545 Greenway, Arkansas City, KS 67005

Phone: 620-441-2000
Fax: 620-441-2009


District Office Hours

Monday–Thursday (7:30-4:30)

Friday and Summer Hours (7:30-4:00)