About Us

About Our District...(School District Map)

Located in rural Northeast Kansas, USD #377 is a 350 square mile district encompassing all of Atchison County, excluding the Atchison City School District. The district boundaries extend into small sections of Doniphan, Jackson and Jefferson counties. 

Our district serves students from seven Atchison County townships that includes the following towns: Cummings, Huron, Lancaster, Muscotah, Monrovia, and Effingham. The District attendance centers and Board of Education/Administration Center are all located in the City of Effingham.  
 
There are many churches in and around the Atchison County area serving the 6,000-plus residents of rural Atchison County. Recreational and Medical services are also provided within a close distance. The district’s main sources of income are industry and agriculture. 

The City of Effingham has a public library, tennis court, ball field, park and swimming pool. The nearness of Benedictine College, K-State, KU and Washburn University offer many opportunities for continuing education.
 
In addition, our short distance from St. Joseph, Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka make many of the services, cultural opportunities, and shopping centers within an hour's drive.

USD #377 is governed by a seven member Board. The majority of district funding comes from the State of Kansas. Other sources of funding are from local taxes and federal government sources. Board of Education members are elected by the public, have policy setting authority and have primary responsibility for fiscal matters. The Board of Education meets at 6:30 pm the second Monday of every month at the Board Office located in Effingham.
 
The school district operates three main attendance centers, located in Effingham:
 
The Atchison County PK-K Early Childhood Center was incorporated as part of the District Administrative Center in 2012 after the District was forced to retire two inadequate 1965 temporary buildings.  The PK-K/District Administrative Center is located at 306 Main Street, Effingham, Kansas.  

  • Atchison County Community Junior/Senior High (7-12), located at 908 Tiger Road, Effingham, Kansas.
  • Atchison County Community Elementary School (G1-6), located at 607 8th Street, Effingham, Kansas.
  • Atchison County Community School District Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year was 598 students at the start of the school year. The Junior/Senior High is a member of the Big 7 League and is a KSHSAA Class 3A High School. 

Our district provides rigorous 21st Century educational programming and services to the students we serve. Our 1:1 IPAD Initiative puts and IPAD in the hands of every student grades 7-12.

USD 377 provides, through the Keystone Learning Services, a comprehensive and complete program of Special Education services.
 
At USD #377, we are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of every child. Our beliefs, mission and vision represent the foundation for not only the way in which we approach our work, but who we are, where we are going, and most importantly a plan for how we are going to get there...We Are Atchison County!


DISTRICT VISION

The shared goal of our entire school community is to make USD #377 a model rural community school district, where all students graduate college and career ready; and have acquired the skill sets and competencies essential to success in advanced levels of training.
 
DISTRICT MISSION
 
A community school district founded on student achievement through academic excellence and educational opportunity to ensure personal success.
 
DISTRICT MANTRA
 
We are Atchison County, Champions of Excellence and Opportunity.
 
FIVE PILLARS
 
Community - Excellence - Opportunity - Success - Integrity

DISTRICT GOALS

Our Vision:  “A MODEL RURAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT”
The Best Rural Public School District Anywhere

Goal 1: Academically Excellent Rural Community School District - A World Class Public School Experience for All Students

 To become a school system that inspires, challenges and supports the highest level of excellence for all our students. We believe an intellectually rigorous educational experience will develop graduates who will advance into the next phase of their lives prepared to function effectively in the world of the 21st Century, and who understand the importance of living as informed, responsible citizens.

Goal 2: A Thriving and Sustainable Rural Community School District
 
Goal 3: Innovative 21st Century Rural Community School District
 
Goal 4:  Safe and Efficient Rural Community School District


USD 377 ACADEMIC PRIORITIES

1. To become a school system that inspires, challenges and supports the highest level of excellence for all our students.
2. Organize and optimize resources for improved academic results
3. Align rigorous curriculum, delivery of instruction, and assessment for continuous improvement of student achievement
4. Develop, expand, and deliver a literacy-based pre-kindergarten to Grade 3 initiative
5. Use student, staff, school, and system performance data to monitor and improve student achievement
6. Foster, support and sustain processes that improve  teaching and learning.


CORE BELIEFS

We believe every child can learn and be successful.
We believe a high-quality education is the fundamental right of every child.
We believe the pursuit of excellence is the cornerstone foundation for the way we work.
We believe a model school system is responsive and accountable.
We believe a constancy of purpose requires a commitment to continuous improvement.
We believe in transparency, honesty, integrity, respect and fairness.
We believe all students must be educated in a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning, free from harassment and bullying.
We believe effective home and school communications are an integral part of the education of every child.
We believe families have a right and responsibility to be involved in their child’s education, and that student learning and achievement are enhanced when parents and staff work collaboratively.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
 
Educators commit to their own learning in order to develop their practice.
Educators create, support, and maintain challenging learning environments for all.
Educators advance the intellectual and ethical foundation of the learning community.
Educators collaborate with colleagues and other professionals in the interest of student learning.
Educators collaborate with parents and community, building trust and respecting confidentiality.
Educators nurture the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and civic potential of each student.

Departmental Mission Statements

 
Facilities and Maintenance Department Mission Statement
The MISSION of the USD 377 Facilities and Maintenance department is dedicated to providing first-in-class, safe, healthful and effective learning environments and reliable utilities. We are pro-active in delivering quality maintenance repair and service for our students, staff and community that supports our district in achieving excellence. We do that with pride, integrity, and respect in accordance with a cooperative and accommodating schedule.
 
Technology Department Mission Statement
The MISSION of the USD 377 Technology Department is to provide and integrate effective technology into the district's curriculum, instruction, and administrative applications to increase student achievement, effectiveness of instruction, and efficiency of the staff and administration.
 
The Food Service Mission Statement
The MISSION of the USD 377 Food Service Department is to prepare quality nutritious meals for students and staff and help educate the students so they develop healthier lifestyles.
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Contact Information
USD 377 ACCSD
306 Main Street
PO Box 289
Effingham, Kansas 66023
Schedule:

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Central Office – (913) 833-5050

Elementary – (913) 833-4420

JSH – (913) 833-2240
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2016-2017 Central office hours
Aug 1 – Jun 2 
   7:30 am - 4:30 pm
   7:30 am – 4:00 pm on Non-school days

Jun 5 - Jul 30
   Mon – Thu 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
   Fridays 7:30 am – 11:30 am
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