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Education

Dodge City and Ford County have both public and private options for primary and secondary education, as well as a community college and technology center for higher education.

Unified School District 443 (USD 443)

Primary and secondary education in Dodge City and Ford County is provided by USD 443. The school district's pre-kindergarten through 12th grade enrollment is almost 7,000 students each year. The school district includes one per-kindergarten early childhood education center with a Head Start program, nine elementary schools (K-5th), two middle schools (6th-8th), and one 6A high school (9th-12th). The school district recently implemented an iPad initiative that put 1,800 iPads into the hands of each student K-12 in January 2014.

Schools

USD 459 Bucklin Schools
"A House Full of Pride"

The Bucklin school system consits of Elementary (PK-5), Jr. High and High Shool (9-12). USD 459 offers the Eldon Fetter Scholarship to graduates of the Bucklin High School. With this scholarship the recipient is awarded $500 to be used towards a college or university.

www.bucklinschools.com

Spearville School District(USD 381)

Spearville school system, K-12, is well known for its high academic and strong sporting activities. USD 381 has a student population of 354. Spearville High School is nearing completion of an $8.6 million expansion.

www.usd381.org

Sacred Heart Cathedral School (Pre-K-8)

The Sacred Heart Cathedral School is a private Catholic school that serves elementary through 8th grade students. The school is overseen by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dodge City. For more information about this school, visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral School website.

Dodge City Community College

Dodge City Community College provides two-year academic and technical degree programs. The college is known for its nursing, construction technology, auto mechanics, welding, helicopter, lineman and food safety programs. The college also has agriculture, energy, pre-engineering, and business degree programs. For more information about the college, visit the Dodge City Community College website.

Dodge City Community College Enrollment

 In-CountyOther KS CountyOut-of-StateTotal
2014 971 577 317 1,865
2013 1,100 527 297 1,924
2012 1,046 549 212 1,807

Source: The Kansas Board of Regents

Branch Campus of Newman University

Newman University, a Catholic university based in Wichita, operates a branch operation in Dodge City. The campus currently offers 4-year and post graduate degree programs. For more information, visit the Newman University website.