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Grainfield, KS : Schools : Wheatland Elementary School

3-5 year olds
8:05-11:15 am
Kindergarten-4th Grade
8:05 am-3:35pm

After-school Programs:
Extended Pre-School:
3-4 year olds prior to Aug 31
See brochure for details
PreSchool-4th Grade

Course Offerings:
Reading (Accelerated Reading)
Math (Accelerated Math)
Social Studies
Physical Education

Standard of Excellence (2012 last year):
3rd Grade Reading: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

3rd Grade Math: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

4th Grade Reading: 2009, 2011

4th Grade Math: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Building Reading: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Building Math: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Building Science: 2008, 2010, 2011

Wheatland Elementary was recognized as a recipient of the Governor's Achievement Award in 2010-2011. This award is given annually to the top 5% of schools in Kansas.

Other Educational Opportunities:
Students participate in the yearly Soil Conservation Poster Contest and Farm Bureau Safety Poster Contest with many students earning honors in these programs.

Students learn lots from programs provided through the Golden Prairie Extension District.  Preschool through 4th grade students look forward to the “Kids A Cooking” programs, which promote healthier eating habits and more exercise in one’s daily lives.

Fine Arts opportunities provided by Western Plains Art Association

Northwest Kansas Service Center seminar

Sports Offered:

  • Saturday basketball for 2nd-4th grade students
  • Saturday volleyball for 3rd-4th grade students
  • County-wide Football offered



WHS building

Accreditation Status:
Fully accredited - Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA)

Years of Service: 75+ years

Mascot: Thunderhawks

  • New mascot under cooperative agreement
  • Formerly known as Wheatland Shockers


  • South end of the building built in 1931
  • North addition constructed in 1961
  • Served as a 1st-8th grade education institution until 1980
  • Kindergarten—added later as a half-time program/Now is a full day - 5 day/week program
  • Head Start (now a home-based program) and Preschool programs added in recent years

Original Consolidation (1968):

  • Grainfield, Park & Gove unified in the fall 1968 becoming Wheatland USD 292
  • Each community kept its own elementary school from 1968 until:
    - Gove Elementary closed in May of 1988 & Park Elementary closed in May of 1991
    - Students attended Grainfield Elementary
  • Name changed from Grainfield Elementary to Wheatland Elementary
  • 7th & 8th students attended middle school at the Wheatland Middle School-High School building starting around 1980

Cooperative Agreement with Grinnell, USD 291 (2007):

  • Each town has its own Preschool-4th grade building
  • USD 291's and USD 292's 5th-8th grade students attend Grinnell Middle School located in Grinnell
  • USD 291's and USD 292's Freshmen-Seniors attend Wheatland High School located in Grainfield

Gary Kraus, Superintendent
785.673.4213, Email

Christy Taylor, Secretary
785.673.4365, Email


Wheatland Schools Brochure