The community of Buhler USD 313 has a long-standing tradition of support for education. Rigor, relevance, and relationships -- these standards are reflected in the educational system. Buhler USD 313 was established in 1965 when seven individual districts in the area unified to provide better education opportunities. Current enrollment is 2,300.
A Quality School
The definition of a "quality" educational program continues to evolve in Buhler USD 313. We are striving to become an organization that sustains continuous progress towards our strategic priorities and educational mission of providing a quality, equal educational opportunity and a comprehensive foundation for the life-long learning process for all students. By placing greater emphasis on the intrinsic value of learning and redefining roles and responsibilities in relation to the organization, we are restructuring our use of time and resources. Every facet of our school district's operation will embrace standards based on updated performance data.
* High Level Learning is our Priority
* Respect is our Norm
* Honesty is our Expectation
* Collaboration is our Culture
* Integrity is our Foundation
All five buildings in Buhler USD 313 are fully accredited through the Kansas QPA (Quality Performance Accreditation) process. This process is based on continuous improvement. Each building entered into the new KSDE accreditation cycle fully accredited in July 2005.
Our school improvement model is based on Rick DuFour's Professional Learning Community (PLC). Leading our school improvement efforts is the District Leadership Team, comprised of teachers and administrators from each building.
Special education needs are met through Buhler USD 313’s participation in Reno County Education Cooperative (RCEC). RCEC provides special education services to five of the six school districts in Reno County.
Buhler USD 313 serves the communities of Buhler and northeastern Hutchinson, Kansas.