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Blue Valley USD 229
Blue Valley
Unified School District
Blue Valley School District logo.png
15020 Metcalf
Overland Park, Kansas 66223

United States
Coordinates38°51?22?N 94°40?06?W / 38.8562°N 94.6682°W / 38.8562; -94.6682 (District office)Coordinates: 38°51?22?N 94°40?06?W / 38.8562°N 94.6682°W / 38.8562; -94.6682 (District office)
District information
MottoEducation Beyond Expectations
Established1965 (1965)
SuperintendentTodd White
Asst. Superintendent(s)Sue Dole
Al Hanna
Mike Slagle
NCES District ID2012000[2]
Students and staff
Other information
Board of EducationBOE website
WebsiteDistrict website

The Blue Valley Unified School District (Kansas Unified School District 229) is one of the major school districts in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Located in east central and southeast Johnson County, Kansas, covering 91 square miles (240 km2) of Overland Park including parts of Leawood and Stilwell.


The Blue Valley School District is currently under the leadership of Superintendent Todd White, Deputy Superintendent Sue Dole, Deputy Superintendent Al Hanna, and Assistant Superintendent Mike Slagle.[3]

On February 25, 2019, it was announced that Tonya Merrigan will become superintendent in July 2020.[4]

School Board

The Blue Valley School Board is currently under the leadership of President Mike Sietz[5] and Vice President Stacy Obringer-Varhall. Other board members include: Cindy Bowling, Sue Matson, Tom Mitchell, and Pam Robinson.[6]

Elementary schools

  • Blue River Elementary School
  • Cedar Hills Elementary School
  • Cottonwood Point Elementary School
  • Harmony Elementary School
  • Heartland Elementary School
  • Indian Valley Elementary School
  • Lakewood Elementary School
  • Leawood Elementary School
  • Liberty View Elementary School
  • Mission Trail Elementary School
  • Morse Elementary School
  • Oak Hill Elementary School
  • Overland Trail Elementary School
  • Prairie Star Elementary School
  • Stanley Elementary School
  • Stilwell Elementary School
  • Sunrise Point Elementary School
  • Sunset Ridge Elementary School
  • Timber Creek Elementary School
  • Valley Park Elementary School
  • Wolf Springs Elementary School

Middle schools

  • Aubry Bend Middle School
  • Blue Valley Middle School
  • Harmony Middle School
  • Lakewood Middle School
  • Leawood Middle School
  • Overland Trail Middle School
  • Oxford Middle School
  • Pleasant Ridge Middle School
  • Prairie Star Middle School

High schools

Entrance to Blue Valley North

Administrative Buildings


As of the census of 2000, the district has a total population of 84,268 with 29,691 households (or occupied housing units) and 23,155 families. 79.7% of the occupied housing units are occupied by the owner. The racial makeup of the district is 92.5% White, 2.0% Black or African American, 0.2% American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.8% Asian, less than 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.5% of some other race, and 1.1% of two or more races. 2.0% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 29,691 households out of which 18.1% are individuals living alone, 78.0% are families, and 3.9% are non-families with two or more people. 71.1% of households (or 91.1% of families) are married couples living together and 45.5% (or 58.4%) have their own children (that is persons under the age of 18) living with them. Out of the 6.9% of households that have a householder with no spouse present, 53.3% are women living with their own children. The average household size is 2.82, and the average family size is 3.26.

The 26,772 children residing in the district are 31.8% of the total population, and 6,659 (7.9%) are under the age of 5; 7,795 (9.3%) are from 5 to 9; 7,910 (9.4%) are from 10 to 14; and 4,408 (5.2%) are from 15 to 17. 48.9% of the children are female. For 98.4% of the children in the district the householder is the child's parent and 89.9% live in married-couple families, but 0.4% are not related to the householder.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Blue Valley Schools".
  2. ^ "Search for Public School Districts - District Detail for Blue Valley". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Superintendent".
  4. ^ "Blue Valley picks replacement for retiring superintendent". KSHB. 2019-02-26. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Board of Education".
  6. ^ "Board of Education".
  7. ^ Thomas, Crystal (July 31, 2015). "Blue Valley School District turns megachurch into a children's campus". Kansas City Star.

External links

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