West Wichita Living

Education

Kansas schools consistently score high marks for providing quality education! Rankings show Kansas as one of the top 10 states for quality education and a top five state for quality higher education. All of this "quality" education from primary to college contributes to another top ten ranking for Wichita ...and that's for the percentage of people with college degrees. Wichita tops the education scales as well with progressive, award-winning education opportunities throughout the area! This includes an urban school district that not only has seen six consecutive years of overall improved student academic achievement, but also annually produces an average of 18 National Merit semi-finalists each year!

The Maize School District USD 266 serves a portion of the area. The district is noted for being progressive and innovative, while at the same time providing a personal, caring atmosphere. The school system, which houses more than 5,000 students in seven buildings, is the 14th largest school district in the state. Although this suburban school district serves a large number of students, maintaining the qualities of a one-room schoolhouse is a priority. Education is individualized at Maize through a student-teacher ration of 24 to 1; services for students with special needs; full-time counselors and nurses in every building; state of the art technology offerings; and much more.

The Goddard School District also serves a portion of the community and has proven itself a leader in educational excellence. Seventy-five percent of its students continue their education in college or vocational training. Students are recognized by the college community for the excellent scholastic preparation provided by the district - recognition that is verified by thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards granted Goddard graduates each year.

When it comes to higher education, there are plenty of choices. Large or small...with a number of nationally recognized campuses located in Wichita, residents have an excellent choice in undergraduate and graduate degree-granting colleges, as well as access to the state's largest technical college. The 40-acre campus of Friends University, resides in a quiet residential community with easy access to West Wichita amenities. Newman University, a private, Catholic liberal arts college, is also located in West Wichita. A number of other institutions - including Wichita State University - are located in the area.

Transportation

Local business finds West Wichita an excellent location thanks to an excellent highway system and easy access to the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, the largest airport in Kansas, which is located off Kellogg in West Wichita. Wichita is a booming city with one of the best economies in the nation...a solid, diverse economy with business interests that span the globe. Good jobs and good salaries, below national average costs, short commute times and burgeoning arts and attractions have also developed in conjunction with this solid, Midwest spirit of hard work and vision...a pioneer spirit all dressed up in high tech fashion.

Recreation

Wichitans not only work hard, but play hard, too and there are hundreds of entertainment options to choose from. West Wichita is home to three out of four of the city’s public golf courses - Auburn Hills, Arthur B. Sim and Tex Consolver, and two private golf courses, Reflection Ridge and Rolling Hills. The Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center offers 14 lighted tennis courts on a year-round basis. Shopaholics can find endless hours of enjoyment at Town West Shopping Center, the area’s biggest indoor Mall anchored by JC Penney’s and Dillard’s, and the city’s newest and hottest shopping spot - New Market Square.
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