• Needs Assessment

    Maize USD 266 has produced a district-level needs assessment, and each school building has done the same to identify common barriers students face and recommendations for improvement. This process, now required by Kansas state statute, will guide district leaders and the Maize Board of Education to take actions to address and remove those barriers for student success. Please review this Needs Assessment webpage to learn more, including:

    When reviewing the district's Needs Assessment, it's important to refer back to data and statistics. See below for a data outlook taken from the Assessment and Postsecondary Success Report published in November 2021.

    Please also revisit this page for updates.  

Maize USD 266 Statistics

      Kindergarten Readiness

      • Nationally recognized early childhood education Maize Parents as Teachers, which is a program at the Maize Early Childhood Center, was awarded the Blue Ribbon as the result of their dedicated teamwork, strategic planning, and passionate service to the Maize community.
      • 91% no concern for students entering into Kindergarten 91% of Maize USD 266 students enter Kindergarten ready to learn. The Maize Early Childhood Center works hard to ensure early identification and intervention of at-risk factors. Research shows that early intervention is best for kids.

      Median District and State Performance Data

      • English Language Arts Median District and State Performance data The English Language Arts data is taken from the Kansas State Assessment scores. Maize USD 266 students consistently perform above state averages in ELA compared to the Kansas average.
      • Math Median District and State Performance Data The math data is taken from the Kansas State Assessment scores. Maize USD 266 students consistently perform above state averages in math compared to the Kansas average.
      • Science Median District and State Performance Data The science data is taken from the Kansas State Assessment scores. Maize USD 266 students consistently perform above state averages in science compared to the Kansas average.

      ACT and ACT Workkeys

      • Six Year Average ACT Composite Scores Compared to State Maize USD 266 student scores on the ACT as compared to the state of Kansas. Maize students consistently perform above the state average.

      College and Career Readiness

      • Five Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate The Maize USD 266 senior graduation rate is above state average.
      • Five Year Effectiveness Rating Comparison The Five Year Effectiveness Rating, which tracks student success after high school graduation, identifies the percent of students who earn a work certification, technical license, associate's degree, or are still in college. This percentage does not reflect students in the military or employed without a certificate, license, or degree as the state of Kansas does not track this data to be able to include it in the figures. This graph shows Maize compared to other Wichita Metro Area school district ratings.

      In the Media

      • Wichita Eagle: These are the best Wichita-area school districts for 2022
      • Niche: Maize USD 266 #1 Best school district in the Wichita area
      Last Modified on September 9, 2022