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McLouth USD 342 Overview

Mission Statement

Together, we learn in a community that promotes academic excellence, respect, life-long learning, and responsible citizenship

Fast Facts

The district is comprised of three schools located in one campus building.

The average classroom size is 17.6 students (secondary) and 15.2 students (elementary).

The district employs 45 certified teachers, 4 administrators and over 40 support staff.

McLouth is a rural school district located in northeast Kansas. The community is 20 miles north of Lawrence, Kansas.


McLouth Elementary School 243
McLouth Middle School 115
McLouth High School 171

District information

The McLouth school district is located Jefferson County, in Northeast Kansas. USD 342 services the McLouth community and the rural surrounding area. It includes a private lake community of Lake Dabinawa.

The district has a student population of 529 in grades Pre-K through 12. The district is a part of the Northeast Kansas Educational Service Center (NEKESC), John Dewey Learning Academy, and Kaw Area Technical School.

McLouth Elementary has an enrollment of 243 students and has a staff of 16 regular classroom teachers, plus support staff.

McLouth Secondary Schools consist of 6-8 Middle School and 9-12 High School. There are 286 students with two administrators and 26 certified staff members.  The High School provides over 100 course offerings through classroom and online environments operating on a modified block schedule.  The Middle School courses are offered on a seven period schedule with over 50 course offerings.


Student Achievement:

Standard of Excellence: 

2008-2009 High School Building-Wide Math

2008-2009 Middle School Building-Wide: Reading

2008-2009 Elementary School Building-Wide: Reading, Science & Writing

2006 5th Grade Reading

2006 High School Reading

ACT scores are consistently at or above the national average.

McLouth High School offers many dual credit courses with Kansas community colleges.


McLouth USD 342 offers a PreK-12 environment all in one facility location providing the ability for resources and goals to be a continuous feature utilized throughout all grade levels. 

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For more information:


District Office: 913-796-2201; (FAX) 913-796-6440

           Steve Lilly, Superintendent of Schools 

 Lorie Patterson, Business Manager


McLouth Secondary School: 913-796-6122; (FAX) 913-796-6124

            Janna Davis, Principal

            Kristie Clark, Athletic Director


McLouth Elementary:  913-796-6152; (FAX) 913-796-6440

           Jerome Johnson, Principal

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