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Nickerson-South Hutchinson Unified School District #309, located in Reno County Kansas, comprises 187.5 square miles of mostly rural areas.  USD 309 is a district that celebrates diversity, quality instruction, and successful student achievement. 

Our teachers are highly committed educators who strive daily to inspire and challenge every child, every day. We are dedicated to delivering a standards-based curriculum that is robust and relevant to the real world, in order to provide students the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers.

USD 309 is currently made up of 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school.  All four buildings are fully accredited through the Kansas State Department of Education and AdvancED Accreditation.


USD 309’s enrollment for PreK-12th Grade is 1,225 students.

  • Nickerson High School (Grades 9-12): 330 students
  • Reno Valley Middle School (Grades 7-8): 166 students
  • Nickerson Elementary School (Grades PreK-6): 317 students
  • South Hutchinson Elementary School (Grades PreK-6): 363 students
  • Central State Academy Virtual School (Grades K-12): 49 students

Nickerson High School KSHSAA Classification is 4A Division II.  We are a member of the Central Kansas League (CKL) along with Halstead, Haven, Hesston, Hillsboro, Hoisington, Kingman, Larned, Lyons, Pratt, & Smoky Valley.

Congratulations on a STANDOUT Year!!

District V Champions (Football)

Sub-State Champions & 4A DIV II State Runner-Up (Volleyball)

Sub-State Champions (Girls Basketball)

3 State Qualifier (Wrestling)

CKL Champions, Sub-State Champions, #1 Ranked Team in 4A Div II (Baseball)

3 Track Athletes are ranked in the top 16 in 4A in their events

Band: received a 1 Rating at FHSU, EXCELLENT rating at State Music

Madrigals: received a SUPERIOR at State Music; Madrigals invited to sing at Carnegie Hall this summer and raised over $40,000 this year so they could all attend.

Concert Choir received a Superior rating at State Music Festival for the 4th year in a row.

Fall musical played to record audiences and received six Jester Award nominations and one Award from Music Theatre Wichita.

Choir had 7 students qualify for State Solo Festival, 3 of which received Superior ratings.

Choir had a 3-year All-State Band Member.

1st Place in Global Business (FBLA State)

1st Place in Management Decision Making (FBLA State)

2nd Place Business Law (FBLA State)

3rd Place in Agribusiness, Business Law, & Ins

CKL League Champions (Debate)

CKL Runner-Up Champions (Debate)

10 students qualified for State Debate; 3 students received medals

CKL Runner-Up Champions (Forensics)

19 students qualified for State Forensics; 4 students received medals

Contact Information

USD 309
4501 W 4th Avenue
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501

Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm

Phone: 620-663-7141
Toll Free: 1-877-663-7141
Fax: 620-663-7148

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