Jefferson West USD 340

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Jefferson West
Unified School District 340
Jefferson West USD 340 Logo.png
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Pre-K12
Location 601 E. Wyandotte
Meriden, Kansas 66512
District information
Superintendent Pat Happer
Accreditation(s) KSHSAA
Schools 3
NCES District ID 2009510[1]
Students and staff
Students 882[2]
District Mascot Tigers
Colors      Red
Other information
Board of Education BOE website
Website District Website

The Jefferson West School District (Unified school district 340), commonly called "Jeff West" is a school district covering 68 square miles (180 km2) in parts of three counties (Jackson, Jefferson, and Shawnee) in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Kansas. It serves the communities of Meriden, Kansas, Ozawkie, Kansas, and Rock Creek, Kansas, as well as housing developments along the west side of Perry Lake. Approximately 950 students attend the four facilities in the district.


Jefferson West USD 340 is currently under the administration of Superintendent Pat Happer. Building principals are Elementary Principal, Wes Sturgeon, Middle School Principal, John Hamon, and High School Principal, Rhonda Frakes.[3]

Board of Education[edit]

The Jefferson West Board of Education is currently meets on the second (2nd) Monday of each month at the District Office. A list of the board members are below (as of 2013-14):[4]

  • President Shannon McMahon - Position 7 (At-Large)
  • Vice-President Scott Gibson - Position 1
  • Dreana McClurg - Position 2
  • Dr. Jeff Van Petten - Position 3
  • Don Knowles - Position 4
  • Vacant - Position 5
  • Scott Myers - Position 6

Current Schools[edit]

There are three public schools in the district, all of which are located in Meriden. The current schools are listed below:

  • Jefferson West Elementary, K-4
  • Jefferson West Middle School, 5-8
  • Jefferson West High School, 9-12

Former Schools[edit]

Jefferson West Intermediate in Ozawkie used to serve grades four and five. At the end of the 2009 school year, the school was closed as a cost-saving measure. Prior to the closing of the school, the school system was as follows:

  • Jefferson West Elementary (Meriden), K-3
  • Jefferson West Intermediate (Ozawkie), 4-5
  • Jefferson West Middle (Meriden), 6-8
  • Jefferson West High (Meriden), 9-12


External links[edit]

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