Piper, Kansas

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Piper is a formerly-unincorporated and semi-rural area of Kansas City, KS, similar to Turner. Piper was annexed in 1991.

Piper was laid out as a village in 1888.[1] A post office was opened in Piper in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1971.[2]

Education[edit]

Piper has its own school district known as Piper USD 203. It is one of four districts in Wyandotte County. Piper High School, Piper Middle School, Piper Elementary School, and Piper East Elementary School comprise the district. These schools will be the first in the nation to have Google Fiber bandwidth accessible for endless possibilities in the realm of education. From streaming foreign students and professors in the classroom for research, to real time communication with parents via smartphone and web chat rooms.

Piper High School is the top performing school in the metro area, based on state math and reading assessments as of May 22, 2012. The top ten performing schools in the metro area are listed below with their math and reading combined assessment score:[3]

1. Piper 197.2

2. Basehor 195.9

3. Blue Valley 195.2

4. Blue Valley West 192.4

5. Mill Valley 191.4

6. Shawnee Mission East 191.4

7. Olathe Northwest 191.3

8. Blue Valley North 191.2

9. Shawnee Mission Northwest 190.8

10. Sumner Academy of Arts and Science 189.7

In addition to the metro rankings, Piper High School is the highest performing school in the state in 4a, 5a and 6a. Piper High School is also ranked in the top 1% of all high schools 1A - 6A in the state of Kansas based on assessment performance.[4] The Piper Pirates 2012-2013 football team won its first regional bracket.[5] Sumner Academy of Arts and Science ranked number 1 in the State of Kansas and 69th in the nation in 2009 for best High Schools in America with college ready students.[6] Piper USD 203 shares Wyandotte County's school districts with 4 other school districts. Kansas City, Kansas USD 500, Bonner Springs USD 204, Edwardsville District 7, and Turner USD 202.[7][8]

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Coordinates: 39°08′35″N 94°51′41″W / 39.14306°N 94.86139°W / 39.14306; -94.86139