Kansas State School for the Blind

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Kansas State School for the Blind
KSSB Seal.png
The emblem of the Kansas State School for the Blind.

United States
Coordinates39°07′00″N 94°38′22″W / 39.116530°N 94.639500°W / 39.116530; -94.639500Coordinates: 39°07′00″N 94°38′22″W / 39.116530°N 94.639500°W / 39.116530; -94.639500
SuperintendentMadeleine Burkindine
Campus size10 acres
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)Red, white, blue

Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) is a fully accredited public high school located in Kansas City, Kansas, USA, serving students in grades Pre-K through 12. The school was established in 1867. It is located on 10 acres (40,000 m2) located in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. It opened its doors on September 7, 1868.[1]


Kansas State School for the Blind, circa 1882

Commissioners were appointed to locate a State Asylum for the Blind in 1864 and the city of Wyandotte (now part of Kansas City, Kansas) provided 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land.[1] The Kansas Legislature appropriated $20,000 to erect the building in 1867 and it was opened September 7, 1868.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The school was commissioned in 1867 and completed in 1868.[1] It was built in Wyandotte, Kansas which is now part of Kansas City, Kansas.

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