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USD 247
506 S. Smelter
Cherokee, Kansas 66724
Phone: 620-457-8350
Fax: 620-457-8428

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Enrollment Dates

USD 247 enrollment is scheduled for the following dates at each school, Southeast Elementary School (PreK-4th) in Weir, Kansas and Southeast High School (5th through 12th) in Cherokee. Enrollment will NOT be held at Southeast Junior High.

Tuesday August 5: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday August 6: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday August 7: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

An enrollment day will also be held at the McCune building on Thursday August 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

After these dates the Board Office and each school will continue to take enrollment during regular business hours.


Concussion Testing

Via Christi will have representatives at enrollment at Southeast High School to sign students up for concussion testing. They test students before sports begin to get a baseline and then should a student be injured they know what is normal for each student. Via Christi will need parental consent.



The Community Health Center will be at Southeast High School to provide an immunization clinic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 7.


Supplies List

Southeast Elementary Supply List

Investing In Your Child's Future

With a passion for its students and a willingness to try new things USD 247 Southeast is inspiring the students who proudly call themselves Lancers.

Get a head start on college

Graduate high school with a college sophomore standing at no extra cost.  Dual credit college courses are available for Southeast High School students and families are reimbursed 100% for their tuition if the student earns an A or B.

To prepare our younger students, several high school courses are now offered at the junior high level.

Learn more about dual credit college courses


Since the Fall of 2012, USD 247 has provided a K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program, believed to be the first in the state of Kansas.  Our students work with PITSCO STEM Labs and project kits, Mindstorm Robotics and Tetrix Robotics.  PK-3rd also enjoy LEGO education project based learning.  K-12 will begin Engineering by Design this fall.

A Real World Education

Career Technical Education programs available through USD 247 preparing students for the workforce:


Opportunities to Participate

Students Receiving National Recognition

Lancer students go to and rank at the highest levels in national competitions by Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Technology Student Association (TSA).


Small class sizes provide students an opportunity to play the sports they love:  baseball, basketball, cross country, football, track & field, volleyball and now wrestling.

Civil Air Patrol

Not all students are interested in the traditional classes, clubs and sports.  To provide those students in 6th through 12th grades with another option USD 247 partnered with the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in 2011.  Southeast CAP cadets and students get to pilot and ground marshal powered aircraft and gliders.  Southeast CAP has also assisted with storm recovery during the aftermath of the May 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Pittsburg, 2012, and in 2014 at Baxter Springs.

Learn more about CAP