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

Special Election
Tuesday October 7

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Capital Outlay
Improperly Collected
in 2013-2014

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Back to School

First Day of School
Friday August 22 is the first day of school for PreK through 4th grades at Southeast Elementary School, 5th through 7th grade at Southeast Junior High School, and 9th grade at Southeast High School.

On August 25th, 8th grade begins at Southeast Junior High School, and 10th-12th grades begin at Southeast High School.

Start time each day is tentatively set for 8 a.m. This may change depending on bus routes.

Haven't enrolled?
Stop by the Board Office or your child's school to enroll during regular business hours:  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday August 11.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors need to create their schedule BEFORE they meet with Mrs. Coots. Even if students have questions, a rough draft needs to be made for the sake of time. See the master schedule.

All students taking dual credit college courses will need to enroll and pay for these courses after the College 101 Information presentation on August 12th @ 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

School Supply Lists
Southeast Elementary Supply List
5th-6th Grade Supply List
7th-8th Grade 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, softball, 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

Upcoming Events
School Start/Dismissal Times

Start/Dismiss Times
Elementary - 8:00 a.m./3:30 p.m.
Junior High - 8:00 a.m./3:30 p.m.
High School - 8:00 a.m./3:30 p.m.

Open House

First Day of School

  • 8th, 10th-12th grades - Aug. 25

Open House

  • Elementary - Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Junior High - Aug. 25 (5th, 7th & 8th Grade Parent Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at SHS; and, Open House at 6:45 p.m. at SJHS)
  • High School - Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Blue-White Night

Blue-White Night
Aug. 29
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
SHS Volleyball at 6:00 p.m.
SHS Football at 7:00 p.m.