The Maize School District is located on the rapidly growing northwest side of Wichita. The Maize schools are known for their outstanding academic, fine arts and athletic programs. Maize students achieved the state Standard of Excellence in reading, math and science last year and have an average ACT composite score of 22.5, exceeding both state and national averages. Nearly 90 percent of Maize graduates attend a four-year college/university or two year college/technical school upon graduation and average more than $1 million in scholarships from higher educational institutions. Students participating in academic, fine arts and athletic programs consistently win state, regional and national competitions.
State testing report card information go to: KSDE District Report Card
Housing & Real Estate Market
According to the Sedgwick County Housing report last year, 231 residential lots were platted in Maize USD 266, the third-largest number in the area. 85 percent of the households in the Maize district are single unit dwellings, compared to 70 percent in Sedgwick County. Over half the homes in the district were constructed after 1985 and one of the largest concentrations of homes with children under the age of 18 is in the northwest portion of Wichita, including the Maize district.
Homes are available in all price ranges, both for sale and rent, in the district.
Maize USD 266 encompasses approximately 42 square miles on the northwest side of Wichita. The district employs a hybrid boundary/feeder system. For a complete listing of the addresses that fall within the district boundaries, click on the link to the Sedgwick County Property Taxes and Appraisals Web site below to enter your address.
Elementary student placement is based on the number of students, class size, and siblings. Placement is determined by administration. Elementary schools are not tied to middle and/or high schools in any feeder pattern or other way.
Middle and high school students will be assigned to a designated school based on the address of their primary residence. Each residential address within the USD 266 district boundary has a corresponding secondary building assignment. Building assignments are aligned in a feeder pattern connecting Maize Middle School to Maize High School and Maize South Middle School to Maize South High School. Click here to search your address to see which secondary building assignment your residence is located.
Students who require placement in a special program based on their Individual Education Plan (IEP), which only exists in specific buildings, must be granted an exception to the residential assignment. Such placement also may apply to other specialized programs, including ESOL. Students whose programs exist in only one middle and/or high school may be assigned a school opposite of their residential building assignment.
Shopping & Amenities
Over the past several years, numerous retail, health care and banking establishments have opened in the Maize District, most notably near the intersection of Maize Road and 21st Street where New Market Square, Wichita's largest outdoor shopping center, is located.
Two new, state-of-the art hospitals with 24-hour emergency services have recently opened in the northwest portion of Wichita.
Area churches offer a variety of programs and activities for all ages of children, from preschool through your child's adolescent years. The Maize Recreation Commission, www.maizerec.com, also offers a wide variety of sports and fun filled activities for youth.
Dining & Entertainment
Nationally known restaurants, as well as great locally owned dining establishments are easy to find in the district. Animal lovers will enjoy a visit to The Sedgwick County Zoo. Outdoor enthusiasts can get out in the fresh air and enjoy the Sedgwick County Park. A recent addition to the park is a Boundless Playground. With 70 percent accessibility, children from all walks of life, regardless of physical limitations, can enjoy play time together. Movie buffs will enjoy the 21st Street Warren Theatre which has 17 luxurious auditoriums and the renowned IMAX, providing for a wide selection of today's current movie releases.