South of E 69th St N and West of N Oliver St
Valley Center, KS 67147
Kechi students may attend schools in either USD 259 or 262. The students living in Kechi attend ten different schools in the area. There are five possible elementary schools for K-5, two middle schools serving 6-8 and two high schools serving 9- 12.
Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, is proud to be the state's largest school district, one of the most successful large-city districts in the United States, and a great place to educate all of the city's children.
The students and employees give the Wichita community many reasons to be proud of the Wichita Public Schools. Students and employees receive local, state and national recognition for their achievements. The district's enrollment is 51,330 students. Enrollment has grown by 2,512 students over the last ten school years. Forty-one schools received 141 Standard of Excellence Awards in reading, math and/or science from the Kansas Department of Education for their performance on the 2012 state assessments.
(Source –City of Wichita Website-www.wichita.gov)
Valley Center Schools, USD 262, is comprised of three elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school.
Valley Center Schools is a rare find! They blend a rich tradition of high expectations that every student master essential skills in core content areas with multiple opportunities for students to explore their individual interests. They believe in focusing on all aspects of a student’s development, and to have each and every student graduate high school, college and career ready.
(Source-Valley Center Schools-www.usd262.com)
The City of Kechi was established in 1888 and has been growing ever since. We now serve over 2000 residents who enjoy the quiet and safety of our developing community immediately north of Wichita, Kansas. People and businesses have discovered the charm, the quality of life, and the peaceful convenience of living and conducting business in Kechi.
Kechi offers significant biking and walking activity, facilitated largely by the local sidewalks. It is a very walkable community which leads through parks and the business community.
Access into Kechi can be from Highways 254 and 135, both of which are 4-lane expressways. Kechi is 12 miles from downtown Wichita. The Eisenhower National Airport is a short commute from Kechi.
Kechi Local Attractions/Activities
Home of a wood shop, weaving studio, two quilt shops, a refinishing furniture workshop, and a barbecue restaurant; Kechi’s Art and Business District offers small town, rural charm where visitors can walk from shop-to-shop to discover unique, artistic and collectible finds. It’s a casual and cozy tree-lined setting where all shops are easily accessible within a block or two.
(Source- City of Kechi- www.kechiks.com)
Kechi was named for the Kichai people.
In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north-south from Herington through Kechi to Caldwell. It foreclosed in 1891 and was taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which eventually joined the Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island". The first post office in Kechi was established in 1888.