The Santa Fe Trail school district is a predominately rural school community of approximately 1100 students Pre-K through grade 12.
Each of the district’s three communities has an attendance center. Pre-K through second grade attends school at Overbrook. Grades 3 and 4 attend Scranton Attendance Center. Carbondale Attendance Center instructs grades 5 - 8. Santa Fe Trail High School, a 4A school with approximately 350 students, is located two miles east of the US Highways 75 and 56 intersection. It is approximately five miles from each of the district’s communities.
The district is located in northern Osage County and is bordered on the north by Shawnee County and to the east by Douglas County. Topeka is less than a fifteen minute drive from the center of the district. Shopping in Kansas City is less than an hour away.
The Santa Fe Trail school district provides staff and students with modern, air conditioned facilities in which to teach and learn. An extensive remodeling project at the high school was completed on the library and science rooms in 2010.
Our staff of nearly 100 regular and special education professionals includes 5 full time building administrators, and 4 full time school counselors.
The Santa Fe Trail school district has proven itself to be a wonderful place to work, live, and raise a family. Our small-town, rural environment is complemented by our proximity to Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City - without a doubt, the best of both worlds!