In partnership with the community, we at Udall Middle/High School will strive to provide a safe environment in which to teach academic and character education, utilizing our core values to prepare our students to be responsible, productive citizens and self-reliant, life-long learners in tomorrow's world.
UMS/UHS Core Values
The core values, as agreed upon by students, parents, and staff of Udall Middle/High School:
Live Your Dreams
About the District
Udall Unified School District # 463 covers 140 square miles in Cowley and Sumner counties in south-central Kansas. The enrollment is approximately 370 students in grades Kindergarten through Twelve. The district’s student-teacher ratio is about 14-1. USD 463 has over 60 employees and is the largest employer in our community. Our district strives to offer a quality education in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. We have invested in our facilities in the past few years with major renovations including replacing windows, replacing heating and cooling units, updated wiring, significant roof repairs, and remodeling some office and classroom space.
Our curriculum emphasizes the basics of education with options to explore and investigate all areas of academic and occupational opportunities. The instruction and delivery methods are changing with the advent of new technologies and the expectations of our graduates have expanded to include technical literacy. Every student in grades 9 through 12 is issued a high-quality laptop computer and the curriculum in those grades is evolving toward more individualized, web-based learning. The district has integrated SmartBoard use at all grade levels to engage all students in more hands-on learning activities.
Udall USD 463 offers a variety of activities to encourage our students to become well-rounded individuals. Our small enrollment allows participation in various activities by many or our students and all are encouraged to participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, whether it is music, athletics, academic competitions, or something else that suits their interest.
Udall USD 463 is a member of the following organizations:
- Cowley County Special Education Cooperative
- South Central Kansas Education Service Center (SCKESC)
- South Central Kansas Interactive Distance Learning Network
- South Central Border League (SCBL)
- Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB)
The community of Udall is located in the northwest part of Cowley County in south-central Kansas. It is within a short driving distance of several surrounding communities. Wichita is 20 miles to the northwest on K-15 highway with Mulvane and Derby along the way. Oxford is 10 miles to the south and Belle Plaine is 10 miles west. Douglass is 12 miles to the northeast. Winfield is only 18 miles southeast of Udall along K-15.