Growth Projects

The Olathe Public Schools has experienced growth each year of its existence. District staff regularly monitor the district enrollment, looking for trends and large areas of growth. The district has grown every year since it was unified in 1965 and that growth is expected to continue, albeit slower than it has in the past.

One area that staff have been watching closely is growth in the northwest portion of the district. Mission Trail Middle School currently has 800 students and is expected to grow by nearly 300 more students in the next five years in a building that is already near capacity. Prairie Trail Middle School has about 850 students and will grow by approximately 130 in the next five years.

The proposed bond projects include the land and construction of an additional middle school and money to renovate Millcreek Learning Center to accommodate growth of the Prairie Learning Center.