Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of educators? USD 327 is the place to be!

We are looking for highly motivated educators who want to help students achieve their academic and personal goals!


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Our Mission

To provide an exceptional experience and encourage responsible citizenship.

Our Vision

Better together: Community, parents, faculty, staff and administrators helping to promote positive personal character and challenging every learner to strive for excellence.

Our Motto

Better together: Striving for excellence


Why Ellsworth?

When coming to Ellsworth I was surrounded by a supportive community of people. Mentor teachers stepped up and made me feel welcomed, community members came out of the woodwork to assist me in building the Agriculture Education and FFA program, and students were excited about the opportunity of success. This legacy Cowtown holds a magic of history, grit, and charm which is truly enchanting. Plus, a champion mindset spurs new and innovative ideas to allow our FFA program to grow and reach new goals sparking student growth and community engagement.

Karl Stover

Karl Stover

Ellsworth Jr/Sr High School Teacher

Anna Cannon

Anna Cannon

Ellsworth Jr/Sr High School Counselor

"Twenty-one years ago, I graduated from Ellsworth High School on a mission to leave my hometown and spread my wings. My family and I chose to "Come home" this past school year. Our family was looking for a place that has a STRONG community foundation of support, a wide variety of activities in the schools and area, is a safe haven for my four kids to play and grow, and expectations and hard work is the standard. Statistically, Ellsworth is a solid school foundation for kids. For the past 15 years I have worked in education working with students K-12. Even though my start wasn't in the field of education, I have grown to love the world of being a school counselor. Teachers in Ellsworth truly love the students and staff that they work with. I have gained a sense of family with my co-workers. Our Student Council is incredibly involved with the morale of our school. This year the students have been helping to address student mental health and how to help care for each other. Strong athletic programs, FFA programs, recreational programs are just a few of the amazing things I see happening here. The administration is committed to supporting teachers and making Ellsworth and USD 327 even stronger. I would love to work with you and help you join in what is growing and a great place to be!

District Highlights

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  • FFA Chapter - National Chapter Award

  • Individual Plans of Study grades 7-12

  • Dual credit courses with Salina Area Technical and Barton County Community Colleges

  • Career Technical Educational Courses

  • Targeted At-Risk Program grades K-3

  • Small class sizes

  • Low student to teacher ratios

  • 1:1 Laptops for grades 1-12

  • iPads for Kindergarten students

  • Nearly 100% of core teachers have SMART Interactive Flat

    Panels in the classroom

  • Digital tools in Journalism, Media and Art labs

  • Wide variety of athletic and academic extracurricular activities

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences approach 98% participation K-12

  • District and schools take an active role in our communities

  • Supportive Board of Education and community

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Our School Community

USD 327 is home of the Bearcats! The District is made up of three attendance centers - Ellsworth Elementary, Kanopolis Middle and Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School. We are a small 3A district and a member of the NCAA League. The District is a member of the Central Kansas Cooperative for Special Education Services (USD 305 Salina).

Ellsworth Elementary School (EES) is located in Ellsworth. Approximately 200 students in grades Kindergarten through three attend EES. There are 18 licensed staff, 17 classified personnel and one building principal. The average class size is 15 students. Ellsworth Elementary is a proud recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2008 and 2021.

Kanopolis Middle School (KMS), located in nearby Kanopolis, has approximately 155 students. KMS covers grades four through six. The staff of KMS consists of one building principal, 17 licensed and 7 classified staff. The averaged class size is 15 students.

Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School (EJSHS) in Ellsworth includes grades seven through 12. There are approximately 300 students in attendance at EJSHS. Staff includes one principal, one assistant principal/athletic director, 26 licensed staff and 14 classified staff.

The District encompasses the communities of Ellsworth, Kanopolis and Geneseo in Ellsworth and Rice Counties. It is located near the middle of the state with access to many major highways, two recreational lakes and encompasses 425 square miles.

Ellsworth is a progressive and thriving small community of approximately 3,000. Patrons are involved in farming, small businesses, medical center and state prison. There are several major businesses in town with international clients.

The Ellsworth/Kanopolis area offers multiple recreational opportunities including a swimming pool, disc golf course, youth recreational sports, nine-hole golf course, Fort Harker Museum, a drive-in theater, splash pad, city parks and two federal lakes with numerous parks, trails and campsites.

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Kanopolis Lake

Tent at Wilson Lake

Human Resources

  • Contact the District Office for information about a current job opening or pending application

  • The District Office is open 7:00 am to 4:00 pm when school is in session. The office is closed during school holidays. Hours during the summer vary.

Who we are looking for

  • USD 327 is looking for individuals who are:

    • highly qualified

    • motivated

    • great communicators

    • able to engage students

    • highly organized


  • Portion of health insurance benefit paid by the District

  • Option to purchase other health benefits; such as dental and vision

  • Paid personal days

  • Paid sick days

  • $25,000 life insurance policy

USD 327 is an equal opportunity employer

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