Hays School District has about 3,000 students that are enrolled in a high school, middle school, five elementary schools, and an alternative school. The staff of Unified School District No. 489 are recognized throughout Kansas and across the nation as leaders in educational excellence.
Hays Public Schools offer programs like all-day, every day kindergarten, small class sizes in the state for districts our size, and a longer school year. An extensive special education program serves children with special needs. A variety of early childhood programs serve children and their families in a three-county area from before-birth to age six.