Education

Johnson County Community College is a 234-acre community college with 22 major buildings located in Overland Park, Kansas, less than 20 minutes from Southwest Johnson County.

Key Facts:

  • 18,292 students enrolled in JCCC in the fall of 2019.
  • Nearly 1,000 full-time faculty and staff are employed at JCCC, with nearly 1,500 adjunct faculty and part-time staff.
  • JCCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate options.
  • JCCC has transfer/articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.
  • The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
  • JCCC is home to 14 intercollegiate sports.
  • 2,832 employees of 103 area companies take advantage of contract training courses, specifically tailored for them and presented at the College or on-site at the workplace.

The Learning & Career Center at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC)  is a collaborative effort between several area public and private entities focused on developing a highly trained workforce for the supply chain and logistics industry. The LCC is a premier example of education and industry working together to prepare individuals for careers in warehousing and distribution operations, and a proactive step toward ensuring a well-qualified labor force well into the future.

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Gardner Edgerton USD 231 serves the communities of Gardner and Edgerton in the southwest corner of Johnson County, Kansas. The award-winning district has received a total of 32 Governor’s Achievement Awards and was named a 2011, 2016 and 2017 Blue Ribbon School district.

Key Facts:

  • Approximately 6,100 students.
  • Seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
  • In January 2012, voters approved a $72 million bond issue providing a new elementary school, middle school, multipurpose activity center addition to the high school, a variety of capital improvements and updates to districtwide technology.
  • Grand Star Elementary School opened in 2013, and Trail Ridge Middle School opened in the fall of 2014.