About Us

Our mission is:  Teaching and Learning for Excellence

Taking our place among the elite, recognized for extraordinary achievement; teaching with purpose, passion and concern.

The Education System:

Baldwin City is traditionally dedicated to youth and education. Programs for all ages, preschool to adult are available. Located in southern Douglas County, the 139 square mile district combines the elements of rural living, state highways and easy access to metropolitan areas to provide numerous opportunities for quality lifestyles.

Unified School District 348 offers programs for children of all ages. Special Education (PEP), tutorial programs and college-release classes are a few of the opportunities available to students.

All schools have received accreditation from the Kansas State Department of Education.

Four schools are located in the Baldwin City community.

The Community:

Existing since the 1860’s, Baldwin offers a great blend of gracious older homes and comfortable new construction. Home of Baker University, the town also provides a variety of recreational activities which range from traditional sports, lakes for fishing, library programs, a quilters’ guild, and a 9-hole sand-green golf course to several significant historical points of interest.

Approximately 50 civic organizations and seven churches provide other avenues for anyone to become actively involved in the community.

Maple Leaf Festival, held the third full weekend in October, celebrates the fall season with a parade, entertainment, and 250 craft booths. Almost always the various deciduous trees are in full color for this festive weekend which annually attracts thousands of visitors.

USD 348 Goals:

  • To align curriculum to state standards
  • To promote a culture with a collaborative learning community
  • To restructure evaluation instruments that are consistent with district mission, vision and values for all district staff
  • To continue to improve communication within the district
  • To prioritize the use of school district finances


  • Kansas State High School Activities Association
  • Frontier League
  • Parents as Teachers
  • East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education
  • National School Public Relations Association
  • Kansas School Public Relations Association
  • Quality Performance Accreditation