CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BLUE VALLEY
Nestled in the heart of northeastern Kansas is a place not found on a map. It is not a city, a township or a village, but say the name to anyone in the area and they'll know exactly where to find it. For those who know it well, this place lives in the identity of local businesses, in school names, on street signs and in the heart of the people. It is a community, an identity and a culture. It is Blue Valley.
And like any other community, Blue Valley has its own unique history - one defined by growth and expansion, excellence and success. A history that all began with a simple school district more than 50 years ago.
Blue Valley Schools has grown to encompass five high schools, nine middle schools, 20 elementary schools, an alternative high school, the Center for Advanced Professional Studies and Hilltop Campus, all serving 22,000 students. When taking a step back in history, however, it is clear the district did not always look this way.
In celebration of Blue Valley's 50th anniversary in 2015-16, the district has compiled the first-ever history of Blue Valley, told through the eyes of those who lived it. From testimonials highlighting the days of a small-town, rural district to stories of the district's growth and expansion, this historical document provides a broad overview of Blue Valley's 50-year history.
Click here to read Blue Valley's 50-year history.