Get to Know USD 475

The district operates 14 elementary schools (Gr. K-5); two middle schools (Gr. 6-8); one talent-development, academy-structured high school (Gr. 9-12); an early childhood program; as well as an award-winning Parents as Teachers program and a no-cost English Language Learners class.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2016-2017 (Coming Soon)
Annual Report 2015-2016
Annual Report 2014-2015

For more information on USD 475 to include demographics, employment, and population information, please contact the Geary County Schools Communications Department Executive Director of Communications (Freedom of Information Officer) to submit a records request.

The Future of Education Starts Here in Geary County!
Geary County Schools USD 475 is located in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills. Geary County is home to Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza and is located next to I-70.

To learn more about the rich history, great outdoors, and scenic beauty of Geary County visit the Geary County CVB website.  

Our Mission 

Learning for All, Whatever it Takes

Geary County Schools USD 475 is comprised of public schools in Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza.  The district operates 14 elementary schools (K-5); one middle school (6-8) in Junction City, and one middle school (6-8) located on Fort Riley. Junction City High School serves both Junction City and Fort Riley students in grades 9th-12th.  All schools are fully accredited by the state of Kansas.

USD 475 schools offer a rich, culturally diverse educational environment with a majority of the district’s students being military-connected in some way.  A close partnership between Fort Riley and Geary County Schools optimizes the educational opportunities for military families.

USD 475 is a lighthouse district in the area of staff development, curriculum, and instruction.  The district also provides:

  • All-day Kindergarten
  • Before and After-School Programs – (Boys & Girls Club)
  • An Early Childhood Center
  • Comprehensive Special Education Programs


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Jennifer Farr, 5th Grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary and Ashley Reinert, Social Studies teacher at Fort Riley Middle School were the elementary and secondary nominees for the 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year Award Program.

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Joan Hayden, Physical Education teacher at Fort Riley Middle School, was named the 2017 Emporia State University Master Teacher.

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Allie Ronnebaum, 6th grade Social Studies teacher at Fort Riley Middle School, and Chelsea Willems, kindergarten teacher at Ware Elementary, were winners of the 2016 Horizon Award for distinguished educators who have completed their first year of teaching.

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Randall Zimmerman, Junction City High School Football Coach and Strength & Conditioning teacher, was named the 2015 Centennial League Coach of the Year and was also named as a head coach for the 2016 Shrine Bowl All Star game.

KSDE Report Card

The Kansas Department of Education Record Card is an overall assessment of the school district. This report card is a wealth of information on any school district in Kansas.

KCCP Standards

Kansas educators are focused on developing students who are career- and college-ready when they graduate from high school. The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) allow parents and teachers to compare the academic progress not only of students who sit across the classroom, but also of those who sit in classrooms across the world. This is of particular value when families must relocate due to military service or other circumstances.


For more information on the Geary County Schools USD 475 student demographics consult the respective annual report. This annual report will show demographics by school during the selected year. For additional information contact the Freedom of Information Officer or Communications Department to make a records request.

Requesting Information (Kansas Open Records Act or KORA)

Geary County Schools USD 475 adheres to the Kansas Open Records Act and allows public records to be inspected upon request. In order to request information from Geary County Schools USD 475 contact the Executive Director of Communications (Freedom of Information Officer). Requests should be submitted in writing in the form of written letter or electronic mail. Some requests may incur a copy fee, however, when appropriate and available USD 475 will make attempts to make records available by digital means. For more information on the Open Records Act visit the official website of the Kansas Attorney General.

The request for information form may assist you in obtaining the records you are seeking.

The Geary County Schools Foundation

Geary Community Schools Foundation LogoThe Geary Community Schools Foundation is a non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt fund supported by private individuals, businesses and other organizations. It is an organization of committed citizens separate from the public school district serving Junction City, Fort Riley, Grandview Plaza, and Milford.