Basehor-Linwood School District

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Superintendent's Message

Doug Powers portraitBasehor-Linwood USD 458 is located in southern Leavenworth County. The District contains 90 square miles and incorporates the cities of Basehor and Linwood. The resident student population is just over 2,500 students. In addition, Basehor-Linwood Virtual School enrolls nearly 200 students a year.

USD 458 is the fastest growing city and school district in Leavenworth County. The Legends area, east of our school district, is expanding with business and industry. The District’s location and commitment to education make us the logical choice for many new families moving to the area.

To this purpose, Basehor-Linwood has significantly expanded its facilities over the last several years. A bond issue, valued at $16 million was passed in April of 2015 to construct a Career and Technical Education addition to the high school and expand safety and security features in every attendance center in the District. In September of 2018, Bond 2018 was approved by voters to build an Early Learning Center (which opened in August of 2020), Gray Hawk Elementary School (a K-5 building opening in August of 2021), a new Linwood Elementary building (relocating the K-5 to a more central location to be complete by August 2022), the addition of 12 classrooms and a performing arts center at Basehor-Linwood Middle School, as well as a more secure entrance for Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.

Basehor-Linwood schools have a reputation for excellence, which is reflected by consistently high ACT scores and Basehor-Linwood High School’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2012. Excellent schools and increasing population make Basehor-Linwood USD 458 an exciting place to be a student, a parent and an educator.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns via email or at the District Office: 913.724.1396.
Douglas B. Powers