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8:00 am-3:40 pm

3-Year-Old Preschool

8:00-11:00 am

4-Year-Old Preschool

12:00-3:40 pm


South Haven Schools

PO Box 229

229 S Kickapoo

South Haven, KS 67140

PH 620-892-5215

FAX 620-892-5814


Brown, Shelly
IRC K-6 Paraprofessional 619, Bus Driver
Byers, Brian
Woods Teacher, Maintenance Director
Byers, Dale
Bus Driver
Knoffloch, Rick
Bus Driver/ Custodian
Kuchar, Jami
School Nurse
Price, Brooke
Clerk of the Board, Accounts Clerk
Ratzlaff, LeRoy
District Staff
Russell, Missy
Technology Coordinator
Simmons, Lacy
Weekley, Jenny

Office of the Superintendent

Student Enrollment in USD 509

Active Students Per Grade
as of September 8, 2017
  Total Male Female
3-Yr-Old Preschooler 7 4 3
4-Yr-Old Preschooler 8 3 5
Sub-Total Preschoolers 15 7 8
Kindergarten 10 3 7
1st Grade 18 9 9
2nd Grade 17 11 6
3rd Grade 15 7 8
4th Grade 13 5 8
5th Grade 16 8 8
Sub-Total (K-5) 89 43 46
6th Grade 9 3 6
7th Grade 15 7 8
8th Grade 14 7 7
9th Grade 19 9 10
10th Grade 12 6 6
11th Grade 15 9 6
12th Grade 14 6 8
Sub-Total (JH/HS) 98 47 51
Total Students K-12 187 90 97
Total Students with PreSchool 202    

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Burgess, Dorsey
Superintendent, PreK-5 Principal

Dorsey Burgess, Superintendent

Dorsey Burgess, Superintendent

Dorsey Burgess became the Superintendent of Schools for USD 509 South Haven in 2017. He grew up in Haysville, KS, went to Bishop Carroll High School and then Wichita State University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. From 1982 – 1983, Mr. Burgess traveled with an international group called “Up With People.” Mr.Burgess served as the Principal of Benton Elementary School in the Circle District from 2002 to 2017. Prior to that he was the Assistant Principal at St. Francis of Assisi School for two years.


A former music teacher, Mr. Burgess directs the choir at his church, plays guitar, water skis, camps, and loves bluegrass, classic rock, and jazz.  He and his wife Debra reside in South Haven.