Superintendent's Message

Allen Konicek

Superintendent of Schools

District Profile

Welcome to the Burlingame School District. USD 454 is a 2A school with a faculty and staff that provide students with a quality educational experience. Burlingame is located just 20 miles south of Topeka at the junction of US Highway 56 and State Highway 31 where the old Santa Fe Trail crosses the Santa Fe Railroad. Our friendly town with a population of around 1,000 is in the center of a prosperous farming community. Fishing, boating and other water recreation may be found nearby at federal reservoirs and state lakes in the area. Topeka, the capital of Kansas, is only 25 miles to the north and offers many opportunities for work, recreation, and cultural events. Burlingame students have higher graduation rates, attendance rates and test scores than the state average.

Our community is committed to maintaining modern, state of the art facilities that are both efficient and effective. Recent additions to the building, remodeling projects and summer maintenance work have been completed without a mill levy increase to district patrons.

Burlingame students had another great year. The success both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities was enjoyed by students, staff and community. USD 454 continues to show progress academically in a variety of ways. The State Assessment scores have improved for past seven years in a row. State Standard of Excellence's awards have been received for student accomplishments in math and reading. Graduation rates have improved each year and attendance rates continue to climb.

As always, Burlingame students continue to be successful at universities, colleges and technical schools. Burlingame students received numerous distinctions and accomplishments in the post-secondary area as well as becoming successful working adults in a variety of business and service related areas.

With Allen Community College on site, students can take advantage of duel credit classes without ever leaving the campus. Students can realistically graduate high school with 15-30 college credits taken from a college professor in a college classroom setting. Vocational programs are available at Burlingame schools through a partnership with Allen Community College and Washburn Institute of Technology.

“To educate ALL students with knowledge, skill, and attitudes for success in life.”

USD 454 Burlingame will always be Striving for Excellence as we continue to adhere to our mission statement: