Award Year: 2014

St. Patrick Catholic School

630 Avenue D West
Kingman, KS, 67068-1299

(620) 532-2791

Mr. Robert Lyall, Principal at time of Nomination

Catholic Diocese of Wichita

School Website

Bell Award Winner


St. Patrick School provides Catholic education for Catholic action. Together with the family and parish we form Disciples of Jesus Christ.

Student Demographics
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
First graders enjoying their daily reading lesson using technology.

First graders enjoying their daily reading lesson using technology.

St. Patrick Catholic School, located in Kingman, Kansas, a rural community of 3500 people in the midst of wheat and cattle farming, was founded in 1930 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita, Kansas. As one of thirty-nine schools in the Diocese of Wichita, St. Patrick takes great pride in providing a solid parochial education steeped in instructional excellence that is based on Gospel values. St. Patrick’s is holistic; it seeks to form the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. Its strength is that academic excellence flows from a sense of stewardship. Students excel because they know that they are stewards of their academic talents.
St. Patrick also recognizes that it is essential to develop all aspects of each individual learner. The school fosters skills that are imperative for success as life-long learners. Students become valued members of the greater community. Students have opportunities to learn skills that prepare them to be responsible, college and career ready individuals who are Disciples of Christ.
Also integral to the success of St. Patrick is the administrator who collaborates with teachers to set high expectations for academic excellence through a shared vision in differentiated instruction and data driven decisions. St. Patrick students reap the benefits of challenging data-driven lessons that are truly based on the needs of each individual student. This has proven to be an excellent recipe for success. St Patrick is a place where faith and learning truly meet.