Award Year: 2014

Ogden Elementary School

210 Elm Street
Ogden, KS, 66517-9998

(785) 587-2080

Mr. Jim Armendariz, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Manhattan-Ogden USD #383

School Website


We will educate our students to their fullest potential academically and socially in order to develop productive citizens who will contribute responsibly to society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 72%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Second Graders learn in an individualized, technology rich, co-teaching classroom.

Second Graders learn in an individualized, technology rich, co-teaching classroom.

Ogden Elementary, with a foundation of high expectations since 1918, delivers the best education with dynamic educators, committed students and community stakeholders. Its professional teams are lifelong learners, striving to stay abreast of cutting-edge educational research to support relationship-driven results of student growth and achievement.

Students, preK-6th grade, commit to practicing honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility, giving, self-discipline, and of course, perseverance. As a hub to the entire community of mostly Ft. Riley military personnel, family and community engagement strategies deliver a team approach as a true learning community.

The school focus is positive human relationships among and between all stakeholders and students. All teachers prepare students, not for the next grade, but for long-term life skills. Thus, Ogden's mission to balance academic, character, personal, and social skills ensures future success for each learner with relationships, rigor, relevance, results, and responsive culture.

Ogden believes that positive relationships are built through engaging instruction presented motivationally through the integration of technology. Students become self-guided learners eager to share their learning and expertise with the world.

Teachers collaborate to improve high-level thinking skills, embedded and sharpened through student created, STEM-integrated, project-based learning presentations and content skills like computer coding.

After-school and summer camp activities enhance classroom instruction. Community resources and volunteers enrich the school by providing social and cultural capital opportunities that students remember forever.

Ogden's partners, including churches, businesses, food banks, universities, and a host of volunteers, come together with school staff to form a highly-effective team, focused on student success.