Award Year: 2014

West Bourbon Elementary School

602 5th Street
Uniontown, KS, 66779-0010

(620) 756-4335

Mr. Tracy B. Smith, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Uniontown- USD#235

School Website


Embracing high expectations for all with a dedication to positive relations with home, school and to strive to meet individual needs of our school community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
WBE participating in the World Record breaking Cup Stacking Day

WBE participating in the World Record breaking "Cup Stacking Day"

West Bourbon Elementary provides learning opportunities for preschool through sixth grade students. As a rural southeast Kansas "small" school, encompassing 306 square miles, in a highly impoverished area, WBE is able to provide cutting edge technology to its students that would rival the biggest urban schools. Each child has the opportunity to individually fully engage their learning with the use of iPad mini's, laptop computers, Apple smart television classroom projection, along with a complete aligned curriculum to state and national expectations.
With a highly qualified and dedicated staff, WBE has the luxury of knowing each child and their families. A small 1-16 teacher/student ratio enhances whole and small group learning along with individualized instruction. It is a necessity that each child, each day, is taught by someone that truly cares about the child. This key factor has been a very important piece in WBE's success, allowing children to feel secure in their environment where they can take the necessary risks to achieve to their full potential.
Through strong leadership from the principal, to the Leadership Team of teachers, to working collaboratively at grade levels and bridging teachers a grade level higher or lower to engage in clarity of understanding, the students, families, and community have benefited and hold a high regard for what WBE does and stands for in the development of its children.