Goessel Elementary School may begin attracting the attention of discerning parents after being ranked No. 1 among Wichita-area schools by Niche.com.
“It’s a wonderful honor, we just heard about it,” elementary principal John Fast said. “It’s my understanding that the website is a national organization that looks at schools primarily by academic merit and parent satisfaction.”
Fast did not know the No. 1 ranking was coming, nor did school officials supply or submit any data to receive the award, he said.
Schools were graded on strength of academics, quality of teachers, diversity, and overall quality of the school. Goessel received an “A” in all areas except student culture and diversity, in which it received a “C.”
“I attribute this achievement to the hard work of our students, the tremendous commitment of our staff, and outstanding support of our community,” Fast said.