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About Us


Welcome to Mize!

We are delighted to serve you and your children. Mize Elementary was built in 2000 and happily serves students in grades K-5. It is also home to the old Virginia School House, which was built in 1878. This schoolhouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in February of 2004 and moved to our grounds in 2005. Our building is also home to disc golf and a walking trail surrounded by lush trees and an abundance of wildlife. These resources provide many on sight educational opportunities for our students. There is always something fun going on at Mize!

Mission Statement

Mize Elementary....teaming with a dedicated learning community to celebrate each individual, not only as they are, but as they are yet to be.

Office Staff

Gerri BalthazorPrincipal 
Samantha Luchtel,  School Improvement Specialist
Janet Minihan, Lead Secretary
Elizabeth Houghton, Secretary
Christina Brandenburg, Nurse
Lainee Graham, Counselor

Report an Absence

To report an absence, parents or guardians may contact the school at: 913-441-0880

Or use the "Report an Absence" online form as a convenience.

Mize Report an Absence


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Our Location:
7301 Mize Road
Shawnee, KS 66227

Our Phone Number:

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Our School Hours:
8:45 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
8:45 a.m.- 12:10 p.m. half day
10:45 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. Late Start 

Our Mascot:
The Hawk

Our Colors:
Blue & green


The Kansas State Department of Education report card for Mize Elementary may be viewed here.