The Shawnee Mission School District (Kansas Unified School District 512) is one of the major school districts in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Located in northeast Johnson County, Kansas, the school district enrolled approximately 27,000 students in the 2009-2010 school year. As of 2011, the district comprises 5 high schools, 5 middle schools, 38 elementary schools, and 6 instructional centers. Its headquarters are in Overland Park.
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... As of the census of 2000, the district has a total population of 219,949 with 93,221 households (or occupied housing units) and 59,084 families ... The racial makeup of the district is 91.0% White, 2.6% Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.8% Asian, less than 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.6 ... The 50,632 children residing in the district are 23.0% of the total population, and 13,283 (6.0%) are under the age of 5 13,605 (6.2%) are from 5 to 9 14,874 (6.8 ...
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