Getting to know Lenexa

Lenexa is a city in Johnson County, Kansas. It’s located close to the Missouri-Kansas border, on the Missouri River. It is exactly 13.08 miles to Kansas City, Missouri. Lenexa is 34.39 square miles and currently has a population of around 55,000 people. It is the birthplace of Garmin, the regional headquarters of Kiewit Construction and the former headquarters of Applebee’s. It is bordered by the cities of Shawnee to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the west, and Olathe to the south. People flock to Lenexa because it is an attractive and safe city, with a rich history and a strong, hometown sense of community spirit. Known as the “City of Festivals,” Lenexa is located in western Johnson County with easy access to K-7, I-435, I-35, and I-70. This makes Lenexa a great location to live, work, and play!


The major school district for Lenexa is the Shawnee Mission School District. However, some areas in the city attend the De Soto School District or the Olathe School District. The Shawnee Mission School District is the third largest school district in Kansas with more than 27,000 students and 4,300 employees. The district consists of 34 elementary schools, five middle schools, and five high schools. The district also includes Horizons High School, an Early Childhood Education Center, Signature Programs at the Center for Academic Achievement, and the Career and Technical Campus.

Elementary Schools
  • Apache Innovative School
  • Belinder Elementary School
  • Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School
  • Briarwood Elementary School
  • Broken Arrow Elementary School
  • Brookridge Elementary School
  • Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
  • Comanche Elementary School
  • Corinth Elementary School
  • Crestview Elementary School
  • East Antioch Elementary School
  • Highlands Elementary School
  • John Diemer Elementary School
  • Lenexa Hills Elementary School
  • Merriam Park Elementary School
  • Mill Creek Elementary School
  • Nieman Elementary School
  • Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary School
  • Pawnee Elementary School
  • Prairie Elementary School
  • Ray Marsh Elementary School
  • Rhein Benninghoven Elementary School
  • Rising Star Elementary School
  • Roseland Elementary School
  • Rushton Elementary School
  • Santa Fe Trail Elementary School
  • Shawanoe Elementary School
  • Sunflower Elementary School
  • Tomahawk Elementary School
  • Trailwood Elementary School
  • Westwood View Elementary School
Middle Schools
  • Hocker Grove Middle School
  • Indian Hills Middle School
  • Indian Woods Middle School
  • Trailridge Middle School
  • Westridge Middle School
High Schools
  • Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Shawnee Mission North High School
  • Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
  • Shawnee Mission South High School
  • Shawnee Mission West High School
  • Horizons High School

The De Soto School District welcomes more than 7,400 students through the doors of its twelve campuses with seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The district encompasses an area of nearly 100 square miles in northwest Johnson County.

Elementary Schools
  • Belmont Elementary School
  • Clear Creek Elementary School
  • Horizon Elementary School
  • Mize Elementary School
  • Prairie Ridge Elementary School
  • Riverview Elementary School
  • Starside Elementary School
Middle Schools
  • Lexington Trails Middle School
  • Mill Creek Middle School
  • Monticello Trails Middle School
High Schools
  • De Soto High School
  • Mill Valley High School

The Olathe School District is a very large district with 51 schools. Click HERE to find out more about the Olathe schools.

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