Marquette students attend school in either the Little River Unified School district or the Smokey Valley Unified School District 400.
Little River USD 444
Total enrollment for USD 444 is approximately 200. The mission of USD 444 is to prepare students with thinking and reasoning skills so that they may become functioning and responsible citizens.
(Source- USD 444-usd444.ss5.sharpschool.com)
Smokey Valley USD 400
Smoky Valley Public Schools serves five separate communities in the Greater Smoky Valley of Central Kansas: Falun, Lindsborg, Marquette, Roxbury and Smolan. The Virtual Charter School serves student from all over the state of Kansas.
The central office is located in Lindsborg, the largest of these communities. Students from Falun, Roxbury and Smolan attend Soderstrom Elementary School and Lindsborg Middle School in Lindsborg. Marquette students attend grades K-6 in Marquette, and all district students attend Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg.
Students can participate in many activities including FCCLA, Pep Club and Scholar’s Bowl.
(Source- USD 400-www.smokyvalley.org)
Marquette is home to 643 (2013) residents. Marquette has a vibrant history that is preserved through the downtown area and three museums. Marquette offers a variety of attractions including the Kansas Motorcycle Museum and Smokey Hill River.
Marquette is west of Interstate I-135 and south of highway KS-4. Salina is under 40 minutes away and McPherson is under 30 minutes from Marquette. Downtown Hutchinson is a 50 minute commute from Marquette.
Marquette Local Attractions/Activities
Marquette offers a municipal swimming pool, summer recreation programs, dance and karate studio, three churches, a fitness center, day care facilities and preschool classes, and a very interesting historic business district. A grocery store, bank, library, gift shops, art studio, museums, photography studio, The Kansas Motorcycle Museum and eating establishments make up our charming downtown area. You will also find affordable rental homes, a well-run nursing home facility and senior income-based apartments.
(Source- Free Land Kansas-www.freelandks.com)
Nestled in the beautiful smoky valley in central Kansas, Marquette was settled in the 1860's and 1870's by Swedish immigrants and Civil War veterans. The town started with a flourmill on the banks of the Smoky Hill River in 1873 and by 1874, a town charter was signed, and Marquette began to grow.
In 1905, a devastating tornado destroyed most of the western half of the town, killing 31 people. But the determination to survive and rebuild was very strong. And rebuild they did.
Marquette boasts a very historic downtown of Victorian style buildings that are on the Kansas State Register of Historic Places, and have been restored to their original Swedish influenced, Victorian splendor. The town also has many beautiful Victorian homes that survived the tornado and have been restored.
(Source- City of Marquette-www.marquettekansas.com)