The City of Maize is a safe, friendly, and progressive community with an exceptional public school system.
Maize USD 266 is noted for being progressive and innovative, while at the same time providing a personal, caring atmosphere. The schools stand at the heart of community life in Maize. The academic, athletic, musical and artistic achievements of our young people create a spirit of involvement that extends to young and old alike.
This suburban school district, which houses more than 6,200 students in eight buildings, is the 12th largest school district in the state. Although we serve a large number of students, maintaining the qualities of a one-room school house is a priority. Education is individualized at Maize to help every child find success. We offer services for students with special needs, full-time counselors and nurses in every building, state of the art technology and much more.
Maize has enjoyed significant growth in the past decade, as more and more families seek first-rate education in an environment that celebrates individual accomplishment. New businesses have followed these families into the community and now complement the agricultural enterprises, which are its rich heritage. With Wichita just a few minutes away via four-lane highway, Maize remains a safe, friendly place to raise a family amid all that's best about small-town America.
The city of Maize shows 2004 population estimates of 2,444 with a projected annual growth rate of 1.71%. Sedgwick County, which includes the city of Wichita to the south, has approximately 550,000 inhabitants with a 30 year projected growth rate of 0.75% per year. Wichita is currently experiencing a west-east growth pattern, one that is expected to continue for at least the next 40 years. Demographic studies estimate growth of approximately 60,000 persons over this time frame.
The June 2005 median sale price of all newly-built single-family homes in the Wichita metro area was $148,575, 31% below the corresponding national figure of $214,800.
Temperatures in Maize and Sedgwick County vary from an average low of 30 degrees in January to an average high of 81 degrees in July. Annual precipitation is 29 inches and snowfall 16 inches.