Introduction

Welcome to Tecumseh South Elementary School.  Tecumseh South is the home to approximately 475 bright and eager students in Pre-K through sixth grade. We are one of four elementary schools in the Shawnee Heights School District, which is located in southeast Shawnee County near Topeka, Kansas.  We have a full time counselor, a comprehensive special education program including gifted education, a full time librarian, and a reading specialist with literacy tutors for differentiating reading instruction. We offer both band and orchestra programs beginning in 5th grade as well as daily physical education and vocal music for all students.  Intramural programs are provided for our students in the 5th and 6th grades.  Our students perform well on all objective meaures  and we have a proud tradition of academic, behavioral and social success. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tecumseh South Elementary School partnership among students, staff, parents and community at Tecumseh South Elementary School is to build a foundation for life-long learning in a changing, technological world by creating a safe environment in which the dignity and uniqueness of the individual is valued and respected.

School Hours

PreSchool (AM session) 8:15a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  (PM session) 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
Grades K-6 and All-Day Preschool 8:40 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Students begin arriving at 8:15 a.m. and proceed to the gym.  There they sit with their class and do the pledge of allegiance and listen to announcements before the actual school day begins at 8:40.  If you know that your child will be late or absent that day, we ask that you contact the school by 9:00 a.m., or as soon as possible.  You can call the school at 379-5950.  You can also reach the school by e-mailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          

If you are dropping your student off at school, please take them to the main entrance, located on the north side of the school.  After the school day begins, all doors to the school will be locked in order to provide safety for our students.

Please notify your student’s teacher and the office in writing or email regarding any changes to your child’s after school transportation AND early pick-up for appointments.  Students who ride the bus will be dismissed at 3:30.  

CHILDREN ARE NOT TO ARRIVE PRIOR TO 8:15 A.M.

We are unable to provide supervision for students. Teachers are not in their rooms, as they are preparing for the school day.  Boys and Girls Club offer a before and after school program if you are in need of such care. Thank you for your cooperation.