About Us


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 measures and we have a proud tradition of academic, behavioral, and social success. 


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 are valued and respected.


Grades Kindergarten - 6th: 8:40 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

PreK4 program: 8:40 a.m. - 3:30 p.m..

AM Early Childhood Special Education Program: 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

PM Early Childhood Special Education Program: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Children should not arrive at the building until after the first bus arrives at 8:15 a.m. or stay after 4:00 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 tecumseh_south_secretaries@usd450.net          

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.  


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.