Air Force Education Study

Knob Noster / Whiteman AFB Ranks Number 1 on Air Force Education Study
Posted on 09/25/2020
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Knob Noster / Whiteman AFB
Ranks Number 1 on National Education Study

Date:    9-24-20

To:       KNPS Parents

From:   Jerrod Wheeler

Re:       Knob Noster / Whiteman AFB Ranks Number 1 on National Education Study


Dear Parents:


Amidst all the COVID-19 communications, I am reaching out to share some very good news!


The Air Force recently released a nation-wide study on the quality of public education institutions serving its 154 installations.  When all data was tallied, Whiteman AFB ranked number 1 out of all 154 locations across the nation. 


In Knob Noster Public Schools, 70% of all students are connected to the mission at Whiteman Air Force Base.  Over the last five years, Knob Noster Public Schools has taken an aggressive approach to enhance our programs, expand opportunities for students, and drive improved student outcomes, which ultimately landed Whiteman as number 1 in the nation.  We are extremely proud to have helped Whiteman rank as the best of the best when it comes to education and quality of life, and we look forward to continuing on this path of continuous improvement.


Recent and current Air Force leadership continues to rank quality of education as the top factor as it relates to quality of life, satisfaction, and retention of Servicemembers and their families.  In Knob Noster Public Schools, we are committed to ensuring quality of education does not decrease satisfaction, but rather that it adds significant value and enhancements when families receive PCS orders to Whiteman.


Every member of the Knob Noster Team takes seriously our job to provide an excellent education and educational experience for each of our students, thereby strengthening the Missions of Whiteman AFB.  We send a special thank you to all of our parents, our community and Air Force leadership, our teachers, our vested partners, and especially our students for a job well done!  Congratulations Knob Noster and Whiteman for a job well done!


For more information, please find an executive summary for this announcement linked below.


In Knob Noster Public Schools – Our Mission Is Student Success!


Very Respectfully,


Jerrod Wheeler

Executive Summary Air Force Education Study September 2020