Choir performing at Metcalf South, December 1994.  Copyright (1994 Burns Photo).   The South Park Elementary School community is proud of its history of desegregation. South Park's success lies with its teachers, students andTurkey Creek Parade, Merriam, Kansas, 1996. (Photo courtesy South Park Elementary) parents. Today, the school educates one of the most diverse populations in Johnson County. It provides students with the tools they need to succeed. In 2000, four of the top ten graduating seniors South Park students participating in Mathletics, 1995-96.  (Photo courtesy South Park Elementary)from Shawnee Mission North High School had attended South Park Elementary School.
In 1989, the first International Festival was held.  The festival, held every other year, celebrates the diversity within the school.  (Photo courtesy South Park Elementary)   Over the years, South Park Elementary School has won local, state and national awards.

* U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon SchoolsSouth Park Elementary School students created a blue ribbon to celebrate its Blue Ribbon School Award, May 2001.  (Photo courtesy South Park Elementary)
* National PTA Award Winner 1991
* Kansas State PTA Honor Unit Award winner 1991 & 1993
* Kansas Focus School Award 1994
* American Royal Spirit Award 1998
* Pride of SRA Academic Recognition Award 2001
* Research and Development Forum Grand Award 1985-2000
*Mathletics Award winners 1994-2001
*Exemplary Reading Program Award 2000