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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Seaman High School is a highly rated, public school located in Topeka, KS. It has 1,242 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.

Seaman High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
237 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$86,004
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Student section
    19%
  • Spirt Week
    19%
  • Football
    17%
  • Bonfire
    13%
  • Band
    6%
  • Swimming
    5%
  • Track
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,242
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,446
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,276/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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I attended all four years of high school and "average " is probably the best way to describe it. It's better than some of the other high schools in the area, but it's far from perfect.
Starting with the positive, I had a decent education, there are many electives in several career fields to choose from, and it's a pretty tight-knit community. I'd say most people at least slightly know each other. They also offer internship opportunities for seniors, which is a decent program. However, it's not run very well.
For the negative, there are many issues with the faculty and budgeting. The way money is filed into different departments is extremely biased. Within the past two years, they have cut teacher pay, reduced funding in clubs and in the arts, and investing in a large inflatable Viking for sports events. Many teachers have begun leaving for better-paying jobs at other schools.
Overall, it's not a bad school, it just needs to balance the extracurricular offers.
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Seaman High School has amazing teachers that dedicate their time to each and everyone one of their students. With my time being at Seaman High there have been plenty of interior changes to make the school a comfortable learning environment; by placing seating areas in the hallways, as well as making several lounge areas throughout the school. With the past couple of years the learning environment changed to online learning, by giving each student a MacBook Air. We have classes on an online app called, Schoology making it easy to see what assignments you need to complete by a certain day. This has made the transition easy to communicate with my teachers and to do the assignments that are assigned during this pandemic. I really liked how I had so many elective and course choices. Although I have loved my experience at Seaman High, one thing that I would want to change would be, allowing students to have open lunch.
I loved the school atmosphere they really push becoming involved with your community . The extra curricular activities are some of the best in the district with sports and clubs due to such involved students and dedicated coaches and mentors. The teachers work very hard to ensure that the students are prepared for their after high school decisions whether that be college, technical school, or jumping right into the work force. The parents of current or previous students are very involved with the school whether it be with donations, working dances, or coming together to support its students academically and athletically. Overall Seaman high school should pride its self in the overall high school experience it provides its students, parents, and staff.