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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Topeka High School is an above average, public school located in Topeka, KS. It has 1,617 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.

Topeka High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1150
31 responses
Average ACT
24
287 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$46,890
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,600
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 143 responses
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  • Football and basketball games
    24%
  • Spirit Weeks
    19%
  • Plays and musicals
    13%
  • Talent Show
    13%
  • Homecoming and Royalty
    9%
  • Winter Formal and Prom
    8%
  • Winter Wishes program
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,617
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,611
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,948/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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I went there for all four years of high school and it wasn't the greatest experience, but the school itself is a really cool place to be in and look at! The architecture is beautiful and is a marvel to gaze at. The teachers did their jobs, but lacked enthusiasm and excitement. Overall, it's a decent high school experience!
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There is great pride among the students and staff at Topeka High School. We often have packed stands during sporting events along with an enthusiastic student section dressed according to the game theme. There are many AP (college readiness courses) along with counselors and opportunities at a local tech school (Washburn Insitute of Technology) and Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC). Washburn Tech and TCALC allow students to take courses at those institutions to jumpstart their training for careers while still completing the necessary credits to graduate high school. There are also opportunities for students to take classes for dual (high school and college) credit through Washburn University. All college credits earned are guaranteed to transfer to any in-state university. Overall Topeka High is a great school with opportunities for students from all backgrounds to succeed in any path of life regardless of the stigma surrounding it being a diverse school.
Topeka High was a great high school to attend. I will forever remember the colors black and gold, and recognize them as the colors of our Trojan. Going to school at Topeka High was unlike any other school I had attended in the past. The school itself had so much character, so much diversity, and just full of opportunities. The staff and faculty at Topeka High School were there for the students and willing to do what they could to push the students into succeeding. I will be recommending Topeka High School to my kids in the future, with the hope that they appreciate the Trojan as much as I do. I know that my kids would receive a good education with so much opportunities on the side, because that's how Topeka High School tradition works. Although, if my kids were to attend Topeka High I'd make sure they take lunches from home because their school lunches are less than adequate.