271 reviews
  1. Topeka Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
800 Sw 10th St
Topeka, KS 66612
Telephone
(785) 295-3150
Website
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Topeka High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1200
17 responses
Average ACT
24
120 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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.29 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
  • Football and basketball games
    25%
  • Spirit Weeks
    21%
  • Plays and musicals
    14%
  • Talent Show
    13%
  • Homecoming and Royalty
    10%
  • Winter Formal and Prom
    9%
  • Winter Wishes program
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,877
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,565
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,913/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses

Topeka High School Reviews

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Topeka High School is a school renowned for its diversity and its high student population. In my experiences, I have never encountered a bad teacher, and they know how important students are to the future generations. Academics are helpful to people, but certain limitations they implement have caused students to miss out on more of their desired knowledge. It is not wrong for students to pursue a subject for the benefit of their future. Clubs and activities are well planned, but the students lose interest or the motivation is at an all-time-low. Sure there are tons of clubs and activities, but most clubs have low student participation. What if these clubs were not just a "thing" for students to hang out and do whatever, but what if all clubs play a role in the outside society? Also, even if an activity has a high student count, does it provide a benefit? Cocoa and cram was supposed to be study time, but it got too loud that students can not study.
Overall, I have loved my experience being a student at Topeka High school. Our school is filled with culture, diversity, and spirit beyond compare. I have been in the AVID program here all 4 years and have been prepared immensely for college while in this class. We have many opportunities for student to be involved when it comes to extracurricular activities. We have french club, Spanish club, mandala club, chess club, Anime club, and anything else you could possibly think of. We love making our students fell involved and important in the halls of T-High. I'm sad that my years of being a Topeka High Trojan are finally over, but this school will always have a place in my heart.
I would have chosen this school if I had the chance. Thankfully, my parents were already ready to sent me to this wonderful school. Topeka High School is one of the best because of everything there is to do in this school. For example, all the different clubs you can join, all the events you can watch or participate, and the traditions they keep (like running in the halls). I honestly suggest it to others to come to this school because the teachers and students make you feel welcomed. The amount of diversity in this school is great. We have a combination of people, from different cites, to state, and countries! I am glad I got to spend my high school years the way I did.