B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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
124 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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Football and basketball games
    25%
  • Spirit Weeks
    21%
  • Plays and musicals
    14%
  • Talent Show
    13%
  • Homecoming and Royalty
    9%
  • 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.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,565
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,913/ year
National
$11,890
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses

Topeka High School Reviews

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I believe Topeka High is a very good high school. I have seen teachers really wanting to help students reach their goals and the students really want to succeed.I loved the courses I have taken for the school and I truly felt safe and secure in the environment. I see Topeka High as a school of great success,pride, and honor in making dreams really come true. I think if a student hated high school that this school would change that feeling!
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At Topeka High School, there is a place for everyone. The moment I stepped into Topeka High School, I saw opportunity. Opportunity for me to meet hundreds of people from different backgrounds and lifestyles. Opportunity for me to choose whichever path I want to and opportunity for me to truly find out who I am supposed to be. This is a big deal because it has made me into a well rounded and cultured human being. I was skeptical when I first decided to come to Topeka High because I went to a private Catholic school and only heard negative things from friends who had developed steadfast prejudices. It had not occurred to me that those people had never actually been in Topeka High to experience the amazing and accepting atmosphere which allows students of all learning abilities and lifestyles to flourish. I have enjoyed my four years and I am very glad I was able to be included in the wonderful legacy of Topeka High School.
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.