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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Topeka West High School is an above average, public school located in Topeka, KS. It has 1,066 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

Topeka West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
990
6 responses
Average ACT
24
183 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Theatre Productions
    18%
  • Sports Events
    16%
  • Fun Day
    13%
  • Club Carnival
    11%
  • Cocoa And Cram
    10%
  • Players, parent march, and after prom
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,066
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,611
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,948/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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I am a senior at Topeka West and have been heavily involved in band and choir. I have been lucky to have a fabulous Choir teacher that has taught me so much. I was able to make it to State Honors Choir this year and it was such a moving experience.
I have been so lucky to have band directors, Mr. Evans and Mr. Harry that are AWSOME! They have feed a love for music and marching band to me for all four years are the best teachers in the world to the Best Band in the Land! GO TWCB
Topeka West administration is so supportive of the music programs at TWest and have allowed for band and choir competitions and trips that have wedged memories and experiences in my heart that I will never forget.
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The teachers at Topeka West High School are very good teachers, they have taught me a lot and they are also very caring people, I think we have a good GPA overall as a high school and I also think we are very diverse. I love my school!
I absolutely love my school. I take pride in being a Topeka West Charger. Topeka West had led to finding who I am and truly learn what I am passionate about; Diversity and Inclusion. I have been given many amazing opportunities like the High School Leadership Academy. West cares and provides for all students disregarding race, sexuality, financial situation, etc. I am easily able to be involved and have fun.