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  1. Academics
    A-
  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+
Washburn Rural High School is a highly rated, public school located in Topeka, KS. It has 1,948 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Washburn Rural High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1250
42 responses
Average ACT
26
441 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$55,199
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$800
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,500
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 138 responses
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  • Going to sporting events
    27%
  • The plays are amazing, and the dances
    15%
  • Music concerts
    14%
  • Spirit week's
    11%
  • Basketball Student Section
    7%
  • Having prep rally's
    6%
  • Theatre
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,948
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,067
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,746/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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I am currently a senior at Washburn Rural High School and in my experience, I have enjoyed it thus far. The school itself is very inviting and the Administration wants to make sure that you fit in where you feel most comfortable. Whether that's joining a club to joining your favorite sport. If you don't see your club? They will go out of their way to make it a club for you! Also, not to mention the academics. The courses taken at Washburn Rural are challenging, only for the better! The classes get students ready for college by being able to take Dual-Credit through Washburn University for half the price!
All in all, Washburn Rural has been a great experience and has taught me more than well enough to be very prepared for when continuing my education after high school!
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Washburn Rural is a great school! I have had a great experience at Washburn. Washburn offers different programs and activities for different types of individuals. Students can choose their classes based on their plans after high school. Also, there are many different clubs and activities that are offered.
I formed many amazing bonds and was able to experience some great opportunities! Washburn is very a good school for academics and sports. However, that is whats most important to the school. Students well-being and problems are put second.