A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
5900 Sw 61st
Topeka, KS 66619
Telephone
(785) 339-4100
Website

Washburn Rural High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1230
26 responses
Average ACT
26
229 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Going to sporting events
    29%
  • The plays are amazing, and the dances
    18%
  • Music concerts
    17%
  • Spirit week's
    11%
  • Basketball Student Section
    8%
  • Having prep rally's
    5%
  • Talent Show
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,857
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,055/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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I would like to see more diversity in the school. As of right now there is next to none and I think that the high school experience at WRHS would be greatly improved with an increase in diversity. I would also like to see better teaching. Quite a few of the teachers have the potential to provide a much better education to the students but don't because of laziness. I think it is unacceptable that people have to request certain teachers in order to get a better education, and that all of the teachers should be providing an adequate education to their students. One thing that I love about the school is the opportunities it has for students. There are so many different clubs, sports and extracurricular activities for the students to be involved in.
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We have such a wide range of classes, clubs, sports, and activities for everyone's interests which is great. My only critique is that some of the teachers aren't the greatest but we have some very exceptional ones as well! Overall, I think it's a great, safe environment.
Overall educational quality is good. The school district has a lot of affluent families in it so a lot of extra amenities are provided. Lots of clubs and extracurricular activities and state-of-the-art sports facilities. Unfortunately, the administration feels very accountable to No Child Left Behind standards, so they end up creating some roadblocks to "unequal" (or exemplary) learning such as mandating that AP course curriculum be connected with the curriculum of the regular course, reprimanding teachers that teach more than the dictated curriculum, etc.

Overall very good. Better than any of the other schools in the area by a long shot.