A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  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

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
25 responses
Average ACT
26
217 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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.32 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Going to sporting events
    31%
  • The plays are amazing, and the dances
    19%
  • Music concerts
    16%
  • Spirit week's
    11%
  • Basketball Student Section
    9%
  • Talent Show
    5%
  • Having prep rally's
    4%

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.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,344
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,978/ year
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses

Washburn Rural High School Reviews

418 reviews
All Categories
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.
Review Washburn Rural High School
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.
During my 4 years at Washburn Rural High School I have had many different experiences with athletics and academics. On the academic side of things, the teachers are fantastic. The teachers are willing to go the extra mile to make sure every student understands the material and is ready to move on to the next step. Looking at the athletics, the facilities are state of the art. With a new gym, new baseball facility, and a new weight room that overlooks the gym, Washburn Rural provides you with the tools to become the best athlete you could possibly be. I loved my time at Washburn Rural and it will always be my home.