Topeka High School

Topeka High School serves 1,881 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the KS average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Topeka High School operates within the Topeka School District.
The school district's 82% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 88%.

School Overview

The student population of 1881 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,881 students
Topeka High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Topeka High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 114 teachers
Topeka High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Topeka High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Topeka High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Topeka High School American Indian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
29%
18%
Topeka High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
20%
7%
Topeka High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
44%
66%
Topeka High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
6%
5%
Topeka High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Topeka High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.30
Topeka High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
55%
40%
Topeka High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
10%
Topeka High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,786 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,474 is less than the state average of $13,276. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,453 is less than the state average of $12,850. The district spending/student has grown by 14% over four years.
School District Name Topeka School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
3
Number of Students Managed 13,786 556
Topeka School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 82% 88%
Topeka School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $167 MM $7 MM
Topeka School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $166 MM $7 MM
Topeka School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,474 $13,276
Topeka School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,453 $12,850
Topeka School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Capital City (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Robinson Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lowman Hill Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • TopekaRobinson Middle School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 413 students1125 Sw 14th St
    TopekaKS 66604
    (785)295-3770
    0.66-8413
  • TopekaLowman Hill Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 325 students1101 Sw Garfield Ave
    TopekaKS 66604
    (785)235-7060
    0.7PK-5325
  • TopekaWilliams Science And Fine Arts Magnet School
    Magnet School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 586 students1301 Se Monroe St
    TopekaKS 66612
    (785)235-7330
    0.8PK-5586
  • TopekaMeadows Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 593 students201 Sw Clay St
    TopekaKS 66606
    (785)235-7150
    0.9KG-5593
  • TopekaRandolph Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 405 students1400 Sw Randolph Ave
    TopekaKS 66604
    (785)438-4480
    1.4PK-5405

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