Highland Park High School

2424 Se California Ave
Topeka, KS 66605
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 852 students in grades 9-12, Highland Park High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 852 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • : 83% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Highland Park High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

Highland Park High School's student population of 852 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
852 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Highland Park High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Highland Park High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
#1197 out of 1264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6-9%
28%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Highland Park High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
10-14%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highland Park High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kansas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
44%
21%
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Black
23%
6%
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White
21%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.70
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83%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
10%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Highland Park High School's ranking?
Highland Park High School is ranked #1197 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
What schools are Highland Park High School often compared to?
Highland Park High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Topeka High School, Washburn Rural High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
What is the graduation rate of Highland Park High School?
The graduation rate of Highland Park High School is 83%, which is lower than the Kansas state average of 86%.
How many students attend Highland Park High School?
852 students attend Highland Park High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Highland Park High School students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Black, 21% of students are White, 11% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Highland Park High School?
Highland Park High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Highland Park High School offer ?
Highland Park High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Highland Park High School part of?
Highland Park High School is part of Topeka Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 852 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • : 83% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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