Top 10 Best Shawnee County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 55 public schools serving 27,213 students in Shawnee County, KS (there are 12 private schools, serving 2,578 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Shawnee County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Shawnee County, KS are Elmont Elementary School, Silver Lake Elementary School and North Fairview. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Shawnee County, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Kansas public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 33% statewide average). Schools in Shawnee County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Kansas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Shawnee County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Elmont Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6432 Nw Elmont Rd
Topeka, KS 66618
(785) 286-8450
Grades: K-6
| 333 students
Rank: #22.
Silver Lake Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Rice Rd
Silver Lake, KS 66539
(785) 582-4081
Grades: PK-6
| 383 students
Rank: #33.
North Fairview
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1941 Ne 39th
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 286-8500
Grades: K-6
| 303 students
Rank: #44.
Jay Shideler Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4948 Sw Wanamaker
Topeka, KS 66610
(785) 339-4600
Grades: K-6
| 548 students
Rank: #55.
Capital City
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Sw Tuffy Kellog Dr
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 295-3600
Grades: 7-12
| 75 students
Rank: #66.
Indian Hills Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7445 Sw 29th
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 339-4500
Grades: K-6
| 496 students
Rank: #77.
West Indianola Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4201 Nw Brickyard Rd
Topeka, KS 66618
(785) 286-8550
Grades: K-6
| 450 students
Rank: #88.
Farley Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6701 Sw 33rd Street
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 408-8300
Grades: PK-6
| 608 students
Rank: #99.
Wanamaker Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6630 Sw 10th
Topeka, KS 66615
(785) 339-4800
Grades: PK-6
| 515 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Mcclure Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2529 Sw Chelsea Dr
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 438-4340
Grades: PK-5
| 319 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Silver Lake Jr-sr High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 E. Lake
Silver Lake, KS 66539
(785) 582-4639
Grades: 7-12
| 336 students
Rank: #1212.
Tecumseh South Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3346 Se Tecumseh Rd
Tecumseh, KS 66542
(785) 379-5950
Grades: PK-6
| 507 students
Rank: #1313.
Mceachron Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4433 Sw 29th Terr
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 438-4430
Grades: PK-5
| 375 students
Rank: #1414.
Shawnee Heights Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2410 Se Burton Dr
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 357-5400
Grades: PK-6
| 451 students
Rank: #1515.
Mccarter Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5512 Sw 16th St
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4660
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
Rank: #1616.
Whitson Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1725 Sw Arnold Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4570
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #1717.
Berryton Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2921 Se 69th Street
Berryton, KS 66409
(785) 861-1300
Grades: PK-6
| 500 students
Rank: #1818.
Auburn Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
810 N Commercial
Auburn, KS 66402
(785) 339-4400
Grades: PK-6
| 385 students
Rank: #1919.
Northern Hills Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5620 Nw Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 286-2992
Grades: K-6
| 376 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Meadows Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 Sw Clay St
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 235-7150
Grades: PK-5
| 393 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Randolph Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 Sw Randolph Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4480
Grades: PK-5
| 342 students
Rank: #2222.
Tecumseh North Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
314 Se Stanton Road
Tecumseh, KS 66542
(785) 379-5910
Grades: PK-6
| 467 students
Rank: #2323.
Rossville Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
312 E Pottawatomie
Rossville, KS 66533
(785) 584-6188
Grades: PK-6
| 343 students
Rank: #2424.
Stout Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2303 Sw College Ave
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 438-4710
Grades: PK-5
| 153 students
Rank: #2525.
Marjorie French Middle School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5257 Sw 33rd St
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 438-4150
Grades: 6-8
| 446 students
Rank: #2626.
Pauline Central Primary
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6625 Sw Westview
Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 339-4700
Grades: PK-3
| 401 students
Rank: #2727.
Washburn Rural High School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5900 Sw 61st
Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 339-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,868 students
Rank: #2828.
Washburn Rural Middle School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5620 Sw 61st
Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 339-4300
Grades: 7-8
| 962 students
Rank: #2929.
Seaman Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5530 Nw Topeka
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 286-8400
Grades: 7-8
| 564 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Jardine Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 Sw 33rd St
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 675 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Rossville Jr.-sr. High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Main
Rossville, KS 66533
(785) 584-6193
Grades: 7-12
| 258 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Scott Dual Language Magnet
Magnet School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Se Market St
Topeka, KS 66607
(785) 235-7480
Grades: PK-5
| 412 students
Rank: #3333.
Landon Middle School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
731 Sw Fairlawn Rd
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 438-4220
Grades: 6-8
| 451 students
Rank: #3434.
Logan Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1124 Nw Lyman Rd
Topeka, KS 66608
(785) 575-8700
Grades: PK-6
| 641 students
Rank: #3535.
Shawnee Heights Middle School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4335 Se Shawnee Heights Road
Tecumseh, KS 66542
(785) 379-5830
Grades: 7-8
| 578 students
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Shawnee County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
455 Se Golf Park Blvd
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 274-6230
Grades: PK-4
| 185 students
2000 Nw Clay
Topeka, KS 66608
(785) 575-8750
Grades: K-6
| 247 students
Forbes Field Bldg 379
Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 862-7840
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
4303 Ne Indian Creek Rd
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 286-8470
Grades: PK-6
| 218 students
1430 Nw 25th Street
Topeka, KS 66608
(785) 354-9798
Grades: 7-12
| 133 students
200 Se 40th St
Topeka, KS 66609
(785) 274-6440
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
1900 Sw Hope St
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4280
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1020 Ne Forest Ave
Topeka, KS 66616
(785) 235-7110
Grades: K-5
| 186 students
2032 North Kansas
Topeka, KS 66608
(785) 575-8770
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
3601 Sw 31st St
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 438-4390
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
Po Box 119
Dover, KS 66420
(785) 256-6315
Grades: K-4
| 77 students
5620 N Topeka Ave
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 286-8400
Grades: 7-9
| 473 students
5830 N W Topeka Ave
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 286-8510
Grades: K-6
| 286 students
2331 Sw Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3960
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
3421 Rochester Rd
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 286-8530
Grades: K-6
| 204 students
1600 Sw 34th St
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 438-4620
Grades: K-5
| 189 students
1155 Sw Seabrook Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4530
Grades: PK
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Shawnee County, KS?
The top ranked public schools in Shawnee County, KS include Elmont Elementary School, Silver Lake Elementary School and North Fairview.
How many public schools are located in Shawnee County, KS?
55 public schools are located in Shawnee County, KS.
What percentage of students in Shawnee County, KS go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in Shawnee County, KS are educated in public schools (compared to the KS state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Shawnee County, KS?
Shawnee County, KS public schools minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public schools average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

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