Topeka School District

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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 27 public schools in Topeka School District, serving 13,189 students.
  • Public schools in Topeka School District have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 37% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
  • The top ranked public schools in Topeka School District are Mccarter Elementary School, Mceachron Elementary School and Mcclure Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the Kansas public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameTopeka School District
School District Websitehttp://www.topekapublicschools.net
School District Phone Number(785) 295-3000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (KS)
# of Schools27 Schools1,320 Schools
# of Students13,189 Students490,702 Students
# of Teachers1,077 Teachers34,009 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1

District Comparison

  • Topeka School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 69% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (KS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Topeka   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Topeka   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Topeka   School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.720.54
# of American Indian Students129 Students4,268 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# of Asian Students71 Students13,924 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# of Hispanic Students4,186 Students96,486 Students
% Hispanic Students
32%
20%
# of Black Students2,347 Students33,739 Students
% Black Students
18%
7%
# of White Students4,943 Students315,772 Students
% White Students
37%
64%
# of Hawaiian Students28 Students937 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students1,485 Students25,576 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:35118,630
# of Students in Kindergarten:1,00535,465
# of Students in 1st Grade:1,06235,410
# of Students in 2nd Grade:1,00736,289
# of Students in 3rd Grade:1,01636,729
# of Students in 4th Grade:1,02737,562
# of Students in 5th Grade:1,01737,566
# of Students in 6th Grade:93336,694
# of Students in 7th Grade:1,01736,111
# of Students in 8th Grade:96236,173
# of Students in 9th Grade:1,18237,382
# of Students in 10th Grade:97335,769
# of Students in 11th Grade:80834,526
# of Students in 12th Grade:82033,966
# of Ungraded Students:92,430

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $11,886 in this school district is less than the state average of $13,855. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $11,863 is less than the state average of $13,400. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (KS)
Total Revenue$167 MM$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of Topeka   School District and average revenue for each school distric in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$166 MM$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Topeka   School District and average spending for each school distric in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,886$13,855
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Topeka   School District and average revenue per public school student in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$11,863$13,400
This chart display average spending per public school student in Topeka   School District and average spending per public school student in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Topeka School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Avondale West Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3229 Sw Westview Ave
    Topeka, KS 66611
    (785) 274-6400

    Grades: 1-12 | 28 students
  • Capital City Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    500 Sw Tuffy Kellog Dr
    Topeka, KS 66606
    (785) 295-3600

    Grades: 6-12 | 79 students
  • Chase Middle School Math: 18% | Reading: 16%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2250 Ne State St
    Topeka, KS 66616
    (785) 295-3840

    Grades: 6-8 | 459 students
  • Eisenhower Middle School Math: 10% | Reading: 12%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3305 Se Minnesota Ave
    Topeka, KS 66605
    (785) 274-6160

    Grades: 6-8 | 546 students
  • Highland Park Central Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2717 Se Illinois Ave
    Topeka, KS 66605
    (785) 235-7000

    Grades: K-5 | 348 students
  • Highland Park High School Math: 9% | Reading: 9%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2424 Se California Ave
    Topeka, KS 66605
    (785) 274-6000

    Grades: 9-12 | 863 students
  • Hope Street Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1900 Sw Hope Street
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 438-4280

    Grades: 9-12 | 119 students
  • Jardine Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2600 Sw 33rd St
    Topeka, KS 66611
    (785) 295-3000

    Grades: PK-5 | 707 students
  • Jardine Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 23%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2600 Sw 33rd St
    Topeka, KS 66611
    (785) 274-6330

    Grades: 6-8 | 523 students
  • Landon Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 27%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    731 Sw Fairlawn Rd
    Topeka, KS 66606
    (785) 438-4220

    Grades: 6-8 | 455 students
  • Lowman Hill Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1101 Sw Garfield Ave
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 235-7060

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
  • Marjorie French Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5257 Sw 33rd St
    Topeka, KS 66614
    (785) 438-4150

    Grades: 6-8 | 492 students
  • Mccarter Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Top 20%
    5512 Sw 16th St
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 438-4660

    Grades: PK-5 | 401 students
  • Mcclure Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2529 Sw Chelsea Dr
    Topeka, KS 66614
    (785) 438-4340

    Grades: PK-5 | 315 students
  • Mceachron Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 30%
    4433 Sw 29th Terr
    Topeka, KS 66614
    (785) 438-4430

    Grades: PK-5 | 396 students
  • Meadows Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 30%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    201 Sw Clay St
    Topeka, KS 66606
    (785) 235-7150

    Grades: PK-5 | 560 students
  • Quincy Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1500 Ne Quincy St
    Topeka, KS 66608
    (785) 235-7420

    Grades: PK-5 | 249 students
  • Randolph Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1400 Sw Randolph Ave
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 438-4480

    Grades: PK-5 | 373 students
  • Robinson Middle School Math: 19% | Reading: 23%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1125 Sw 14th St
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 295-3770

    Grades: 6-8 | 424 students
  • Ross Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 12%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1400 Se 34th St
    Topeka, KS 66605
    (785) 274-6280

    Grades: PK-5 | 611 students
  • Scott Dual Language Magnet Magnet School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    401 Se Market St
    Topeka, KS 66607
    (785) 235-7480

    Grades: PK-5 | 504 students
  • State Street Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 21%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    500 Ne Sumner St
    Topeka, KS 66616
    (785) 235-7280

    Grades: PK-5 | 492 students
  • Stout Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2303 Sw College Ave
    Topeka, KS 66611
    (785) 438-4710

    Grades: PK-5 | 262 students
  • Topeka High School Math: 18% | Reading: 25%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    800 Sw 10th St
    Topeka, KS 66612
    (785) 295-3150

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,698 student
  • Topeka West High School Math: 18% | Reading: 26%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2001 Sw Fairlawn Rd
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 438-4000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,018 student
  • Whitson Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1725 Sw Arnold Ave
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 438-4570

    Grades: PK-5 | 400 students
  • Williams Science And Fine Arts Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 20% | Reading: 20%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1301 Se Monroe St
    Topeka, KS 66612
    (785) 235-7330

    Grades: PK-5 | 555 students
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