Topeka School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 13,189 students in Topeka School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
Public Schools in Topeka School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 37% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Topeka School District are Mccarter Elementary School, Mceachron Elementary School and Randolph Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Topeka School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Topeka School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Topeka School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KS)
# Schools
27 Schools
1,322 Schools
# Students
13,189 Students
490,702 Students
# Teachers
1,077 Teachers
34,009 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

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 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 71% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KS)
Overall District Rank
#243 out of 286 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Topeka   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Topeka   School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.72
0.54
# American Indian Students
129 Students
4,268 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
71 Students
13,924 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
4,186 Students
96,486 Students
% Hispanic Students
32%
20%
# Black Students
2,347 Students
33,739 Students
% Black Students
18%
7%
# White Students
4,943 Students
315,772 Students
% White Students
37%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
28 Students
937 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,485 Students
25,576 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
351
18,630
# Students in K Grade:
1,005
35,465
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,062
35,410
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,007
36,289
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,016
36,729
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,027
37,562
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,017
37,566
# Students in 6th Grade:
933
36,694
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,017
36,111
# Students in 8th Grade:
962
36,173
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,182
37,382
# Students in 10th Grade:
973
35,769
# Students in 11th Grade:
808
34,526
# Students in 12th Grade:
820
33,966
# Ungraded Students:
9
2,430

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,417 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,467. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,572 is higher than the state median of $14,392. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (KS)
Total Revenue
$190 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Topeka   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$205 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Topeka   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,417
$15,467
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Topeka   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,572
$14,392
This chart display average spending per public school student in Topeka   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Topeka School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mccarter Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5512 Sw 16th St
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4660
Grades: PK-5
| 401 students
Rank: #22.
Mceachron Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4433 Sw 29th Terr
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 438-4430
Grades: PK-5
| 396 students
Rank: #33.
Randolph Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1400 Sw Randolph Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4480
Grades: PK-5
| 373 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Mcclure Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2529 Sw Chelsea Dr
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 438-4340
Grades: PK-5
| 315 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Stout Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2303 Sw College Ave
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 438-4710
Grades: PK-5
| 262 students
Rank: #66.
Whitson Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1725 Sw Arnold Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4570
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #77.
Jardine Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 Sw 33rd St
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 295-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 707 students
Rank: #88.
Meadows Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 33% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Sw Clay St
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 235-7150
Grades: PK-5
| 560 students
Rank: #99.
Landon Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
731 Sw Fairlawn Rd
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 438-4220
Grades: 6-8
| 455 students
Rank: #1010.
State Street Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Ne Sumner St
Topeka, KS 66616
(785) 235-7280
Grades: PK-5
| 492 students
Rank: #1111.
Marjorie French Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5257 Sw 33rd St
Topeka, KS 66614
(785) 438-4150
Grades: 6-8
| 492 students
Rank: #1212.
Scott Dual Language Magnet
Magnet School
Math: 28% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 Se Market St
Topeka, KS 66607
(785) 235-7480
Grades: PK-5
| 504 students
Rank: #1313.
Lowman Hill Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1101 Sw Garfield Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 235-7060
Grades: PK-5
| 312 students
Rank: #1414.
Quincy Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Ne Quincy St
Topeka, KS 66608
(785) 235-7420
Grades: PK-5
| 249 students
Rank: #1515.
Topeka High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Sw 10th St
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 295-3150
Grades: 9-12
| 1,698 students
Rank: #1616.
Jardine Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2600 Sw 33rd St
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 274-6330
Grades: 6-8
| 523 students
Rank: #1717.
Chase Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2250 Ne State St
Topeka, KS 66616
(785) 295-3840
Grades: 6-8
| 459 students
Rank: #1818.
Williams Science And Fine Arts Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 22% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Se Monroe St
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 235-7330
Grades: PK-5
| 555 students
Rank: #1919.
Robinson Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1125 Sw 14th St
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 295-3770
Grades: 6-8
| 424 students
Rank: #2020.
Topeka West High School
Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Sw Fairlawn Rd
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,018 students
Rank: #2121.
Capital City
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Sw Tuffy Kellog Dr
Topeka, KS 66606
(785) 295-3600
Grades: 6-12
| 79 students
Rank: #2222.
Highland Park Central
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2717 Se Illinois Ave
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 235-7000
Grades: K-5
| 348 students
Rank: #2323.
Ross Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Se 34th St
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 274-6280
Grades: PK-5
| 611 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Avondale West
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3229 Sw Westview Ave
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 274-6400
Grades: 1-12
| 28 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Hope Street Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 Sw Hope Street
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 438-4280
Grades: 9-12
| 119 students
Rank: #2626.
Highland Park High School
Math: 9% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2424 Se California Ave
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 274-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 863 students
Rank: #2727.
Eisenhower Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
3305 Se Minnesota Ave
Topeka, KS 66605
(785) 274-6160
Grades: 6-8
| 546 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 13,189 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72

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