800 Sw 10th St
Topeka, KS 66612
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Topeka High School serves 1,530 students in grades 9-12.
Topeka High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,530 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Topeka High School's student population of 1,530 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 107 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,530 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
107 teachers
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School Rankings

Topeka High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Topeka High School is 0.71, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#969 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
20%
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Black
15%
7%
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White
36%
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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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
84%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% KS state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% KS state average).

What is the graduation rate of Topeka High School?

The graduation rate of Topeka High School is 84%, which is lower than the Kansas state average of 86%.

How many students attend Topeka High School?

1,530 students attend Topeka High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

36% of Topeka High School students are Hispanic, 36% of students are White, 15% of students are Black, 11% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Topeka High School?

Topeka High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Topeka High School offer ?

Topeka High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

What school district is Topeka High School part of?

Topeka High School is part of Topeka Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,530 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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