Topeka High School

  • Topeka High School serves 1,856 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 21% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 34%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 27% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Topeka High School's student population of 1,856 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,856 students
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Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Topeka High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Topeka High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall School Rank#1148 out of 1,268 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Topeka 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Topeka 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Topeka High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Topeka High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
33%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Topeka High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
16%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Topeka High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
41%
65%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Topeka High School and the percentage of White public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Topeka High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.690.31
This chart display the diversity score of Topeka High School and the public school average diversity score of Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
78%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Topeka High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Topeka High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTopeka Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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