Topeka West High School

2001 Sw Fairlawn Rd
Topeka, KS 66604
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Topeka West High School serves 1,125 students in grades 9-12.
Topeka West 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,125 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 10% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Topeka West High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

Topeka West High School's student population of 1,125 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,125 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
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School Rankings

Topeka West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Topeka West 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#1088 out of 1264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
21%
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Black
15%
6%
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White
45%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
16%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
10%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Topeka West High School's ranking?
Topeka West High School is ranked #1088 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
What schools are Topeka West High School often compared to?
Topeka West High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Topeka High School, Washburn Rural High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
What is the graduation rate of Topeka West High School?
The graduation rate of Topeka West High School is 95%, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 86%.
How many students attend Topeka West High School?
1,125 students attend Topeka West High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Topeka West High School students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Two or more races, 15% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Topeka West High School?
Topeka West High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Topeka West High School offer ?
Topeka West High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Topeka West High School part of?
Topeka West High School is part of Topeka Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,125 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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