Topeka High School in Topeka, KS - Niche

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Topeka High School is a public school in Topeka, Kansas. It has 1,881 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 74% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 249 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

800 Sw 10th St
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 295-3150

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3.7 from 249 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I might go back to this school because of some of the individuals I met. It was a lot of fun some times but what makes this school unique is how diverse it is.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: They do what they have to but still do a little more than is necessary. I wouldn't consider them the most knowledgeable and their control is seriously lacking in their classrooms.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Living in Topeka, Kansas, there is a lot of crime, especially recently. Our school does a well job of keeping doors locked, but sometimes kids will let people who are knocking in, when they're supposed to be buzzed in. Just a few months ago we had a threat, and they let us all walk in one door. I walked in it but was not checked or even looked at when I could have been the one with the threat. We have three officers that do a good job though.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Every year, we have an event called Clash of the Clubs. It's where all of the clubs come up with an activity and raise money and they compete for the best overall club. There are so many clubs and extracurriculars that it turns into a carnival.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: In my experience at Topeka High School, I have grown to learn a lot. Sadly, Topeka High tends to be a school where if you are not smart or athletic or skilled in any outstanding way, you're not noticed or given the resources that those who stand out do get. I am not noticed as well as I wish to be, but I still enjoy my experience. The football games, school activities and in the class room, you get what you put into it. I put my all into having a positive time and I get that even if I am not given it from others. Topeka High has potential as long as you take it positively for yourself. I would still choose this school even though it's ran so politically.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Topeka West High School 4 mi. 979
3.33 Seaman High School 6 mi. 1,220
4.00 Washburn Rural High School 7 mi. 1,836
3.00 Shawnee Heights High School 8 mi. 1,156
4.00 Lawrence Free State High School 21 mi. 1,561

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Topeka High School United States Lawrence Free State High School Seaman High School Shawnee Heights High School Topeka West High School Washburn Rural High School
White 43.0% 51.0% 72.0% 85.0% 73.0% 62.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 28.0% 25.0% 7.0% 6.0% 12.0% 15.0% 10.0%
African American 19.0% 15.0% 6.0% 1.0% 6.0% 12.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 7.0% 3.0% 5.0% 5.0% 7.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 3.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 35.8%
Grade 10 24.7%
Grade 11 20.0%
Grade 12 19.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 29% It's rich, deep traditions
  • 21% The arts programs, the spirit, the architecture.
  • 19% Everything
  • 17% Diversity
  • 13% School spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 56% Students who don't care
  • 24% Rude students
  • 8% Not enough lunch time
  • 4% Ridiculous Rules
  • 4% Lack of academic rigor
  • 4% Testing

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 39% Tradition, Diversity, and Historical landmark
  • 35% Beauty and diversity
  • 26% Both of the answers provided

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 42% Tradition, Pride, Excellence
  • 25% It's a castle, diverse, and the best.
  • 12% Castle
  • 8% Gorgeous
  • 8% The best
  • 4% Diverse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 62% Get involved right away
  • 19% Be yourself, have fun, and learn
  • 5% It is big so get here early
  • 5% Don't let teachers bully u in2 gvng all of ur time
  • 5% Don't be afraid to try a club you haven't heard of
  • 5% Don't be lame

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 41% I love everything about this school.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.