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 213 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 213 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Although Topeka High School isn't perfect, it's great.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is one of the best places to come, i have had a great time attending. This school has a lot of great and fun traditions that everyone can be a part of.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I've had a great experience here at my school. I've always been very involved in extra-curricular activities. When you get involved in something you"ll always make at least a few friends from that and they make you feel welcomed. We have such a beautiful big school, it looks like a castle and it is a historical site. We have a tradition the day of home football games, the running of the halls. The Band, dance team, cheerleaders and football players run through the halls while students watch and record us, we go through all 3 floors of the school. Students here have so much school pride and I love it.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Topeka High School is an outstanding school for education as well as diversity. Here, we take immense pride in our academic and athletic achievements, as well as the increasingly wide range of students and personalities we have. We especially have a great, rigorous level of learning at Topeka High.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would love to redo my high school experience but this time be more involved as a freshman. We have an excellent school pride, traditions, and caring staff that appreciates our student body. We have a personal little Topeka High muesem on the second that gives a beautiful history of the school. Our student sections and spirits are absolutly the best. we interact with the cheerleader, support the team and overall have an amazing diverse section.

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4.00 North Fairview Elementary School Public
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3.66 Tecumseh South Elementary School Public
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4.00 Washburn Rural High School Public
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3.33 Shawnee Heights Middle School Public
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3.66 Silver Lake Junior/Senior High School Public

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 28 responses

  • 89% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 34% It's rich, deep traditions
  • 23% Everything
  • 20% The arts programs, the spirit, the architecture.
  • 14% Diversity
  • 9% 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 18 responses

  • 39% Beauty and diversity
  • 39% Tradition, Diversity, and Historical landmark
  • 22% Both of the answers provided

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Tradition, Pride, Excellence
  • 21% It's a castle, diverse, and the best.
  • 11% Gorgeous
  • 11% Castle
  • 5% Diverse
  • 5% The best

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 17 responses

  • 47% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% 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.