Topeka High School in Topeka, KS - Niche

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Topeka High School is a public school in Topeka, Kansas. It has 1,802 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 210 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 210 reviews
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    • 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.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I have enjoyed all four years. We are the only school with true tradition that has lasted for years and years. Not to mention all the academic options we have and the good teachers.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I have always enjoyed Topeka High School from the day I walked in my freshman year. It is fun and has a group for everyone. I think people are involved here and actually have school pride which isn't that common in high schools.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would have chosen this school if I had the chance. Thankfully, my parents were already ready to sent me to this wonderful school. Topeka High School is one of the best because of everything there is to do in this school. For example, all the different clubs you can join, all the events you can watch or participate, and the traditions they keep (like running in the halls). I honestly suggest it to others to come to this school because the teachers and students make you feel welcomed. The amount of diversity in this school is great. We have a combination of people, from different cites, to state, and countries! I am glad I got to spend my high school years the way I did.

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2.33 Landon Middle School Public
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2.33 McClure Elementary School Public
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Topeka Adventist School Private, Religious
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3.66 Wanamaker Elementary School Public
3.33 North Fairview Elementary School Public
3.33 Seaman Middle School Public
4.00 Farley Elementary School Public
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4.00 Jay Shideler Elementary School Public
2.66 Tecumseh North Elementary School Public
2.66 Tecumseh South Elementary School Public
3.66 Pauline South Intermediate School Public
3.00 Elmont Elementary School Public
4.00 Washburn Rural Middle School Public
4.00 Indian Hills Elementary School Public
4.00 Washburn Rural High School Public
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2.66 Shawnee Heights Middle School Public
3.00 Silver Lake Elementary School Public
3.00 Silver Lake Junior/Senior High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Topeka West High School 4 mi. 1,032
3.00 Seaman High School 6 mi. 1,207
4.00 Washburn Rural High School 7 mi. 1,793
2.33 Shawnee Heights High School 8 mi. 1,164
3.66 Lawrence Free State High School 21 mi. 1,471

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


Male 47%
Female 52%

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 44.0% 51.0% 73.0% 87.0% 74.0% 60.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 27.0% 25.0% 5.0% 5.0% 12.0% 15.0% 11.0%
African American 20.0% 15.0% 7.0% 1.0% 6.0% 12.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 7.0% 3.0% 5.0% 7.0% 7.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 3.0%


Grade 9 30.7%
Grade 10 26.8%
Grade 11 21.8%
Grade 12 20.8%

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 25 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 41% It's rich, deep traditions
  • 22% The arts programs, the spirit, the architecture.
  • 19% Everything
  • 15% Diversity
  • 4% School spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 55% Students who don't care
  • 25% Rude students
  • 5% Ridiculous Rules
  • 5% Lack of academic rigor
  • 5% Testing
  • 5% Not enough lunch time

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Tradition, Diversity, and Historical landmark
  • 40% Beauty and diversity
  • 13% Both of the answers provided

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 50% Tradition, Pride, Excellence
  • 12% Gorgeous
  • 12% Castle
  • 12% It's a castle, diverse, and the best.
  • 6% Diverse
  • 6% The best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 59% Get involved right away
  • 18% Be yourself, have fun, and learn
  • 6% It is big so get here early
  • 6% Don't let teachers bully u in2 gvng all of ur time
  • 6% Don't be afraid to try a club you haven't heard of
  • 6% Don't be lame

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% I love everything about this school.
  • 46% 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.