Washburn Rural High School

401 reviews
  1. Auburn Washburn Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
5900 Sw 61st
Topeka, KS 66619
Telephone
(785) 339-4100
Website

Washburn Rural High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1240
22 responses
Average ACT
26
185 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
AP Enrollment
16%
AP Exam Pass Rate
68%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    31%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    56%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    12%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
  • Going to sporting events
    31%
  • The plays are amazing, and the dances
    19%
  • Music concerts
    16%
  • Spirit week's
    11%
  • Basketball Student Section
    9%
  • Talent Show
    5%
  • Having prep rally's
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,836
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,344
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,978/ year
National
$11,890
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses

Reviews

401 reviews
  • Excellent
    120
  • Very Good
    157
  • Average
    108
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    2
I really love all the teachers at Washburn Rural High School. They are probably the best part of my experience. Most of the students are super kind as well. Everyone seems to be hoping the best for others and that is a great feeling. The only down fall is that administration is so strict that sometimes it feels like we are in a prison, not a school. The lunches are decent, thanks to the Ali Cart options. School spirit is not widely popular but still practiced. And the clubs and sports teams are all excellent, along with the coaches and sponsers.
  • Senior
  • 24 days ago
The cafeteria food at Washburn Rural High School always has a variety compared to other schools. At Washburn Rural if a student were to not want the main dish than they could either get a salad, pizza, ala cart, yogurt, sandwich, and many more options. The variety of food offered at Washburn Rural is fabulous! However, not only do they have options that are not healthy, they also have options which are healthy. Furthermore, at Washburn Rural High School there is vending machines for students to get snacks if they are hungry throughout the day. The healthy food options at Washburn Rural for lunch are a salad, yogurt, a sandwich and many more options.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 11 2015
We go above and beyond to bring anyone and everyone into this school and let them be in an acceptable environment. We have clubs upon clubs that are available to us and even when you look at the individuals with special needs we have clubs just for them that incorporate individuals without those needs. We pair mentors with the special needs children and we also have sports for them as well called, Everyone is a Jr Blue, where during games they will cheer with the cheerleaders and during halftime they will run a play with the teams.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago