Washburn Rural High School in Mission Township, KS - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,836
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    397 3.9
  • Ranking

Washburn Rural High School is a public coed school in Mission Township, Kansas. It has 1,836 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 94% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 397 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5900 Sw 61st
Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 339-4100

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 397 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Academics: We have a wide range of classes that are offered, there is always a class for everyone and they pair the best teachers to teach them.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: We have a range of students that honestly do mingle and get along. You don't really see "the cliches" high schools are typically said to have.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: 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
    • 5
    Overall Experience: You always see parents attending many different events, not just sporting events. We also have a policy where if you have an event and you don't go to school that day, you can not attend the event. It helps keep students attending classes even if they are excited for a game. Parent's also organize a lot of out pep rally's and different games/props at our games.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at this school are highly educated and dedicated into helping students learn. They advocate many different lesson plans that keep the students engaged and are always available when you need them. Often times they will change their plans in order for them to be able to help you and on top of that we have after school tutor sessions anyone can attend.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Washburn Rural Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Jay Shideler Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Marjorie French Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Farley Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Pauline South Intermediate School Public, Coed
3.33 McEachron Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Pauline Central Primary School Public, Coed
Christ the King School Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 McClure Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Maude Bishop Elementary School Public, Coed
Topeka Adventist School Private, Religious, Coed
4.00 Indian Hills Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Jardine Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Topeka West High School Public, Coed
Topeka Collegiate School Private, Coed
2.66 Shaner Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Auburn Elementary School Public, Coed
Hope Street Charter Academy Public, Charter, Coed
3.00 Avondale West Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 McCarter Elementary School Public, Coed
Most Pure Heart of Mary School Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Whitson Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Stout Elementary School Public, Coed
4.00 Wanamaker Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Randolph Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Landon Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Robinson Middle School Public, Coed
2.66 Hayden High School Private, Religious, Coed
2.66 Lowman Hill Elementary School Public, Coed
St. Matthew Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed
2.66 Ross Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Eisenhower Middle School Public, Coed
Topeka Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed
Capital City School Public, Coed
Mater Dei Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Highland Park Central Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Williams Science & Fine Arts Magnet School Public, Magnet, Coed
3.00 Topeka High School Public, Coed
3.00 Cair Paravel Latin School Private, Coed
3.00 Meadows Elementary School Public, Magnet, Coed
3.00 Highland Park High School Public, Coed
3.33 Berryton Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Scott Computer Technology Magnet Elementary School Public, Magnet, Coed
2.00 Heritage Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
Holy Family Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Quincy Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 State Street Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Chase Middle School Public, Coed
3.66 Shawnee Heights Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Tecumseh South Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Topeka West High School 5 mi. 979
3.00 Topeka High School 7 mi. 1,881
3.33 Seaman High School 13 mi. 1,220
3.00 Shawnee Heights High School 11 mi. 1,156
4.00 Lawrence Free State High School 25 mi. 1,561

Around Washburn Rural High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Washburn Rural High School United States Kansas Lawrence Free State High School Seaman High School Shawnee Heights High School Topeka High School Topeka West High School
White 73.0% 51.0% 65.0% 72.0% 85.0% 73.0% 43.0% 62.0%
Hispanic 10.0% 25.0% 18.3% 7.0% 6.0% 12.0% 28.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 7.0% 2.8% 4.6% 7.0% 3.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 2.6% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 7.2% 6.0% 1.0% 6.0% 19.0% 12.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 3.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.0%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 23.6%

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 53 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 26% The teachers
  • 22% The music program, clubs, school spirit, classes.
  • 18% The athletics
  • 14% The opportunities
  • 13% The Facilities
  • 7% The kids

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 25% The size of the school it can seem overwhelming
  • 19% Strict rules from the administration
  • 19% To me, there's nothing bad about my school.
  • 17% Lack of school spirit
  • 8% School sports are based on how much money you have
  • 8% School Spirit
  • 3% The differences of rules with all teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 37 responses

  • 41% Level of academics
  • 30% Amazing facilities, faculty AND level of academics
  • 27% Amazing Facilities
  • 3% Passionate faculty that wants everyone to succeed

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 32% Lots of Opportunities
  • 24% Diverse
  • 21% Rich kid school
  • 8% Either privileged or not
  • 8% Wonderful
  • 8% Rich, laid back, white, and full of opportunity

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 46% There are so many opportunities, get involved.
  • 23% You have to work hard
  • 19% Get your work DONE. Watch who you talk to.
  • 12% Don't let the cliques disuade you.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 27% I love everything about this school.
  • 63% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.