Best Public Schools in Topeka, KS


The city of Topeka, Kansas is home to 42 schools across 5 different school districts, including 25 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 8 high schools, and 1 alternative school. The schools in this area display a wide range of academic performance, with some standout institutions like Elmont Elementary (ranked 93rd out of 660 Kansas elementary schools) and Jay Shideler Elementary (ranked 90th) showcasing exceptional test scores, while others like Highland Park High struggle with low proficiency rates.

The data reveals stark differences in academic performance between schools, even within the same school district. For example, in the Topeka Public Schools District, Jardine Elementary and Highland Park Central have significantly lower test scores compared to other elementary schools in the district. Additionally, there appears to be a correlation between a school's free/reduced lunch rate (a proxy for socioeconomic status) and its academic performance, with higher-poverty schools generally struggling more.

Despite the challenges faced by some schools, the data also highlights standout institutions across different Auburn Washburn, Seaman, and Shawnee Heights school districts, such as Washburn Rural High and Elmont Elementary, which demonstrate high academic achievement even at the state level.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kansas State Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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