Topeka school information

Average Test Scores32%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools5197079,221
Total private schools1519024,874
Total post-secondary schools7867,963
The Topeka, KS educational system consists of 51 public schools, 15 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Topeka public schools have average test scores of 32% which is 15% lower than than the Kansas average and 35% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Topeka public schools is 13:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.9% have completed high school, 27.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Topeka are 35% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 51 public schools in Topeka.
  • 84.0% of people in Topeka have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.9% of people in Topeka have completed high school.
  • 27.0% of people in Topeka have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Topeka

Completed 8th grade84.0%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school82.9%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college57.6%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.0%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters10.2%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Topeka (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Silver Lake, KS1,65955%12%
Auburn, KS1,31053%7%
Meriden, KS93046%8%
Hoyt, KS63537%25%
Rossville, KS1,22332%35%
Topeka, KS127,47232%35%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Surprise, AZ127,49239%21%
Stamford, CT127,41040%18%
Coral Springs, FL127,67356%14%
Concord, CA126,93833%32%
Elizabeth, NJ128,04226%47%
Topeka, KS127,47232%35%
Source: The Topeka, KS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.