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5900 Sw 61st St

Topeka, KS 66619

(785) 339-4100

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,840

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

20 Parent Reviews for Washburn Rural High School

I am a parent and have been very involved in this school. It's teachers and administrators are top notch. I was very disappointed to read the previous post and have to wonder if that person really knows what they are talking about. WRHS has the highest rates of achievement on state assessments, on ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/26/13

School doesn't prepare students for college. Students are "not allowed to fail" so they're literally given multiple attempts to score higher on every test, in every subject. The overall GPA appears, therefore, to be impressively high,when, in fact, is nothing more than manually manipulated statistics. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/27/13

As a former student, I didn't excel at all in the "regular" high school, unless it was gym, music or a language class. My teachers didn't take the time to sit down and explain things to me. So I went to the Alternative High School upstairs. The teachers there are phenomenal. It is a very good school ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/21/13

A very student centered school and, having had children go through the school at various times over the last 10 years, I can say that it hasn't always been that way. They've made great strides in the last several years to meet the needs of all students. I'm proud to send my children to WaRu and my ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/07/12

As a former student who has gone on to college I thought that the high school was challenging at the time but in hindsight I can't see anything but how much it's failed the current students. I took ap and honors and graduated with a unweighted 3.7 and I spend all my time studying in college because i ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/27/09

Washburn Rural High is an excellent school. They have had a new principal on board for the last few years that is outstanding, the classrooms are current with technology, and the students are most definitely encouraged to be unique individuals and strong in their academics. The number of offered clubs ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/09

I absolutely love WRHS! The teachers are a great help whenever I need it. The people there are friendly and I have very many friends. The academics are great as well as extracurricular activities. Im very glad that I go to WRHS.

Posted by a student on 04/01/09

WRHS is an excellent school as are all the schools leading to it. The vast majority of teachers, counselors, and administrators work for the best educations of the students. My kids have not always been happy with the grading scale (under 70% is no-credit) but that has only pushed them when they want ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/14/08

Fantastic School! Great academic, athletic and activities programs. The staff is wonderful and the new Principal is awesome!

Posted by a parent on 02/15/08

My boyfriend was taken out of his home and sent to The Villages (which affiliates with JJA Custodial services) in Sept. '06. Accordingly, he was extremely upset about such change occurring but was able to adapt fantastically. He absolutely loved attending Washburn Rural High and often tells fond stories ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/04/08

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Test scores for Washburn Rural High School

KSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Washburn Rural High School
Auburn Washburn Unified School District 437
* In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Topeka schools — Washburn Rural High School is located at 5900 Sw 61st St, Topeka KS 66619. 5900 Sw 61st St is in the 66619 ZIP code in Topeka, KS The school district for Washburn Rural High School is the Auburn Washburn Unified School District 437. Washburn Rural High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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