Topeka Public Schools, Kansas

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Topeka Public Schools
Topeka, Kansas
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District Profile
Superintendent:Julie Ford
Graduation rate:68.6%[1]
Number of schools:32
Budget: $197.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Janel Johnson
Board members:7
Term length:4
Topeka Public Schools USD 501 is a school district in Kansas that served 14,082 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the sixth-largest by enrollment in the state of Kansas.

About the district

Topeka Public Schools is located in Shawnee County, Kansas
Topeka Public Schools is located in Shawnee County, Kansas. The county seat of Shawnee County is Topeka. Shawnee County is home to 178,831 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Shawnee County underperformed the rest of Kansas in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.6 percent of Shawnee County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.3 percent for Kansas as a whole. The median household income in Shawnee County was $48,451 compared to $51,332 for the state of Kansas. The poverty rate in Shawnee County was 16.7 percent compared to 13.7 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Shawnee County (%) Kansas (%)
White 84.5 87.1
Black or African American 8.8 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.2
Asian 1.3 2.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.9 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 11.5 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Shawnee County[4]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 37,782 36,975
2008 41,476 41,235
2004 44,188 36,264
2000 35,894 34,818

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5]


The table below displays the budget for Topeka Public Schools:[6]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $95,713,381 55.4% $13,005,000 7.5% $46,760,455 27.1% $6,901,656 4% $10,269,621 5.9% $172,650,113
2013-2014 $109,985,596 55.8% $13,651,575 6.9% $55,039,612 27.9% $7,137,906 3.6% $11,209,158 5.7% $197,023,847
Averages: $102,849,488.5 56% $13,328,287.5 7% $50,900,033.5 28% $7,019,781 4% $10,739,389.5 6% $184,836,980

Contact information

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Topeka Public Schools
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611-1294
Phone: (785) 295-3000

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