About Us

About Topeka Public Schools

  • Our Vision:

    Topeka Public Schools is recognized nationally for:

    • Academic excellence
    • Post-secondary and career success
    • Achievement in arts, athletics and extracurricular activities

    Strengthened by diversity and a welcoming and inclusive environment, our district will cultivate partnerships with staff, families, businesses, and the greater community to develop students' educational, physical, and social-emotional well being. 

    Our Mission:

    Engage students in the highest quality learning.
    Prepare students for responsible and productive citizenship.
    Inspire excellence for a lifetime.

    TPS Facts

    • TPS is the largest school district in Shawnee County, serving approximately 13,000 students
    • Student ethnicity: 35% White, 34% Hispanic, 18% African-American, 13% Other
    • More than 1,300 teachers and 1,100 support staff
    • Two magnet schools: Scott Dual Language and Williams Science & Fine Arts
    • Five signature campuses: Ross-Eisenhower (Music), State Street-Chase (Performing Arts), Topeka West (Leadership), Jardine Academy (STEAM), and Quincy (Fine Arts)
    • Home of Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC)
    • Home of Kanza Education and Science Park
    • All students are involved in college and career readiness programs


Engage students in the highest quality of learning • Prepare students for responsible, productive citizenship • Inspire excellence for a lifetime
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