Highland Park Central



Highland Park Central Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Highland Park Central Students by Grade
PK 0
K 62
1 53
2 56
3 67
4 62
5 74
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Highland Park Central is a public elementary school located in Topeka, KS in the Topeka Public Schools. It enrolls 374 students in grades 1st through 12th. Highland Park Central is the 275th largest public school in Kansas and the 34,259th largest nationally. It has 11.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 374
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.7
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 34,259th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 275th out of 745
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 143rd out of 692
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 116th out of 692

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Highland Park Central Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 195
(52%)
5,111
(51%)
 Female 179
(48%)
4,817
(49%)

Highland Park Central Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 134
(36%)
2,899
(29%)
 Black 107
(29%)
1,885
(19%)
 White 91
(24%)
3,954
(40%)
 Two or More 35
(9%)
998
(10%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
101
(1%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
76
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
15
(0%)

Highland Park Central Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 338
(90%)
7,158
(72%)
 Not Eligible 22
(6%)
1,858
(19%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(4%)
912
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 741 ranked schools in Kansas, Highland Park Central is ranked 77th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Highland Park Central students on free and reduced lunch assistance (94.1%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Highland Park Central Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 295
2006 277
2007 323
2008 365
2009 366
2010 388
2011 393
2012 374

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 8
2006 8.3
2007 11.2
2008 11.7
2009 11.9
2010 13.6
2011 10.7
2012 11.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.94576271186441
2006 0.88808664259928
2007 0.85139318885449
2008 0.8986301369863
2009 0.92349726775956
2010 0.92525773195876
2011 0.95165394402036
2012 0.94117647058824

Compare Highland Park Central to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,180.0% 11.8:1
 
1,367.1% 13.7:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 94.1%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Highland Park Central
Topeka, KS
Public KG - 05 374 11.8:1  
Eisenhower Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 452 10.7:1 1 miles
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Public PK - 05 562 13.1:1 1 miles
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Kennedy Academy
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Private PK - KG 82 11:1 2 miles
Shaner Elementary
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Public KG - 05 212 12.2:1 3 miles
Holy Family Catholic School
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Private PK - 08 207 16:1 3 miles
Cair Paravel Latin School
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Private KG - 12 305 10:1 3 miles
Avondale West Elementary
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Public KG - 05 267 12.2:1 3 miles
Mater Dei Catholic School
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Private KG - 08 243 14:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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