Topeka Public Schools USD 501

About TPS

Our Vision:

Topeka Public Schools will be recognized nationally for its rigorous curriculum, academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. Strengthened by diversity, our district will foster partnerships of staff, families and the community to develop students’ educational, physical and social-emotional well-being.

Our Mission:

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

TPS Facts

  • TPS is the largest school district in Shawnee County, serving more than 13, 800 students
  • Student ethnicity:  42% White, 27% Hispanic, 20% African-American
  • More than 1,300 teachers and 1,100 support staff
  • Two magnet schools:  Scott Dual Language and Williams Science & Fine Arts
  • Three signature schools:  Ross-Eisenhower (Music), State Street-Chase (Performing Arts) and Quincy (Fine Arts)
  • Home of Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers, T-CALC
  • Home of Kanza Education and Science Park
  • All students involved in college and career ready program

Moving To Topeka?

Congratulations on choosing to make a home in Topeka! We welcome you and invite you to make Topeka Public Schools the home of learning for your student(s).

We would like to send you a packet of information to assist with your transition into Topeka Public Schools. Please contact our Communications Office and let them know your current address, your new Topeka address, and any special needs or interests of your children. We will assemble an information kit just for you, and send it to you at no cost.

TPS Communications
624 SW 24th St.
Topeka, KS 66611

You are welcome to visit our Administrative Center at the address above or stop by your neighborhood schools for a tour or for answers to your questions.