This is a architecturally beautiful school and there are some great staff and teachers.... BUT there is a LARGE tendency to blame parents for children not making the grade no matter how much time is spent with them after school hours. There have been 3 principals in 3 years and this year they didn't meet standards under No Child Left Behind. All year I worked dilligently with my children to find that they weren't supported in the the classroom. They would bring home a weeks worth of homework one day then nothing for days... so then they were "cramming" information and assignments. The pick-up and drop-off of students was one of the most un-safe and chaotic systems (there isn't one... leaving 3 rows of cars to take over the block for 30 minutes some days) Keep in mind that there are children trying to make it across these 3 lanes of impatient parents. I tried to make it with this school after 2 years I'm giving up on it for the sake of my childrens' futures.
State Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Topeka. 442 children attend State Street Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 86% of the 442 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at State Street Elementary School is 14:1. Lundgren Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||2%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.5%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||86%||74%|
I don't think that there is a better school in Topeka. The teachers are wonderful they take the time to make sure that your children understand. There are many before and after school clubs that keep your student active and making better choices for themselves. If you want a great school with teachers that care I say pick State Street!
This is a great school to send your child/ren. They make the grade and the help the kids get there. With all the wonderful programs that they offer they help to make great kids come out of the school.