TPS 501 Mission and Vision

Topeka Public Schools

Our Vision:

Topeka Public Schools will be recognized nationally for:

  • academic excellence
  • post-secondary and career success
  • and achievement in the arts, athletics and extracurricular activities.

Strengthened by diversity and a welcoming and inclusive environment, our district will cultivate partnerships with staff, families, business and industry, 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, productive citizenship
Inspire excellence for a lifetime

TPS Facts

  • TPS is the largest school district in Shawnee County, serving almost14,000 students
  • Student ethnicity: 38% White, 32% Hispanic, 17% 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 involved in college and career ready program
Engage students in the highest quality of learning • Prepare students for responsible, productive citizenship • Inspire excellence for a lifetime
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