Topeka High School in Topeka, Kansas boasts a student population of almost 1,900 students and is considered one of the most diverse schools in Shawnee County, Kansas.

At 165 feet tall, the massive, ornately designed bell tower looms over students as they enter Topeka High School each morning. Topeka High is an inner-city school located just blocks away from the Kansas State Capitol building. Students rarely fit stereotypes at Topeka High, as Topeka High is not a typical secondary education institution.

There is something to be gained at Topeka High not many other schools provide. It is not the courses offered, the graduation rate, the number of college-bound students, or even the architectural uniqueness of the building. What makes the Topeka High experience special for many students…

Lillian Holmberg

The ramblings of a 19-year-old college student desperately attempting to navigate life. Based in Topeka, Kansas.

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