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Washburn Rural High School

Early Release

Wednesday, September 17 is an Early Release day. Students will be dismissed 45 minutes earlier than usual.

Auburn-Washburn provides early release days to give teachers an opportunity to collaborate throughout the year.

Student Calendar (PDF)

Rural to Host Girls' State Golf Tourney

Washburn Rural will host the 6A State Girls' Golf Tournament Monday, October 20, at The Topeka Country Club (2700 SW Buchanan Street). Click the link below for more information.

WRHS Logo 2014 6A State Girls' Golf Tournament (PDF)

After-School Labs

In order to help students complete assessments, projects, and assignments, the English and Math departments will each staff a room for after-school assistance.

English Lab Times

  • Days: Mondays and Thursdays
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:15 PM
  • Room: Computer Lab C - Media Center/Library

Math Lab Times

  • Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
  • Time: 3:10 - 4:10 PM
  • Room: Computer Lab D - Media Center/Library

Students are welcome to freely attend labs of their choosing for additional assistance outside their regular class times. Additionally, teachers may contact parents and suggest students attend one or more labs.

Please contact your student's English or math teacher if you have questions about these programs.

Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to Farley Elementary Kindergarten teacher Nicole Meier and Washburn Rural Middle School math teacher Jennifer Wilcox for being named Kansas Teacher of the Year semi-finalists. They were among only six semi-finalists selected from Kansas Region 2, which covers the second U.S. congressional district.

Farley Elementary Kindergarten teacher Nicole Meier Washburn Rural Middle School math teacher Jennifer Wilcox

District Sees Increase in ACT Scores

ACT results were recently released and the average composite score for students at Washburn Rural High School increased to 23.7. This is up .5 from last year. In addition to an increased composite, the scores in each area also increased as did the total number of students tested. The WRHS 2014 totals are listed below (2013 totals appear in parenthesis):

  • Total tested: 311 (293)
  • Composite: 23.7 (23.2)
  • English: 23.1 (22.8)
  • Mathematics: 23.4 (23.2)
  • Reading: 24.3 (23.5)
  • Science: 23.5 (22.8)

The statewide average composite is 22.0. WRHS also exceeded the state average in each subject area.

The ACT is an indicator of college readiness. The composite readiness benchmarks are set at 18 for English, 22 for Math, 22 for Reading, and 23 for Science. The WRHS average exceeded the benchmarks in all areas.

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International Baccalaureate Program

International Baccalaureate

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Address
WRHS
5900 SW 61st St
Topeka, KS 66619

Phone
785.339.4100

Fax
785.339.4125

Principal
Ed Raines

Assistant Principals
Kyle Ellis
Chris Ridley
Kyle Reed
Linda Thornburgh
Kelly Younger

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