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1725 SW Arnold Ave
Topeka, KS 66604

(785) 438-4570
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May 13, 2015
Whitson is a great school! Don't believe the subjective ratings that GreatSchools give it. In my opinion it is the best Topeka Public school. It also has the dual-language program which my children are benefitting from. I have been a parent of a Whitson student since 2004 and I highly recommend it!

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September 10, 2014
My child goes to Whitson and we've been impressed with the teachers, the administration, and how everyone goes out of their way to ensure a child's success. Our child has some developmental delays due to medical issues, and they quickly identified that and developed an IEP specifically to address that and help us be successful. Additionally, we are part of the dual language program and we find it incredibly impressive.

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April 24, 2013
Whitson is an excellent public school. Principal, administration, and teachers are very committed to excellence and challenging students. We transferred into Whitson and feel very blessed that we had this option. The school seems like a large family, everyone is open and very diverse. The PTO and school work very well together, working for best solution for school and students. There are lots of activities for kids to get involved in such as Spelling Bee, Math Bee, Geography Bee, Dance Club, and Running Club just to name a few. My daughter says this is the best school she has attended and she has been in a catholic school as well as another 501 School. Whitson Rocks! I'm sorry she will be moving on to middle school, but I can hope we have the same type of experience! More schools should be modeled after Whitson, and all parents should be involved in their child s education.

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January 05, 2012
We have 6 children, 4 who attend Whitson currently and 2 more that will attend in the next few years. We absolutely LOVE this school. The principal is incredible! She is very approachable and listens to parents' concerns. The teachers are also amazing. They really care about the students and work well with them, as well as with the parents. Parents are welcomed in the school to help in classrooms, or participate in various capacities on school committees. We couldn't have picked a better, more caring enviroment for our children to attend school in,

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May 25, 2007
Three of my children have attended Whitson. As far as Topeka public schools go, it is one of the better ones. Very diverse population which we liked. No art program and no science really. Like all public schools, the year seems to be geared toward doing well on state testing. Lots of good young teachers at this school along with a few excellent veterans whose experience is much appreciated. We've had children through Whitson over a period of 8 years and have not had a problem with bullying. Not many extracurricular activities. No highly academic programs like math olympiad or jr great books or chess club. More geared toward kids with problems.

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Whitson Elementary School
1725 SW Arnold Ave, Topeka, KS  66604
(785) 438-4570
Last modified Whitson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Whitson Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top