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7-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Topeka, KS
Students enrolled: 888

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5620 SW 61st
Topeka, KS 66619

(785) 339-4300
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October 27, 2014
WRMS has great teacher's, great leadership, environment where kids can learn, clean, etc. Wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2013
My child is a student at this school and both of us think it is an excellent school. Wonderful teachers and programs.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2013
This is a wonderful school! Many foreign language offerings & electives. My daughter transferred from a private school in town and she is thrilled to be a part of usd 437. Can't say enough good things.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2013
Ridiculous accusations by the previous writer. WRMS is an EXCELLENT school as are all of the other schools in the district. Sounds like this person has a chip on their shoulder about something. Very unfortunate. Do the research yourself and then make an informed decision about where to send your kids to school.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2013
Please do not send your kids to 437 district. What you will not be told is about the alarmingly high drug use. The vast majority of lids are from very high economic households where money is easily accessible to their kids. The result is easy access to illegal as well as their parents medicine cabinets. The bullying of middle income and lower income kids is intolerable while school turns deaf ear. This district works hard alongwith their wealthier population to keep this drug riddled fist fighting out of the papers...please do NOT expose your kids to this nightmare hiding behind a dazzling mirage.

- submitted by a teacher
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April 14, 2010
Striving for academic excellence, caring staff and great students:)

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2008
I am a student at WRMS, and I believe the Gifted Program to be marvolous. As a response to one of the below Reviews, the Gifted Program is far from pointless. I learned more in that class than I ever thought I would by the end of the first semester. If you get failing grades in your classes, but continue to do gifted, that's an Individual Education Plan problem, and you also need to do your job in working with your grammar and spelling. But you cannot blame that on the Gifted Program. If the projects were pointless in your opinion, you should have dropped out. The facilitators make it very clear that school work comes first, then Gifted. And time is not taken out of the day, Gifted occurs during Study Hall and during Lunch (you eat while the facilitator gives a lesson). Gifted is a wonderful thing at WRMS.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2008
I am a student at WRMS, and i love it. This school has a very good gifted program, and has very little problems. We have the best, and nicest teachers in the state.

- submitted by a student

July 05, 2007
This school is unfair to smart kids. Instead of a gifted class incorporated into the English or math class, students had to take time out of their day to go to the gifted classroom and do pointless projects that didn't have anything to do with their normal classes. The teachers just wanted everyone to pass. I felt they did not worry about bright students being challenged. All the attention was given to the students who didn't want to work and usually got failing grades anyway. I was impressed by the school at first but as the year went on it I saw staff had nice personalities but they were holding me back from my full potential. At the end of the school year I felt my 8th grade year was a total waste and my spelling and grammar was worse at the end of the year because I did probably a third of the work at Washburn Rural as I did at my old school in 7th grade. As for middle schools in Topeka I would say it is one of the best, sadly.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2006
This is our first year in the Washburn Rural School District. Washburn Rural Middle School makes it a priority to keep parents informed as to the child's progress on a weekly basis or more often if there are issues. I appreciate this effort very much. Because of the constant and timely feedback, we are able to help our student remain on track with the best grades he has ever earned.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2006
I am a student at this school at this moment. Honestly, I really enjoy going here. The school itself is a great learning environment, and my teachers have really helped me aquire and interest in what I am supposed to be learning. Parents are strongly encouraged to take a hand in their child's schooling, and there are many clubs for students to take part in. It is a promise that no matter what sport or activity you want to do, you will be able to take part. There is a no-cut philosophy for the teams, so if your child just wants to learn the ropes of a sport, there are instructional teams for them to take part in. All in all, I have lots of faith in this school. I have more right to say anything than any parent.

- submitted by a student

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Washburn Rural Middle School
5620 SW 61st, Topeka, KS  66619
(785) 339-4300
Last modified Washburn Rural Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washburn Rural Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top