Welcome to Auburn-Washburn


About Auburn-Washburn

Welcome to the Auburn-Washburn School District! We are fortunate to serve nearly 6,400 students in 128 square miles located in southwest Topeka, the state's capital city, and Shawnee County. Auburn-Washburn is an amazing place to learn and work due to our engaged patron and business community, informed parents that value the importance of an exemplary education, dedicated and talented administrators, teachers, and support staff, and of course, outstanding students that come to school ready and willing to do their very best. We base all decisions on what is in the best interest of students, and in doing so, we have built a stellar reputation as a respected, high performing, 6A school district. We also provide a large variety of co-curricular, performing and fine arts, and athletic opportunities, and our students perform and compete extremely well with students in Kansas and the nation.

We do not look at our nearly 6,400 students as a whole, rather, we focus on the strengths, needs, and dreams of every child, every day. We have seven K-6 elementary schools that, on average, serve about 500 students that feed into Washburn Rural Middle School, a 7th and 8th grade building that serves just under 1,000 students, that feeds into Washburn Rural High School, a comprehensive 6A high school that serves just under 2,000 students. We also have an early childhood center and two alternative learning centers. In each school and center, we pride ourselves on building positive and meaningful relationships with students and families first, and then focus on high academic achievement and the development of skills for success.

Strategic Plan 2021

Student Goals

  1. To improve the academic performance of each student.
  2. To develop skills for success with each student.

District Priorities that Support Student Goals

  • Outstanding Staff
  • Community Engagement
  • Effective Resource Management
  • Safe, Well-Maintained and Current Facilities

Points of Pride

Our students and staff accomplish amazing feats each year. Check out our Points of Pride to review our accomplishments from each school year.