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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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East Lansing School District is a highly rated, public school district located in East Lansing, MI. It has 3,628 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
About East Lansing School District...
Address
509 Burcham Dr
East Lansing, MI 48823
Telephone
(517) 333-7424
Website

East Lansing School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1230
155 responses
Average ACT
28
113 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,628
Free or Reduced Lunch
32.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,892
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$40,642,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,954/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    3%

East Lansing School District Reviews

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When I first entered East Lansing in middle school, I hated every second of it. Quite frankly, the kids had ignorant perceptions of black people and would make prejudice remarks. For instance, I was accused of stealing the shoes I wore because I was black. In addition, I was the recipient of many slave jokes after watching a famous slave movie in history class. That marked an awful experience. The kids were racially insensitive and that movie only fueled the flame. The only thing that I liked from that school was that I was getting what I felt was a great education. I'd like to see the racial divide within the school change. Also, slave movies should not we observed by immature children. Therefore, it should be removed from the curriculum.
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I have enjoyed the EL school district from the time I moved to EL in the 3rd grade all the way through graduation. I've enjoyed getting to know the teachers at each school, run cross country in middle school and all of high school, play the trumpet from the 5th grade to the 12th, and take advantage of the many opportunities offered by extracurricular activities and clubs. I was fortunate to have great coaches and be pushed in the classroom to be ready for college.
Growing up in the East Lansing School District, I have experienced whirlwinds of different experiences, and learned multiple life lessons from them.
Throughout elementary and middle school, I had been bullied profusely. Not much was done on the matter, but I did learn to gain strength in myself to not rely on the school to defend myself.
In high school, I had many different challenges. One was the various problems that teachers had regarding my disability. Of course, I did have to leave class. Yet, I had no choice, but I did have the administration to help me through these obstacles.