East Lansing School District is a highly rated, public school district located in East Lansing, MI. It has 3,625 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
East Lansing School District Rankings
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- A457 Students
- A+277 Students
- B-113 Students
- B107 Students
- B+99 Students
- B+98 Students
- B62 Students
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- A-51 Students
- B-48 Students
East Lansing School District Reviews
The time i've spent here has changed my life. There are teachers that truly care about the students well being. The principal Mr. Wells (who went to the highschool himself) is phenomenal when it comes to connecting to us. He gives us fist-bumps in the hallways and always comes to every extracurricular event he can. He even has a reputation of crying during speeches as well as inventing the phrase "EL family". The music programs (I can only speak of orchestra and marching band), have shown me a new way of presenting myself and leading. The diversity in the school is welcoming, although the majority is white, there are systems events and clubs that give everyone a voice worth hearing. Of course, there will always be a few bad apples, and everyone's experience is different, but overall it's a welcoming experience.
I've had a good experience at East Lansing schools. I came here my sophomore year from a school in a different city and it was a big step up from my previous school experiences. East Lansing has showed me how diverse the world is and how people who have different views on the world can coexist and get along. I have participated in multiple clubs, sport teams, and activities during my time in East Lansing . I was apart of a conference championship winning football team, black student union, and the basketball team. These teams and clubs provided by East Lansing taught me how to work hard and the importance of teamwork. Going to school at East Lansing has made me a better overall person and helped me learn many life lessons that'll allow me to have a pleasant and successful life after I graduate.
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.