A
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
East Lansing School District is a highly rated, public school district located in East Lansing, MI. It has 3,616 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
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
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1250
97 responses
Average ACT
28
108 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,616
Free or Reduced Lunch
31.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,066
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$40,642,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,893/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • 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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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.
The majority of the teachers in attendance at East Lansing High school are passionate about the subject which they are teaching and are willing to work with struggling students during lunches and after school to ensure that they understand the material. Unfortunately, a handful of teachers are not so hard working and make classes more difficult than is necessary. Both the athletic programs as well as clubs and organizations are plentiful and mostly well organized. The building itself is clean and well-kept. One of the things severely lacking at East Lansing High School is any mental health aid or awareness organization existing in the school. In my opinion, it is essential to provide high school students with a way to educate themselves on mental health and to offer services to those who may be suffering mentally.