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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
East Lansing High School is a highly rated, public school located in East Lansing, MI. It has 1,103 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
About East Lansing High School...
Address
509 Burcham Dr
East Lansing, MI 48823
Telephone
(517) 333-7500
Website

East Lansing High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1240
115 responses
Average ACT
27
109 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,153
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
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  • Collage
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • School Plays
    14%
  • Football Friday Nights
    13%
  • School Art Shows
    11%
  • Basketball Games
    6%
  • Top Scholar Ceremony
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,103
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,066
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,893/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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The beginning of high school was difficult for me, I was struggling with severe depression and anxiety. Even though my time as an underclassman was difficult, it was made so much easier because of the amazing staff we have. I openned up to my counselor about the problems I was facing and he was nothing but helpful. To this day we still maintain a wonderful friendship and I go visit him as often as I can. Along with Mr. Bedolla, there are so many teachers that deeply care about the success of their students. They are the reason I did well in school. So many of my teachersmade themselves available in and even out of school to help their students wiht materials. Just to name a few, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Seyka, Mrs. Topp, Mr. Akers, Mr. Harrell, Mrs. McCaffery and plenty of others do amazing work for the students at ELHS and I am incredibly proud to be an alumni of such a wonderful school.
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I loved the diversity that East Lansing High School has. Due to Michigan State University being so close, we have the opportunity to experience a large variation of cultures. The school has a large number of clubs and activities for students to participate in that are all welcoming. One downside may be that many students are very determined and hardworking. While obviously this is great, it also puts a lot of pressure on students to live up to a certain expectation. Many people start to
place their own self worth upon their grades and the number of AP courses they are taking.
East Lansing High School is a very culturally diverse school. Everyone is there to help each other out and there isn't a socially competitive atmosphere. There can be an unhealthy attitude towards striving for the best grades, test scores, and success in general, but at the end of the day everyone is there to do their best. There is an array of many different and interesting activities and extracurriculars to participate in, and there is always something to do.