J.w. Sexton High School

J.w. Sexton High School serves 881 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the MI average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
J.w. Sexton High School operates within the Lansing Public School District.
The school district's 56% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

School Overview

The student population of 881 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 881 students
J.w. Sexton High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % J.w. Sexton High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
J.w. Sexton High School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade J.w. Sexton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 19:1
J.w. Sexton High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
J.w. Sexton High School American Indian Students (1988-2014)
Asian
7%
3%
J.w. Sexton High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
12%
7%
J.w. Sexton High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
61%
18%
J.w. Sexton High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
17%
68%
J.w. Sexton High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
J.w. Sexton High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups J.w. Sexton High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.27
J.w. Sexton High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
61%
43%
J.w. Sexton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
J.w. Sexton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,775 students has decreased by 21% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 56% has decreased from 92% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,497 is less than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,563 is higher than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Lansing Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
3
Number of Students Managed 11,775 784
Lansing Public   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 56% 82%
Lansing Public   School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $165 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $180 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,497 $11,681
Lansing Public   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,563 $11,849
Lansing Public   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Mosaica Online Academy Of Michigan (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is East Intermediate School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Riddle Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • LansingRiddle Elementary School
    0.2 miles | Grades: PK-3 | 147 students221 Huron St
    LansingMI 48915
    (517)755-1720
    0.2PK-3147
  • LansingEast Intermediate School
    0.8 miles | Grades: 5-6 | 388 students3131 West Michigan Ave
    LansingMI 48917
    (517)484-8830
    0.85-6388
  • LansingMosaica Online Academy Of Michigan
    Charter School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-12 | 22 students600 West Saint Joseph St
    LansingMI 48933
    (248)431-1110
    0.9KG-1222
  • LansingWindemere Park Charter Academy
    Charter School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 703 students3100 West Saginaw St
    LansingMI 48917
    (517)327-0700
    1KG-8703
  • LansingMid-michigan Leadership Academy
    Charter School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 280 students730 West Maple St
    LansingMI 48906
    (517)485-5379
    1.1PK-8280

School Reviews

JW sexton is a great school with a lot of school spirit
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/16/07

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