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.
Lansing Public School District's 56% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

School Overview

The student population of 881 students has grown by 18% over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 (1994-2014)
Students by Grade J.w. Sexton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 18:1 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 (1994-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
J.w. Sexton High School American Indian Students (1988-2014)
Asian
7%
3%
J.w. Sexton High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
12%
7%
J.w. Sexton High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
61%
18%
J.w. Sexton High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
17%
68%
J.w. Sexton High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
J.w. Sexton High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
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 (1987-2014)
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

Lansing Public School District's student population of 12,047 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 56% has increased from 50% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,497 in this district is less than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,563 is higher than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Lansing Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
3
Number of Students Managed 12,047 784
Lansing Public   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 56% 82%
Lansing Public   School District Graduation Rate (2003-2014)
District Total Revenue $165 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $180 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,497 $11,681
Lansing Public   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,563 $11,849
Lansing Public   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
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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  • LansingRiddle Elementary School
    Grades: PK-3 | 147 students
    0.2 miles
    221 Huron St
    LansingMI 48915
    (517)755-1720
    0.2PK-3147
  • LansingEast Intermediate School
    Grades: 5-6 | 388 students
    0.8 miles
    3131 West Michigan Ave
    LansingMI 48917
    (517)484-8830
    0.85-6388
  • LansingMosaica Online Academy Of MichiganCharter School
    Grades: KG-12 | 22 students
    0.9 miles
    600 West Saint Joseph St
    LansingMI 48933
    (248)431-1110
    0.9KG-1222
  • LansingWindemere Park Charter AcademyCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 703 students
    1 miles
    3100 West Saginaw St
    LansingMI 48917
    (517)327-0700
    1KG-8703
  • LansingMid-michigan Leadership AcademyCharter School
    Grades: PK-8 | 280 students
    1.1 miles
    730 West Maple St
    LansingMI 48906
    (517)485-5379
    1.1PK-8280

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JW sexton is a great school with a lot of school spirit
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