J.w. Sexton High School

102 Mcpherson Ave,

Lansing, MI, 48915-1760

Tel: (517)755-1070
Grades: 9-12

793 students

J.w. Sexton High School serves 793 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.
J.w. Sexton High School operates within the Lansing Public School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 793 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 793 students
J.w. Sexton High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
J.w. Sexton High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade J.w. Sexton High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 18:1
J.w. Sexton High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
3%
J.w. Sexton High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
10%
6%
J.w. Sexton High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
61%
22%
J.w. Sexton High School Black (1988-2012)
White
18%
67%
J.w. Sexton High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups J.w. Sexton High School Sch Ethnicity J.w. Sexton High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.48
J.w. Sexton High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
54%
44%
J.w. Sexton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
2%
6%
J.w. Sexton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 16,391 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 50% over five years.
School District Name Lansing Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
3
Number of Students Managed 16,391 806
Lansing Public   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 60% 82%
Lansing Public   School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $173 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $180 MM $11 MM
Lansing Public   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,905 $11,537
Lansing Public   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,399 $11,612
Lansing Public   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Early College @ Lansing Community College High School (1.1 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 Students Grades
  • Lansing Riddle Elementary School
    221 Huron St
    Lansing , MI , 48915
    (517)755-1720
    0.2  mi  |  319  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lansing East Intermediate School
    3131 West Michigan Ave
    Lansing , MI , 48917
    (517)484-8830
    0.8  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Lansing Windemere Park Charter Academy
    Charter School
    3100 West Saginaw St
    Lansing , MI , 48917
    (517)327-0700
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  708  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Lansing Mid-michigan Leadership Academy
    Charter School
    730 West Maple St
    Lansing , MI , 48906
    (517)485-5379
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  216  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Lansing Willow School
    1012 West Willow St
    Lansing , MI , 48915
    (517)755-1680
    1.1  mi  |  252  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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  • Recommended November 16, 2007 - JW sexton is a great school with a lot of school spirit - Posted by Student/Alumni

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