J.w. Sexton High School

J.w. Sexton High School serves 903 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 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 34%.
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 903 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 903 students
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 18:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
7%
3%
Hispanic
9%
6%
Black
63%
22%
White
18%
66%
Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.56 0.26
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.
55%
44%
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.
1%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 18,849 students has grown by 21% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 85% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,573 is higher than the state average of $11,537. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,053 is higher than the state average of $11,612. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Lansing Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
36
3
Number of Students Managed 18,849 822
Graduation Rate 60% 82%
District Total Revenue $173 MM $11 MM
District Spending $180 MM $11 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,573 $11,537
District Spending / Student $12,053 $11,612
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • LansingRiddle Elementary School
    221 Huron St
    LansingMI 48915
    (517)755-1720
    0.2 mi | Gr. PK-3 | 148 students                      
  • LansingEast Intermediate School
    3131 West Michigan Ave
    LansingMI 48917
    (517)484-8830
    0.8 mi | Gr. 5-6 | 383 students                      
  • LansingWindemere Park Charter Academy
    Charter School
    1 Negative Reviews
    3100 West Saginaw St
    LansingMI 48917
    (517)327-0700
    Charter School

    1 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 714 students                      
  • LansingMid-michigan Leadership Academy
    Charter School
    730 West Maple St
    LansingMI 48906
    (517)485-5379
    Charter School

    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 223 students                      
  • LansingWillow School
    1012 West Willow St
    LansingMI 48915
    (517)755-1680
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-3 | n/a students                      

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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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