J.w. Sexton High School

  • J.w. Sexton High School serves 872 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% 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 872 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students872 students
J.w. Sexton High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %J.w. Sexton High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
J.w. Sexton High School Total Teachers (1995-2015)
Students by GradeJ.w. Sexton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
J.w. Sexton High School Student Teacher Ratio (1995-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
J.w. Sexton High School American Indian Students (1988-2014)
Asian
9%
3%
J.w. Sexton High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
12%
7%
J.w. Sexton High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
59%
18%
J.w. Sexton High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
15%
68%
J.w. Sexton High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
5%
3%
J.w. Sexton High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsJ.w. Sexton High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMI 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.
0.610.50
J.w. Sexton High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
51%
41%
J.w. Sexton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
n/a
6%
J.w. Sexton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Lansing Public School District's student population of 11,378 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 $13,428 is higher than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,673 is higher than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District NameLansing Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
28
2
Number of Students Managed11,378760
Lansing Public School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate56%82%
Lansing Public School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$165 MM$11 MM
Lansing Public School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$180 MM$11 MM
Lansing Public School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,428$11,681
Lansing Public School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,673$11,849
Lansing Public School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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5  11/16/2007
JW sexton is a great school with a lot of school spirit
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