Jw Sexton High School

102 Mcpherson Ave
Lansing, MI 48915
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 938 students in grades 7-12, Jw Sexton High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 48%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 938 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 60-64% (Btm 50% in MI)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Jw Sexton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Jw Sexton High School's student population of 938 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
938 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Jw Sexton High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,925 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Jw Sexton High School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
#2357 out of 2925 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤10%
36%
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30-39%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
9%
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Black
54%
18%
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White
17%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.65
This chart display the diversity score of Jw Sexton High School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-64%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jw Sexton High School's ranking?
Jw Sexton High School is ranked #2357 out of 2,925 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Michigan.
What schools are Jw Sexton High School often compared to?
Jw Sexton High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Everett High School, Eastern High School, Holt Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% MI state average), while 30-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% MI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Jw Sexton High School?
The graduation rate of Jw Sexton High School is 60-64%, which is lower than the Michigan state average of 84%.
How many students attend Jw Sexton High School?
938 students attend Jw Sexton High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Jw Sexton High School students are Black, 17% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Jw Sexton High School?
Jw Sexton High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Michigan state average of 17:1.
What grades does Jw Sexton High School offer ?
Jw Sexton High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Jw Sexton High School part of?
Jw Sexton High School is part of Lansing Public School District.

School Reviews

5   11/16/2007
JW sexton is a great school with a lot of school spirit
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 938 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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