Lansing Public School District


The Lansing Public School District in Michigan comprises 27 schools, including 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 3 alternative schools, serving students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The data reveals stark disparities in academic performance across the district, with some standout schools like Post Oak School and Cavanaugh School leading the way, while many others struggle with single-digit proficiency rates on state assessments.

The data suggests a strong correlation between poverty and academic performance, with the highest-poverty schools generally having the lowest test scores. Chronic absenteeism is a systemic issue across the district, with rates often exceeding 75%, indicating a need for targeted interventions to address this challenge. Additionally, the wide range in student-teacher ratios, from 11.2 at Riddle Elementary to 26.8 at Mt Hope School, may suggest staffing challenges that could be impacting the learning environment.

Despite these challenges, the Lansing Public School District has several high-performing outliers, such as Post Oak School, which boasts the highest performance on state assessments, and Cavanaugh School, which has the highest 3rd-grade proficiency rates in the district. These bright spots provide a roadmap for the district to focus its efforts and implement targeted interventions to address the systemic challenges facing many of its schools.

District Detail

 519 W Kalamazoo St
Lansing, MI 48933-2008

 (517) 755-1010

SchoolDigger Rank:
529th of 606 Michigan districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 9,896

Primary Schools: 15
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 5
Alternative Schools: 3

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Education.

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