East Lansing school information

IndexEast LansingMichiganNational
Average Test Scores66%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio33:122:116:1
Total public schools103,42179,221
Total private schools483524,874
Total post-secondary schools51967,963
The East Lansing, MI educational system consists of 10 public schools, 4 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. East Lansing public schools have average test scores of 66% which is 61% higher than than the Michigan average and 33% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of East Lansing public schools is 33:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.6% have completed high school, 71.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 19.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in East Lansing are 33% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in East Lansing.
  • 95.8% of people in East Lansing have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.6% of people in East Lansing have completed high school.
  • 71.8% of people in East Lansing have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in East Lansing

IndexEast LansingMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade95.8%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school95.6%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college88.3%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree77.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors71.8%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters41.5%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree19.6%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate13.2%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in East Lansing (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Okemos, MI22,49364%30%
Williamston, MI3,85957%16%
Haslett, MI19,95153%8%
Laingsburg, MI1,21652%6%
Mason, MI8,33452%6%
East Lansing, MI48,39566%33%

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Roswell, NM48,40723%54%
Parker, CO48,44245%8%
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East Lansing, MI48,39566%33%
Source: The East Lansing, MI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.