Lansing school information

IndexLansingMichiganNational
Average Test Scores30%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio60:122:116:1
Total public schools593,42179,221
Total private schools1283524,874
Total post-secondary schools41967,963
The Lansing, MI educational system consists of 59 public schools, 12 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Lansing public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 27% lower than than the Michigan average and 39% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lansing public schools is 60:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.1% have completed high school, 25.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Lansing are 39% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 59 public schools in Lansing.
  • 84.0% of people in Lansing have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Lansing have completed high school.
  • 25.4% of people in Lansing have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lansing

IndexLansingMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college62.6%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.8%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.4%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
East Lansing, MI48,39566%33%
Okemos, MI22,49364%30%
Williamston, MI3,85957%16%
Haslett, MI19,95153%8%
Laingsburg, MI1,21652%6%
Lansing, MI114,77330%39%

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Odessa, TX114,25859%19%
El Monte, CA115,66532%36%
Provo, UT115,71848%3%
Wilmington, NC113,72446%6%
Fargo, ND115,95051%3%
Lansing, MI114,77330%39%
Source: The 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.