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K-12 Education: Laying the foundation for a better tomorrow

Education is critical to the long-term success of our workforce in today’s competitive international marketplace. Our area places a high value on education, and the numbers prove it.

  • 90+ % of area residents are high school graduates
  • 40+ % of area residents have college degrees
  • 12+ % of residents have graduate or professional degrees.

Our area’s K-12 schools meet the needs of a diverse and multi-faceted student population. Here’s how:

  • With schools that stack up against the best in the country —including East Lansing and Okemos, winners of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best High Schools”
  • Foreign-language immersion programs in Chinese and Spanish
  • 18 pupils/teacher
  • $5729 in school expenditures per student
  • 536 students per librarian (versus a national average of 907)
  • An exceptional mix of public, private and charter school options
  • Nationally recognized magnet schools
  • A tuition-free Montessori program (through the Lansing School District, plus three private Montessori schools)
  • K-12 education by the numbers:
  • 70,000+ students
  • 25 public school districts—the Lansing School District serves more than 14,000 students with 25 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools and 1 vocational center
  • 80 home countries
  • 65 foreign languages spoken at home
  • 34 private schools
  • 8 public charter schools

Three counties make up the Greater Lansing region: Clinton, Eaton and Ingham. To learn more about the exceptional districts and schools in each one, use the links provided below.

Clinton

Clinton County has 38 schools: 21 elementary, 8 middle and 6 high schools. Learn more about school districts and individual schools at: Clinton County Schools

Eaton

Eaton County is home to 55 schools: 30 elementary, 10 middle and 9 high schools. Learn more about school districts and individual schools at: Eaton County Schools

Ingham

Ingham County has 138 schools: 85 elementary, 17 middle and 17 high schools. Learn more about school districts and individual schools at: Ingham County Schools

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