LANSING, MI (WLNS) – 6 News asked the president of the Lansing School Districts Board of Education about Lansing’s graduation rates Friday.
Peter Spadafore says the district isn’t where he would like to see it.
Spadafore, the president of the Lansing School District Board of Education is hopeful as graduation rates are trending upward. Some Lansing High Schools are improving.
Everett High School rates jumped to 70 percent from 67 percent from last year and Sexton saw an 8 percent rise to 64 percent.
Eastern High School saw a 1 percent slip to 65 percent.
Overall the Lansing School District has a 56 percent graduation rate. That’s about 22 percent less than the state average.
Here’s a look at some other mid-Michigan graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year.
At East Lansing High School, 90 percent of students graduated. Okemos High School’s rate is even higher at 94 percent.
Jackson High School had an 89 percent graduation rate.
In Clinton County, 96 percent of students graduated from DeWitt High School and 94 percent of students graduated from St. Johns.