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102 Mcpherson Avenue
Lansing, MI 48915

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(517) 755-1070
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April 14, 2015
I am a student in the eight grade and I do not like the school at all. The students are very disrespectful to the teachers and the teachers do not do anything about it.They allow students to curse, twerk etc. Almost all the boys pants come down below there waist and the teachers act like its normal. I'm fed up with the nonsense at this school. the principal doesn't do anything all he do is suspend the kids. Even the girls wear tight clothes, legging with just a t-shirt where you could see their underwear. They should be stopped at the door and told to go to the office to call home for a change of clothes. Also the bathrooms are hideous these girls are a mess and I guess nobody is going to clean them.

- submitted by a student

October 06, 2013
J.W. Sexton high-school is one of the WORST schools I have ever went too! The students basically take over the class while the teachers do nothing, kids are always on their phone, and the security guards don't do anything. The teachers don't teach the students anything, the only person that really does their job is the counseler in the annex. Also, I think that it is a bad idea to have 7th and 8th graders with high-schoolers because the kids threaten the other kids saying they are going to get their big sister and big brother on you that is in the high-school. NO-ONE SHOULD SEND THEIR CHILD HERE!

- submitted by a student

May 10, 2013
Worst school I ever worked at. I was a frequent substitute teacher at Sexton and gave up after three years. I watched how teachers desperately have to compete with student's electronic devices which are always in use. Giving out instruction is pointless and students ask only in the last five minutes what was covered in class that period because they were too glued to texting to bother with listening and watching. Majority of students very rude and argumentative to guest teachers. Principal does little, detention forms go into trash. Rude students continue to be rude. Security a joke. What a waste of a good teaching staff.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2009
Principal is horrible, teachers are great. The halls are full of kids during class and I can never find security to take care of it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 15, 2009
Sexton isn't as bad as what the community thinks. I've been in a private school for 1st-8th grade and last year my mom put me in Sexton. Many people criticized my parents for that decision and they thought the transition from middle to high school would change me in a bad way. But clearly I've proved them all wrong. I passed last year with a 4.0 and I was voted Miss Freshman. Sexton may not be the richest and I may not agree with all the rules and regulations but it's still a good school!

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2008
Great academics and unique opportunities for students to be challenged!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 01, 2007
Sexton has an academic atmosphere that encourages each individual student. An instructor will answer questions and verify a special need if the student asks for help. The key thing is to come each day prepared to accept new tasks and instruction. Working together creates a bond with teacher and student. A grandparent needs to stay informed and follow the progress of his/her student. I would be grateful for any learning materials or progress reports alloted to me. Sexton is on the cutting edge of educational progress. Parent or grandparent we give Sexton High School a great vote of confidence and thanks.

- submitted by a community member

February 07, 2007
J.W. Sexton is a great school; the teachers are involved with their students learning and they love their jobs. The curriculum is challenging and Sexton offers more AP classes than any other Lansing School District, including Holt, Waverly, Okemos, etc. With all this you would expect that this school is great for any student but Sexton is over-shadowed by intolerant, unmannered students, that gives Sexton a bad name.

- submitted by a student

June 09, 2006
I have a daughter who just graduated Sexton, and I thought that the school was wonderful. The school spirt is amazing, with short pep ralleys being held in the foyer. It gets the kids involved and interested in the extracurricular activities. The academic programs were also wonderful, and they were always open to parents getting involved. For people who are sceptical of the public schools, you would be very impressed.

- submitted by a parent
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Sexton High School provides a specialized program for all 9th grade students that provides a team-approach to teaching and learning. Each student is paired up with a Link Crew Leader.


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J.W. Sexton High School
102 Mcpherson Avenue, Lansing, MI  48915
(517) 755-1070
Last modified J.W. Sexton High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J.W. Sexton High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top