October 15, 2009
As a college professor who has one child graduated from Lansing and others still in the HS, I can't say enough good about the school. It's not perfect; no place is. Lansing is a small town and nearly all white, so there are some unfortunate pockets of racism and small-mindedness. There were several years of rancorous Board-Superintendent problems; but that now seems behind us with a strong new Superintendent, a long-time resident as HS principal, and some Board turnover. But look past all that at results. The extracurriculars are first-rate: art, drama, music, a wide range of sports, community service, etc. Lansing teams and groups do exceptionally well. And the academics are very strong, especially in social sciences, french, music, art and biology. A very high proportion of Lansing graduates go on to college, with a large group heading off to Ivy League or Ivy-caliber colleges and universities. They do well.
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