Based on an article in the Lansing State Journal, the Lansing School District won't have any schools closed as early as June 2017 based on criteria announced earlier this year by the School Reform Office.

Schools could have faced additional action by the state, including closure, if they were among the lowest 5% academically for three consecutive years beginning in 2014.  While six Lansing buildings were on the 2014 priority schools list, none of those schools were on the 2015 list released most recently.

Two other Lansing schools, Attwood and Gardner Academy, were designated as priority schools based on 2015 M-STEP results.  They'll face additional state scrutiny for the next four years.

District officials already are seeing improvements in graduation rates and other factors in buildings previously designated as priority schools.  They will also look for ways to improve Attwood and Gardner moving forward.