The classrooms are self contained except for science, music, art, library, enrichment and physical education with some departmentalization at the fourth grade. An integrated language arts program which combines reading and writing is utilized. Before and after school child care programs are available for students in grades K-4.
Students take four basic academic subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Language Arts. All students take Music, Art, Home and Careers, Physical Education, Health, and Technology courses.
Most students select Regents and general course work. Advanced Placement classes are offered in mathematics, computer science, American History, Spanish, French and English. Vocational programs are offered through Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES. A wide range of elective courses are available in art, music, business, technology, etc.
DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS
Lansing boasts outstanding dramatic and musical productions, along with the band, chorus, and orchestra programs at each of the three schools.
ENRICHMENT AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
Enrichment and computer programs are offered for students in grades K-12. Special education students are included in regular classrooms whenever possible.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Students in the three buildings participate in a variety of clubs and organizations.
An intramural program is available for students in Grades 5-8. There is an interscholastic athletic program for seventh and eighth graders. Sports available at the high school level include baseball, cheerleading, football, softball, volleyball, wrestling, girls and boys swimming, girls and boys soccer, coed golf, girls and boys basketball, and coed track. The high school has an indoor pool which is used for the competitive swim program and the recreational swim program offered through the Lansing Recreation Department.
Approximately 80% of the students continue education beyond high school.
The number of students passing Regents examinations in Lansing is approximately 9 percentage points higher than the state average.
The number of students taking Regents examinations in Lansing is approximately 25 percentage points higher than the state average. The Lansing School Community is proud of its students who become National Merit Winners and Semi-Finalists based upon their Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test scores.
32% of the faculty have 30 graduate hours or more beyond a master's degree. 85% of the faculty have permanent certification.
The English Department at Lansing High School has been commended by the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English).
Lansing is located in Tompkins County in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. It is seven miles north of Ithaca, 60 miles southwest of Syracuse, and 50 miles northwest of Binghamton. Lansing lies adjacent to the blue waters of Cayuga Lake. Area parks include the Lansing Town Park at Myers, Buttermilk, Taughannock and Treman State Parks. Lansing has its own year-round ice skating rink and year-round recreational programs for youth and adults.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT LANSING SCHOOLS
Corporate Development Committee
Shared Decision Making Teams consisting of representatives from students, parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, local businesses, and community residents, exist at each building and at the district level.