Below is information about Haslett Public Schools, the Haslett community, and organizations of interest in the surrounding area. Included are links to a number of useful resources.
If you have a question about Haslett Public Schools or the Haslett community, please call the Haslett Administration Building at 517-339-8242. Or click here to send an email with your question or comment.
Haslett Public Schools serves 2700 students in grades kindergarten through twelve. Students come from all ethnic backgrounds, but the predominate group is caucasian. Following graduation, 95 percent of Haslett students continue their education at a university, college, or academy. Haslett Public Schools is comprised of five school buildings as follows:
Wilkshire Early Childhood Center - Grades K-1
Murphy Elementary School - Grades 2-5
Ralya Elementary School - Grades 2-5
Haslett Middle School - Grades 6-8
Haslett High School - Grades 9-12
The Haslett community enthusiastically supports education. Since 1990, district voters have approved three bond issues totaling more than $61 million to expand and renovate school facilities.
Dashboard & School Report Card
See how Haslett Public Schools' students are faring by exploring student test results, school operational information, graduation and dropout rates, and much more.
Begin on the Dashboard for a district overview, then click on the Top to Bottom Ranking tab to see how our schools compare with others in the State. Select an individual school and click on the School Report Card tab for Adequate Yearly Progress status and Points of Pride.
Haslett Ranked in List of Top High Schools
Haslett High School is ranked #62 on Newsweek's America's Top High Schools list for 2014! The rankings highlight schools that do the best job of preparing students for college. Haslett High School is also recognized by Newsweek on its Beating the Odds - Top Schools for Low-Income Students list. Haslett is ranked #93 for schools performing better than statistically expected for their level of poverty.
Haslett Included in List of Top Education Towns
Haslett is featured in the Top Education Towns list included in the May 23, 2011 edition of Forbes Magazine. Haslett is ranked 5th in the country for educational value in towns with a median home price of $100,000 to $199,000. In addition, Haslett is ranked 43rd overall out of more than 17,500 towns and cities analyzed in the study.
To read the Forbes Magazine article, click here.
To read the GreatSchools profile of Haslett, click here.
To view the Forbes.com slide about Haslett, click here.
Haslett Ranks in List of Best Places to Raise Kids
Haslett was ranked #42 by Business Week on a list of the 50 Best Places to Raise Your Kids. According to the November 16, 2007 article, BusinessWeek.com developed "a list of 50 places in the U.S. that offer kids-and their parents-the right combination of safety, community, and education." Test scores and the number of schools in the community were two of the criteria used in developing the list. Click the link above to read the entire article.
Haslett Named Academic State Champion
Haslett Public Schools has been named as an Academic State Champion by Bridge Magazine! For this year's study, Bridge Magazine adopted a new, value-added ranking system which measures a school's test scores adjusted for student family income, which is often a predictor of academic achievement. Essentially, Bridge's Academic State Champions are being recognized for over-achievement, rather than achievement.
The Haslett community is part of Meridian Township and is located approximately 10 miles east of Michigan's State Capital, Lansing. Meridian Township is approximately 32 square miles in size, and is close to major highways, rail, and the Capital City Airport is just minutes away.
The Township has a current population of approximately 40,000, and has a park system with over 906 acres of park land in 28 parks and natural areas. Meridian Township residents enjoy quiet, safe, and well maintained neighborhoods with plenty of open space where families can play and spend time together.
More than 450,000 people call the Greater Lansing region home, and for lots of great reasons - it's in the middle of everywhere and offers almost everything. The Greater Lansing region offers one of the most affordable housing markets in the United States. It offers great employment and educational opportunities, and great lifestyle options including athletic and cultural events, shopping and dining.
Michigan State University
Haslett is immediately adjacent to East Lansing, the home of Michigan State University. Known internationally as a major U.S. public university with global reach, Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research, and outreach for over 150 years. MSU is a member of the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Big Ten athletic conference.
Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College (LCC) is one of the most comprehensive colleges focused upon offering learning opportunities in four areas: career and workforce development, general education, developmental education, and personal enrichment. LCC is recognized as a local, state, national, and international leader in forging educational partnerships with business, industry, and government to better meet the needs of an ever changing, world wide market place.