When picking a high school, what your child’s friends think carries weight

By Trevor Darnell
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter

With three high schools, six middle schools, and 29 elementary schools; students of all ages have choices on where to get an education and help them prepare for the rest of their lives. When going into high school, which of these schools should a new parent in the Lansing area send their child? It depends what you’re looking for, parents say. “I let my daughter pick which high school she wanted to attend, I didn’t want to force her to go to a school in which she didn’t want to be in. I knew that all of the schools in the area are highly-educated and safe, which made me feel comfortable letting her choose,” said Bryan Pickens, a long-time Lansing resident.