Welcome to

Eastern High School

Grades 8-12 & International Baccalaureate

Welcome to the Home of the Lansing Eastern Quakers.  Eastern continues its tradition of strong educational opportunities by engaging students in a variety of programs from traditional high school to the International Baccalaureate Program along with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) STEM Biotechnology. We address the needs of the whole child by offering versatile extracurricular activities to help students identify and increase their interests beyond academics.

Our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The Diploma Programme (DP) World School for juniors and seniors provides rigorous coursework with a global focus that simulates the college course experience. Students can take the full diploma course sequence or can select individual DP classes.

International Baccalaureate Learner Profile Attributes:

  • Inquirer
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Additional Programs
Career, Technical, and Early College Opportunities

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum offers specialized focused coursework for grades 7 - 9 adding grades 10 - 12 by 2022. Courses include activity, project and problem-based learning with topics including concepts in biology and medicine.

Eastern Main Office
Phone: (517) 755-1050

Eastern Attendance HOT LINE
Phone: (517) 755-1055

Eastern High School
Registrar's Office
Phone: (517) 755-2058


Marcelle Carruthers, Principal
(517) 755-1051 

Catherine Bates, Assistant Principal
(517) 755-4233

Liz Ballinger, Assistant Principal

Jamie Gundrum, Assistant Principal


  • 24/7 Confidential Crisis line:  1-800-273-TALK
  • Crisis Text: Text HOME to 741-741 
  • Ingham County Community Mental Health: 517-346-8460
  • Child & Family Charities:  882-4000
  • Ele's Place:  517-482-1315 
  • 211 (Families can call 211 to be linked with additional resources)

More Mental Health Resources are available on our Office of School Culture website.

School Hours 2023-24 School Year

Full Days - 8:00 a.m. - 2:48 p.m.
Half Days - 8:00 a.m. - 10:53 a.m.

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  • 27 Sep
    • (PCAC) Parent Community Advisory Council Meeting
      Date: Sep 27
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Dr. Halik Center 4200 Wainwright Ave. Lansing, MI 48911
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Eastern HS Calendar

      Free dinner and childcare will be provided.

      The conversation will focus on Talk Often, Talk Early. 

      The full PCAC calendar can be found on our website at www.lansingschools.net/pcac

  • 29 Sep
  • 30 Sep
    • Eastern High School Class of 1973 50th Reunion
      Date: Sep 30
      Time: 6:00 PM to 11:59 PM
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Reno’s North. See Gary Buckner on Facebook and pass along to former classmates you remain in contact with.

  • 2 Oct
  • 3 Oct

University of Olivet Announces Olivet Direct! college enrollment program


Bus Schedules for WTC, CTE, and ERESA


New School Speed Zone by Pattengill and Eastern


2021 Spring Bond Updates

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025

Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy
PDF DocumentSeptember 30, 2020 - Clark Hill Power Point Presentation
PDF DocumentTitle IX Grievance Procedures
PDF DocumentInvestigation Procedures A to Z - November 2, 2020

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:

Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers are in the Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF) and Title IX Grievance Procedure (PDF).

Darin Walter
Title IX Coordinator - Public Safety

519 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933

Erin Miracle
Human Resources Manager

519 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933


PDF DocumentHelp Hotline Phone Numbers

Title IX concerns can also be mailed to:
Lansing School District
519 West Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48933