Lansing Elementary School Re-Opens With New Name, Focus

Sep 4, 2018

After an extensive renovation, a Lansing elementary school is re-opening with new facilities and a new focus. 

In 2016, Lansing voters approved a $120 million school bond.  Part of that funding was used to upgrade and expand the former Fairview Elementary.  On Tuesday, the building officially re-opened as Pattengill Biotech Magnet School. 


Lansing superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul says its curriculum fits in with the district’s Pathway Promise initiative.


“This is a K-6 here at Pattengill,” says Caamal Canul.  “We also have the (grades) 7-12 over at Eastern High School.  So, you can start in kindergarten with biotech exploration, if you’d like, plus your regular curriculum...and then graduate in grade 12 with a biotech focus.”


The bond issue has also funded renovations at several other Lansing schools, including Eastern High School, Post Oak Academy and Averill New Tech Elementary.