As one of the fastest–growing school districts in the state, ranking sixth in total enrollment, we are proud of the excellent academic reputation we have established. Although Lexington District One administrators projected a growth of 511 new students in 2019–2020, the growth of 2018–2019 was 487 students. This number comes from comparing the 15-day average daily membership this year to last year.
Below are a few facts we are especially proud of and others that we simply find interesting.
Lexington One serves more than 27,300 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 with more than 3,900 employees (not including substitutes) and 31 schools (17 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools, one technology center). The district also has alternative education services designed to help students at risk of expulsion.
The 360 square miles that make up Lexington District One stretch from the banks of Lake Murray to the county’s southern border with Aiken County. Our district occupies 48 percent of the county’s 750 square miles and is one of the county’s major employers. 2018 Census Data shows Lexington County’s population as 295,030 and the area that makes up Lexington One’s population as 146,675 or 49 percent of the county.
During the past 10 years (2010–2020), Lexington District One grew by an average of 475 new students per year.
To keep up with this tremendous growth, Lexington District One has built 15 new schools since 1997. Even so, the district still uses 150 portables.
World languages are offered at all levels including elementary, middle and high school.
Our students excel in state and national award-winning marching bands, symphonic bands, choral programs, strings programs and athletic programs.
Lexington District One students perform well on nationally normed assessments (ACT, PSAT, SAT, MAP).
As educators, we are most proud of the academic success of our students. Our students are recognized nationally for exceptional academic achievements. Whether it’s in academics, the arts or athletics, Lexington County School District One students are among the state’s most competitive.
It’s not just our students who are award winners though. Our teachers and professional staff are, too.
It is no secret that in Lexington One, we are committed to excellence. These long lists and news releases are examples of accomplishments that illustrate our success — 2017–2018 Honors and Achievements and 2018–2019 Honors and Achievements.
Lexington County School District One regularly provides the public an update on the district’s strategic direction. This “Report to the People” highlights the progress made in our strategic direction, accomplishments that occurred during the school year, awards and basic facts about the district.