School Details

Lexington Senior High School

26 Penry Street, Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 242-1574

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 749 students 14 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lexington City Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lexington Senior High School is a public high school in Lexington. The principal of Lexington Senior High School is Travis Taylor and can be contacted at 749 students go to Lexington Senior High School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 78% of the 749 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lexington Senior High School is 14:1. South Lexington Dvlpmnt Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Asian 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 32%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 26% 32%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 26%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 87%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I just moved to LSHS from other state and I am very pleased how the students behave inside and outside of the classroom. Students here are more respectful hard working and motivated to do the work. The administrators are awesome and very supportive.

  • (1 year ago)

    No understanding of how the school has functioning individuals. The person below deserves a shot at mayor. At least s/he comprehends the LACK thereof support.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is a split between BOE admins faculty. Students run the entire school. No set policies.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is an improving curriculum some very dedicated teachers and some who are not as dedicated. The new school administration is changing things for the good and making this a better more rigorous school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is becoming better ever since they added a new school uniform policy.

  • (6 years ago)

    I started out in this school system in elementary and a year of middle school but I left for 7th-11th and now I'm back for my senior year. Having gone to another school and seen things that go on in other places Lexington is actually in my eyes better than most schools in Davidson County but Lexington is always the ones getting called out on their mistakes. So I say before you talk about another school find out what's going on in yours. Lexington is a great school system and I wouldn't want to graduate anywhere else.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are some stellar teachers at LSHS .It is a good school but needs to have more AP courses and stronger administrative leadership. Many of the teachers feel they are not really supported by the principals.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attend LSHS and i believe it is a wonderful school that teaches you to cope with diversity and prepares you for the real world. Despite all the bad things that are said about LSHS it really is a positive environment with caring teachers who do everything in their power to help you become susful. And with the new administration I see a positive future for all of us.

  • (7 years ago)

    I Have been in this school system all my life and lots of people think this school is so bad. I feel more safe at my school than I do anywhere else. in other schools they have guns brought to school beacuse of students having too much freedom before they have an adequate amount of responsibility

  • (9 years ago)

    As an Alumni of this school i feel that the academics prepared me adaquitly for my colligate career. But more so than that gave the oppertunity to embrace all the different cultures and peoples around me; This is encouraged and flourish in the LSHS family. Extracurricular activites are surrounded in the same history die-hard following as most D-1 schools. I love Lexington Senior High school with every ounce of my being. I'll always remember that Lexington gave my the skills to flourish at UNC-Chapel Hill and beyond.

  • (10 years ago)

    its alright im a student here. some of the teachers seem like they dont care. other than that it alright.

  • (10 years ago)

    I couldn't have asked for a better education in the public system. With such a diverse population I learned to associate with people on many levels. What a great advantage this has been.

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