School Details

Lake Murray Elementary School

205 Wise Ferry Rd, Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-3100
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 659 students 17 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

94%
85%
79%
93%
80%
72%
92%
73%
63%
94%
84%
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81%
78%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
82%
77%
97%
85%
75%
97%
79%
70%
99%
87%
84%
91%
81%
77%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
86%
80%
95%
86%
76%
95%
77%
69%
98%
82%
72%
97%
84%
81%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2013-2014 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Murray Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lexington. The principal of Lake Murray Elementary School is Lynn Boyleston, whose e-mail is lboyleston@lexington1.net. 659 children attend Lake Murray Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 19% of the 659 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lake Murray Elementary School is 17:1. Pleasant Hill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 80%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! The teachers are amazing! They do a wonderful job of keeping parents in the loop.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is excellent. The district as a whole is wonderful but LME has been nothing short of amazing. I really get a kick that the administration KNOWS their students parents and even siblings to young to attend! They really do care about the success of the children and are very proactive with ensuring that if your student needs extra help that they are there.

  • (1 year ago)

    We love Lake Murray and the staff that we have come in contact with! We couldn't be happier with our experience!

  • (2 years ago)

    I picked LMES for my 2 grandson's 6 years ago as a mature and experienced parent a very good school was very important to their future. I did my homework and LMES is just that a VERY GOOD SCHOOL everyone knows everyone everyone is treated fair and with respect in a close family friendly atmosphere. The Teachers and Administration are Top Notch and really care about the Children and they welcome parental involvement and input. I'm serving on the schools SIC Board and also volunteer often a school is really what you make of it. LMES is making tomorrows Leaders of our children by practicing the 7 Habits of Successful People and I wouldn't send my children anywhere else. The Rating doesn't reflex that out of the 10 reviews there was only 2 somewhat negative (if you want to call being structured a negative) out of 8 positive. LMES gets all 5 Stars in every category they are by far the Top School in the State.

  • (4 years ago)

    We chose this school specifically when we moved to SC...we wanted a home in the Lexington 1 School district and in particular Lake Murray Elementary (it was either LMES or Midway at the top of our list). We have not been disappointed at all with LMES. The administration is wonderful very hands-on and interested in the education of its students. They offer a lot for the kids and they use positive means of reinforcement to keep the kids in line. Focus is on EDUCATION first. It was with great trepidation that we discovered we would be rezoned for a new school being built. But it has been a blessing because part of the administration and many of the teachers at LMES have moved on to Rocky Creek Elementary School. We can be assured of the strong continuing commitment to excellence and education at our new RCES!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school with high expectations for students both academically and behaviorly! Teachers are top notch and parent involvement is encouraged!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's been very good up until this year. I have had the opportunity to attend many of the school functions and frankly the administration has gone overboard with the way they keep the kids 'focused' - playing some bizarre music during meals to control when they talk using 'speaking hands' to keep them in line taking away their whopping 15 minutes of play time per 7 hours for some pretty silly stuff. It's still way too overcrowded for its size and the communication with parents is poor. My wife and I are disappointed enough in this year's experience to move them to another school so they can be kids again instead of robots.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the school teachers are great I do not have a problem with the administration really there are a 1 or 2 ladies in the office that are not that nice and seem to have a problem when you are asking them a question or needing help. But over all I love LMES!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers care about their students. Family atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    Lake Murray is a great school. My son loves going to school each and every day. The teachers are great and very helping in making sure my son reaches his potential.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are fantastic which makes the school great! My only problem is the administation - if you bring a problem to their attention they seem to treat you as an annoyance and not a 'customer.' Fortunately dealing with the administration is much less frequent than dealing with the great teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    LMES is a fantastic school. Our 5 kids that have attened have all been blessed with amazing teachers caring admin and a phenomenal academic schedule. Foreign languages starting in 2nd grade choosing a major in 5th grade (amazing art and music studies) and excellent gifted and accelerated studies programs. The also have done wonders for our child who has learning disabilities and worked with him constantly. They have many extracurricular activities and family activies also. Thank you LMES!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    We have nothing but great praise for the caliber of teachers that Lake Murray Elementary offers. They challenge our children and prepare them extremely well.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is better than excellent! The teachers are great and very helpful. My children have loved their teachers and have learned so much. I couldn't ask for more. The principal is awesome and the school is always doing great family involved activities on the weekends and yearly. We are sad to have to move and are searching for a school that can even compare to LMES and that will be very hard to find. This school tops the charts!

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Overall score

(based on 21 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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