School Details

Lexington Elementary School

116 Azalea Dr, Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 821-4000
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 694 students 16 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

88%
85%
80%
75%
79%
73%
72%
72%
61%
96%
84%
75%
68%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
84%
78%
89%
87%
78%
76%
83%
74%
88%
86%
81%
73%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
82%
77%
76%
82%
76%
74%
82%
72%
81%
81%
70%
79%
75%
74%

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Lexington 01 School District average
  • South Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lexington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lexington. The principal of Lexington Elementary School is Ruth Rish, whose e-mail is rrish@lexington1.net. 694 children attend Lexington Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 40% of the 694 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lexington Elementary School is 16:1. Lake Murray Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 80%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 37%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an excellent school where children and their learning are a priority! They are striving to develop our children into 21st century learners.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an average school intent on producing average achieving students. Don't expect help if your child is above or below their average tract. They are so concerned with narrowing the achievment gap on their test scores that they go out of their way to keep high performing students from reaching their full potential. As for students with learning problems the school is so intent on not labeling students that they will not address learning disabilities.

  • (5 years ago)

    That is where all 3 of my children went to school and it was a wonderful experience for them.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children that have been going here for two years now. I am extremely pleased with the quality of the teachers and the curriculum.

  • (6 years ago)

    LES is a wonderful environment for children. My daughter began there in 3rd grade after moving from another state - she was welcomed and loved it from the start! Her teachers were all wonderful devoted educators whose main focus was ensuring the success of each child dependent on their needs. My daughter began middle school this year and I feel that LES prepared her very well. Thumbs up!

  • (6 years ago)

    Best school I have ever seen. I have two kids that go there and they love it. Never met a bad teacher at LES.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two kids at LES and it's by far the best school we have known. Two wonderful teachers absolutely devoted to their profession have given our kids not only education but love and human warmth like never before. Our kids were in several private schools and LES has provided more to our family than all of the previous ones together. Thank you LES for helping us assure a better future for our kids through the best possible gift to a child a quality education.

  • (7 years ago)

    We love the Teachers and the hands on teaching.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School. My child is thriving here!

  • (7 years ago)

    We can't say enough good things about LES. Before we moved to Lexington we had our child in private school. Now there is no need - LES functions as well as our private academy did! We love the teachers and administration - 5 stars all the way.

  • (8 years ago)

    I cannot rave enough about LES! The teachers I have had contact with through my 4 years and 2 kids have been exceptional. The administration teachers and environment is fantastic! I cannot imagine a better school!

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been at LES for 2yrs. She has had great sucess in the the academic enviroment LES provides. We are very happy with the teachers in which we have had contact.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been very happy with LES. The administaration is very helpful and the quality of instruction has been excellant. I feel that my children are going to be very prepared for middle and high school. My children are happy and interacting well the other students and feel completely supported by their teachers and other staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    LES seems to be more focused on keeping their test score ratings and maintaining their image than with helping students excel and prepare for the world above Elementary school.

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Overall score

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