Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Lexington High School

Lexington, SC


Lexington High School
2463 Augusta Highway
Lexington, SC  29072
Phone: 803-821-3400
Lexington County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
10

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,803
Type: Regular School    
Lexington High School

Lexington High School


Metro Area Ranking

#1
Metro Area High School Ranking: Lexington High School is ranked #1 out of 38 of the best high schools in Columbia and surrounding areas (97th percentile). Cick the link to see all 38 high schools.


State Ranking

#10
Statewide High School Ranking: Lexington High School is ranked #10 out of 222 of the best high schools in South Carolina (95th percentile). Click the link to see all 222 high schools.


Overall, Lexington High School is a 10-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis of South Carolina Schools. The school is located in Lexington County, SC. Lexington High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,803 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.
Graduation Rate
 94% - Lexington High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools
 94% - Lexington High School
 85% - Median of South Carolina high schools




South Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 20.5 89th 16.6
Math 21.1 90th 17.8
Reading 21.2 86th 18.0
Science 20.9 84th 18.1
Writing 6.8 74th 5.9

The ACT, a college readiness assessment, was given to every South Carolina 11th grader in 2017 with the exception of those eligible for alternate assessments. The ACT scores range from 0 to 36. State averages for ACT data are based on regular public schools and do not include private schools in the state. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Lexington High stack up against those of other high schools in South Carolina.


End-of-Course Tests

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
State Average of
All SC Schools
State Average
English 1 68.6 71.4
Algebra 1 69.8 69.4
Biology 1 84.9 75.3


Average SAT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
Reading 576
Math 561
Composite Score 1137
SAT Participation Rate 55 %

Lexington High had an average SAT score of 1137 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #17 out of 216 SC high schools (92nd percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of South Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Lexington High was 55% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in South Carolina.


Students

Poverty Rate at this School

 24% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)
 24% - This School
 66% - State Median (all schools)

Student Absentee Rate

 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 5% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

Teacher Absentee Rate

 7% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)
 7% - This School
 5% - State Median (all schools)

SCPass data is based on the 2016-2017 school year from the South Carolina Department of Education. If you're looking for the school report card for Lexington High School, then we can help. We've distilled much of Lexington High School's school report card data for you to see on one page.


Rankings for schools were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

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School
Type
   
Grades
Served
Lake Murray Elementary School 10 1.0 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Pleasant Hill Middle School 9 1.6 miles Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
Pleasant Hill Elementary School 9 1.7 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Rocky Creek Elementary School 9 1.9 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
New Providence Elementary School 10 3.4 miles Lexington, SC Regular K-5
Lexington Elementary School 7 4.3 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Lexington Middle School 9 4.4 miles Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
Deerfield Elementary School 8 5.1 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Red Bank Elementary School 4 5.3 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Midway Elementary School 10 6.2 miles Lexington, SC Regular K-5
Gilbert Elementary School 5 6.3 miles Gilbert, SC Regular 3-5
Gilbert Middle School 5 6.4 miles Gilbert, SC Regular 6-8
White Knoll High School 6 6.5 miles Lexington, SC Regular 9-12
Carolina Springs Middle School 4 6.6 miles Lexington, SC Regular 6-8
Gilbert High School 8 6.7 miles Gilbert, SC Regular 9-12
Carolina Springs Elementary School 7 6.7 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
Saxe Gotha Elementary School 7 6.9 miles Lexington, SC Regular PK-5
White Knoll Middle School 5 7.2 miles West Columbia, SC Regular 6-8
White Knoll Elementary School 6 7.3 miles West Columbia, SC Regular PK-5
Meadow Glen Elementary School 8 8.2 miles Lexington, SC Regular K-5