Lake Murray Elementary School

205 Wise Ferry Road
Lexington, SC 29072
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Lake Murray Elementary School serves 836 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Lake Murray Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 836 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in SC
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lake Murray Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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School Overview

Lake Murray Elementary School's student population of 836 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
836 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
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School Rankings

Lake Murray Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,095 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Lake Murray Elementary School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#93 out of 1095 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
12%
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Black
7%
32%
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White
76%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lake Murray Elementary School's ranking?
Lake Murray Elementary School is ranked #93 out of 1,095 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in South Carolina.
What schools are Lake Murray Elementary School often compared to?
Lake Murray Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Chapin Elementary School, New Providence Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
73% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% SC state average), while 70% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).
How many students attend Lake Murray Elementary School?
836 students attend Lake Murray Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Lake Murray Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lake Murray Elementary School?
Lake Murray Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does Lake Murray Elementary School offer ?
Lake Murray Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Lake Murray Elementary School part of?
Lake Murray Elementary School is part of Lexington 01 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 836 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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