Lexington 02 School District

715 Ninth Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Lexington 02 School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 8,582 students in Lexington 02 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in South Carolina.
Public Schools in Lexington 02 School District have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the South Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the South Carolina public school average of 51% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SC)
# Schools
13 Schools
1,280 Schools
# Students
8,582 Students
766,302 Students
# Teachers
640 Teachers
52,099 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Lexington 02 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 82 school districts in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SC)
Overall District Rank
#47 out of 83 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lexington 02  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lexington 02  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lexington 02  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of SC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lexington 02  School District and public school graduation rate of SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.71
0.65
# American Indian Students
15 Students
2,263 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
127 Students
12,871 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,967 Students
87,155 Students
% Hispanic Students
23%
11%
# Black Students
2,702 Students
250,168 Students
% Black Students
32%
33%
# White Students
3,227 Students
373,848 Students
% White Students
38%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
984 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
540 Students
38,764 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
275
20,837
# Students in K Grade:
542
51,543
# Students in 1st Grade:
619
55,077
# Students in 2nd Grade:
640
54,901
# Students in 3rd Grade:
662
55,934
# Students in 4th Grade:
604
56,543
# Students in 5th Grade:
660
57,229
# Students in 6th Grade:
718
60,742
# Students in 7th Grade:
716
62,102
# Students in 8th Grade:
734
62,612
# Students in 9th Grade:
861
66,199
# Students in 10th Grade:
578
59,504
# Students in 11th Grade:
484
52,853
# Students in 12th Grade:
489
50,226
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,900 is higher than the state median of $11,941. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,625 is higher than the state median of $11,103. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (SC)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$128 MM
$46 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lexington 02  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$203 MM
$42 MM
This chart display total spending of Lexington 02  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,900
$11,941
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lexington 02  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,625
$11,103
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lexington 02  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Lexington 02 School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Springdale Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
361 Wattling Road
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 739-4175
Grades: PK-5
| 373 students
Rank: #22.
Airport High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1315 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 822-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,337 students
Rank: #33.
Brookland-cayce High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1300 State Street
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 791-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,075 students
Rank: #44.
Saluda River Academy For The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1520 Duke Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 739-4095
Grades: K-5
| 267 students
Rank: #55.
Riverbank Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
160 Cougar Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 1,056 students
Rank: #66.
R. H. Fulmer Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1614 Walterboro St.
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 822-5660
Grades: 6-8
| 666 students
Rank: #77.
Northside Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
157 Cougar Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 739-4190
Grades: 6-8
| 595 students
Rank: #88.
Herbert A. Wood Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
737 Pine Ridge Drive
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 755-7420
Grades: PK-5
| 913 students
Rank: #99.
Congaree Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1221 Ramblin' Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 755-7430
Grades: 2-5
| 406 students
Rank: #1010.
Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy
Magnet School
Math: 24% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
501 Bulldog Boulevard
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 739-4070
Grades: 6-8
| 431 students
Rank: #1111.
Cayce Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Bulldog Boulevard
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 936-5500
Grades: PK-5
| 987 students
Rank: #1212.
Pine Ridge Middle School
Math: 14% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
735 Pine Ridge Drive
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 755-7400
Grades: 6-8
| 476 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lexington Two Innovation Center
Vocational School
509 Bulldog Boulevard
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 936-5550
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 8,582 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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