Lexington County School District One
Building Collaborative, Caring and Creative Leaders
Thanks to tremendous community support, our students benefit from a high-performance learning culture that prepares them to be a new generation of leaders and global citizens who are self-directed, creative, collaborative, caring and multilingual.
Our Schools of the Future — Now! initiative and its three components — LexLeads, LexLearns, and LexLives — guide our graduates as they become confident in academics, accomplished in 21st century skills, global in orientation and sophisticated in learning.
We focus on providing students with quality, personalized learning experiences that support their development in four essential 21st century skills that we refer to as the four C’s — critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.
Basic Facts About Lexington One
- Lexington One serves more than 25,600 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 with more than 3,700 employees (not including substitutes) and 30 schools (17 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools, one technology center). The district also has an alternative learning program called FOCUS.
- The 360 square miles that make up Lexington One stretch from the banks of Lake Murray to the county’s southern border with Aiken County. Our district occupies 48 percent of the county’s 750 square miles and is one of the county’s major employers. 2010 Census Data shows Lexington County’s population as 262,391 and the area that makes up Lexington One’s population as 121,030 or 46 percent of the county.
- During the past 10 years (2006–2016), Lexington One grew by an average of 533 new students per year. The district remains one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, ranking eighth in total enrollment.
- To keep up with this tremendous growth, Lexington has built 15 new schools since 1997. Even so, the district still uses 173 portables.
- World language is offered at all levels including elementary, middle and high schools.
- Our students excel in state and national award-winning marching bands, symphonic bands, choral programs, strings programs and athletic programs.
- Lexington One students perform well on nationally normed assessments (ACT, PSAT, SAT, MAP).