Lexington One promotes Cafferty
At the September 16, 2014 regular monthly meeting of the
Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board approved the
promotion of Brendan P. Cafferty to the position of assistant administrator at
Lexington Middle School.
currently serves as eighth-grade earth science teacher and assistant athletic
director at Lexington Middle and assistant varsity soccer team coach at River
Bluff High School.
With 9 years of public education experience, he began his
career in 1996 as a physical science and biology teacher at Robert W. Groves
High School in the Savannah Chatham County School District in Georgia. He
joined Lexington One in 1997 as an earth science and physical science teacher
at White Knoll Middle. He transferred to White Knoll High in 2000 where he
taught biology and developed the district’s marine science program with the
University of South Carolina. While at WKHS, he served as boys varsity soccer
In 2003, Cafferty left the district to serve as
bioterrorism exercise coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Health
and Environmental Control’s Office of Public Health Preparedness. In 2012, he
returned to teaching and coaching soccer at Swansea High School in Lexington
School District Four. He rejoined Lexington One in 2013.
Cafferty holds a Bachelor of Science in marine science, a
Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Education in Administration from the
University of South Carolina. He has certifications in general science,
biology, middle level science and secondary principal.
He is a member of the South Carolina Association of
Lexington One’s ACT scores better than state, nation
The S.C. State Department of Education released school,
district and state ACT College Readiness Benchmark scores reported by the ACT
company in Iowa City, Iowa.
The average composite of the most recent ACT scores for
Lexington One’s 2014 graduating seniors (regardless of when they took the test)
is 22.3, which is higher than the national and state averages. On the ACT’s
36-point scale, the national average composite score is 21.0, and the state
average composite score is 20.4.
The composite scores for four of the district’s five high
schools are above the state average composite score of 20.4 and at or above the
national average composite score of 21.0 (Gilbert High 21.2, Lexington High
23.6, River Bluff High 23.6 and White Knoll High 20.9). Pelion High posted an
average composite score of 20.3.
Summary of District ACT Scores for 2013–2014
For 2013–2014, 683 students from the Lexington County
School District One graduating class participated in ACT testing.
The percent of students meeting the all four ACT
Benchmarks in English, Math, Reading and Science was 32%. This compares to a
national percentage of 26%. Last year, 29% of the graduating class of 2012–2013
met all four benchmarks. Therefore, LCSD1 has increased three percent in
students meeting the benchmark in all four subject areas.
Looking at the percent of students meeting the benchmark
in all four subject areas at each school:
GHS increased 1% from 19% to 20%.
LHS increased 4% from 38% to 42%.
PHS increased 2% from 16% to 18%.
WKHS increased 6% from 19% to 25%.
According to ACT, 38% of the graduating class at
RBHS, which opened in 2013–2014, met all four benchmarks.
The table below shows the 2014 average composite score
and the increase or decrease from last year by school. Since RBHS opened in
2013–2014, it has no comparative data.
||Average Composite Score
|Gilbert High School
|Lexington High School
|Pelion High School
|River Bluff High School
|White Knoll High School
||Average Composite Score
|Lexington County School District One
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