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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.

Brendan CaffertyCafferty 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 head coach.

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 School Administrators.

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.

School Name Average Composite Score Increase/Decrease
Gilbert High School 21.2 +0.4
Lexington High School 23.6 +0.7
Pelion High School 20.3 +0.4
River Bluff High School 23.6 N/A
White Knoll High School 20.9 -0.4

 

District Name Average Composite Score Increase/Decrease
Lexington County School District One 22.3 +0.4

 

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LMES, NPES, PES, and PHES receive School Garden
Mini-Grants

Walter P. Rawl and Sons, Inc. awarded a total of $1,500 in grants to four Lexington One elementary schools.

Receipients included Lake Murray Elementary’s Blair Wells for “How Plants and Animals Synergize to Stay Alive,” New Providence Elementary’s Erica Schumpert for “Little Green Thumbs,” Pelion Elementary’s Amy Bosch for an afterschool program project, and Pleasant Hill Elementary’s Chris Cook for a school garden.

Walter P. Rawl and Sons, Inc. established School Garden Mini-Grants to help Lexington One’s elementary schools enhance students’ knowledge of diet and nutrition by providing financial assistance toward planting and sustaining a school garden.

Rawl Grants

Walter P. Rawl and Sons, Inc. Field Operations Manager Jim Griffin (right) presents Walter P. Rawl and Sons, Inc. School Garden Mini-Grants to four Lexington One elementary schools.

 
 
 
 
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