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Our Mission:
To guide all students to learn, grow and excel.


Lexington District One serves more than 27,000 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 with more than 4,400 employees (not including substitutes) and 32 schools (18 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools, one technology center). The district also offers an early college program, an adult education program and an alternative education services program. 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 699? square miles and is one of the county’s major employers. Lexington One students and employees receive recognition year after year for excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts, community service and more.

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Our Five Year

95%  of our graduates to be college, career or military ready
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95%  of our students on track to graduate
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An increasing number of middle and elementary school students scoring at or above grade level
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BY JUNE 2027

we want the Lexington One Way to be shaped by the

Graduate Profile


Key Actions

  • Aligning budget priorities to strategic plan
  • Developing and refining district standard operating procedures
  • Completing revisions of board policies
  • Implementing recommendations of facilities study
  • Implementing instructional technology plan

Imagine a school district where innovation meets tradition, where every student is nurtured to learn, grow and thrive! That's Lexington County School District One, a vibrant community of learners nestled in the heart of South Carolina. We believe that every child has the potential to achieve great things, and we are dedicated to providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Lexington County School District One has a proud tradition of academic excellence. Our schools consistently rank among the best in South Carolina, and our graduates are well-prepared for college, careers, and beyond. But we are more than just test scores.


Academic Excellence and Acceleration of Learning

By implementing the Lexington One Graduate Profile and the Instructional Framework, Lexington One will challenge and support all students to excel.

Positive Climate and School Experience

Lexington One will create a positive and supportive culture that empowers employees to model and students to develop the Lexington One Graduate Profile attributes.

Stewardship of Resources to Support Learning

In order to serve students well, Lexington One will prioritize strategies for the use of resources including talent, time, facilities, finances, and technology.

Lexington County School District One is made up of many dedicated professionals committed to serving our students, their families, and the community. Such a large district takes an organized team to achieve success in the day-to-day operations of our schools.


Specific and targeted action steps and activities will be developed after the strategic plan is finalized and adopted by the Lexington One Board of Trustees using the findings of the Curriculum Effectiveness Audit and feedback collected during this public review period of the plan.