Lexington High School (Lexington, South Carolina)
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|Lexington High School|
Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve
|2463 Augusta Hwy
Lexington, SC, Lexington, 29072
|School district||Lexington School District 1|
|Oversight||South Carolina Department of Education|
|Superintendent||Dr. Karen Woodward|
|Principal||Melissa Rawl |
|Assistant principals||Charles Mayer, Luke Clamp, Shay Rollins, Sherry Walters, Christopher Rabon, Kalu Kalu Jr.|
|Number of students||3,234 (Fall 2011) |
|Hours in school day||7 (8:20 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.)|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and Gold|
|Fight song||Notre Dame Victory March|
|Athletics conference||Region V AAAA|
|Rival||White Knoll High School, Irmo High School, River Bluff High School|
|Accreditation(s)||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average SAT scores||1076 (2009-2010)|
|Average ACT scores||23.4 (2009-2010)|
Lexington High School is a public high school in Lexington, South Carolina that provides education for ninth through twelfth grades, serving the communities of Lexington, Lake Murray, and Oak Grove. Lexington High School is the second-largest public high school in South Carolina. The school's athletic mascot is the Wildcat. Lexington was the first high school and is the only school in South Carolina to be twice selected as the Carolina First Palmetto's Finest.
(In class AAAA unless noted)
- Baseball 1954 (A) 1964, 1968, 1969 (AA) 1974, 1981 (AAA) 1992, 1994, 1999, 2013
- Boy's Basketball 1996, 2000
- Boy's Cross Country 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Boy's Golf 1991
- Boy's Tennis 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
- Boy's Swimming 2010
- Boy's Track and Field 1971 (AA), 2011
- Football 1948, 1949, 1950 (A)
- Girl's Basketball 1977, 1979 (AAA)
- Girl's Golf 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
- Softball 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001
- Girl's Cross Country 2012
- Cheerleading 2013
Boy's Cross Country
The Lexington Boy's cross country team is the current defending champion in class AAAA after notching back to back to back to back state championships in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
The Lexington Girl's golf team has won an unprecedented 7 straight state championships, a streak that dates back to 2004.
The Lexington Boy's basketball team has had considerable success throughout its history including 2 AAAA state championships (1996, 2000), and has lost in the state title game a number of times, most recently in 2010 and 2012.
Lexington Football won back to back to back state championships 1948-1950 and has been competitive but unable to win a fourth title since. In 2000, Lexington, led by Demetris Summers let a substantial lead slip away in the second half of the state title game in a loss to Dorman. The head coach at the time was Jimmy Satterfield. In 2010, Lexington hired Scott Earley  in hopes of turning the program into a championship winning one, Earley went 10-4 in his first season. In Earley's second season, the team would go onto an undefeated regular season record of 11-0, only to lose in the first round of the state playoffs. The team was led by Mr. Football in South Carolina for the season, Shaq Roland, and also put a number of players in college. In 2013, the Wildcats would claim a record of 9-2, with a 50-0 romping of their rival White Knoll the final game of the season. White Knoll has only ever beat Lexington twice in its 14 year history.
Lexington Wrestling has proved very successful over the past years, led by Derek Strobel, the Wildcats have had multiple state champions over the years, and finally won the first State
Championship Team Dual title in 2013.
Lexington High has an JROTC program started in 1987. It is currently directed by Colonel Patrick Halloran, USAF (ret.)
The marching band is the only band in South Carolina to be a 5A finalist every year since the class began in 1988. The band was the state champion 5 times and made a 'second place streak' from 1997-2001 during which time the program made its debut into the Bands of America circuit. In 1998, the band placed second behind national champion Lassiter High School from Marietta, GA at the BOA Southeastern regional in Johnson City, TN. The band was a finalist in Johnson City and Atlanta 6 times. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Jerry Gatch and Dr. David O'Shields.
The band program is made up of over 200 students in the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Techniques, and Jazz Band. The Wind Ensemble has performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, and has been named the National Grand Champions at the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational.
The following middle schools feed into Lexington High School:
- Lexington Middle School
- Pleasant Hill Middle School
The following elementary schools feed into Lexington High School:
via Lexington Middle School:
- Lexington Elementary School
- Oak Grove Elementary School
- Midway Elementary School
- New Providence Elementary School
- Meadow Glen Elementary School
via Pleasant Hill Middle School:
- Lake Murray Elementary School
- Pleasant Hill Elementary School
- Rocky Creek Elementary School
Lexington High School split in 2000 and White Knoll High School was built south of the Town of Lexington between the areas known as Red Bank and Edmund. A rivalry has formed with teams competing annually in at least 14 sports. Lexington's principal rivalry is nearby Irmo High School.
In the fall of 2013 Lexington High School will split again. The new school, River Bluff High School, is located in northeast Lexington serving the Town of Lexington, Oak Grove, and parts of Lake Murray. It will have classroom space for 2,000 students, a competition gymnasium and mini-gymnasium, auditorium and a stadium.
- Nick Ciuffo, baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays
- DT Cromer, former baseball player for both the Oakland A's and Cincinnati Reds
- Brett Jodie, former baseball player for the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres
- Lacie Lybrand, Miss South Carolina USA 2006
- Floyd Spence, former US congressman
- Demetris Summers, football player
- Caitlin Upton, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007
- Steve MacDougall, Mayor of Lexington, SC 
During the fall of the 2011-2012 school year, Lexington High School began issuing Apple iPads to students as a way to give students access to the most current information available through the Internet. The iPads were purchased as part of the voter-approved 2008 bond referendum. This referendum included $15 million to expand and upgrade existing technology in all schools within the district. 
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