Lexington High School (South Carolina)
|Lexington High School|
2463 Augusta Highway|
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
|Motto||Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve|
|School district||Lexington School District 1|
|Superintendent||Dr. Greg Little|
|Enrollment||1,729 (Fall 2014)|
|Fight song||Notre Dame Victory March|
|Athletics conference||Region V AAAAA|
|Rival||River Bluff High School|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average SAT scores||1082 (2015)|
|Average ACT scores||21.4 (2015)|
|Feeder schools||Pleasant Hill Middle School, Lexington Middle School|
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 only school in South Carolina to be twice selected as the Carolina First Palmetto's Finest and the first to be named a Unified School. It is an International Baccalaureate World School.
The marching band was the state champion 5 times.
The band program is made up of over 120 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 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 athletic rivalry, however, is nearby Irmo High School.
In the Fall of 2013, Lexington High School 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.
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.
- 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
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