Lexington High School (South Carolina)

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Lexington High School
Lexington High School SC.jpg
Address
2463 Augusta Highway
Lexington, South Carolina 29072
United States
Coordinates 33°58′40″N 81°18′30″W / 33.97778°N 81.30833°W / 33.97778; -81.30833Coordinates: 33°58′40″N 81°18′30″W / 33.97778°N 81.30833°W / 33.97778; -81.30833
Information
Type Public
Motto Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve
Established 1912
School district Lexington School District 1
Superintendent Dr. Greg Little
CEEB code 411290
Principal Melissa Rawl
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,729 (Fall 2014)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)      Royal Blue
     Gold
Fight song Notre Dame Victory March
Athletics conference Region V AAAAA
Nickname Wildcats
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
Website
[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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.

Athletics[edit]

Lexington's sports teams compete as the Wildcats in Class AAAAA of the SCHSL. Lexington maintains rivalries with nearby River Bluff High School, White Knoll High School and Irmo High School.

State Championships[edit]

(In class AAAA unless noted)

  • Baseball 1954 (A) 1964, 1968, 1969 (AA) 1974, 1981 (AAA) 1992, 1994, 1999, 2013
  • Boys' Basketball 1996, 2000
  • Boys' Cross Country 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Boys' Golf 1991
  • Boys' Tennis 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Boys' Swimming 2010
  • Boys' Track and Field 1971 (AA), 2011
  • Football 1948, 1949, 1950 (A)
  • Girls' Basketball 1977, 1979 (AAA)
  • Girls' Golf 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Softball 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001
  • Girls' Cross Country 2012
  • Cheerleading 2013,2014,2015
  • Wrestling 2013

Activities[edit]

Band[edit]

The marching band was the state champion 5 times.[8]

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.

Feeder Patterns[edit]

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

Splits[edit]

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.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

iPads[edit]

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.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ed.sc.gov/assets/reportCards/2015/high/c/h3201003.pdf
  2. ^ "LHS Profile" (PDF). Lexington High School. 2008–2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lexington High School (South Carolina)
  4. ^ "LHS - Lexington High School". Angel.lexington1.net. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Lexington,High School,Lexington County, South Carolina". Psk12.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Lexington High School Profile". 
  7. ^ "Lexington School District One - About Us". Lexington1.net. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  8. ^ "SC Band Link". Bandlink.org. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  9. ^ "Lexington 1 Rezoning". 
  10. ^ Dearing, Chris. "Nick Ciuffo must decide between big bucks from MLB or playing for the Gamecocks | High School Sports". The State. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  11. ^ "Personal Mobile Computing Initiative". Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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