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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 is a highly rated, public school district located in Irmo, SC. It has 16,937 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About Lexington-Richland School District No. 5...
Address
1020 Dutch Fork Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Telephone
(803) 476-8000

Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
913 responses
Average ACT
26
420 responses

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,937
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,672
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$288,741,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,172/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Reviews

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LexRich 5 offers a lot of educational opportunity, because they make sure to provide every student with the same advantages regardless of race, economic status, etc. For the most part, the staff are pretty good, except there are a few teachers there that tend to disregard the student need and make academic achievement more complicated then necessarily. Student involvement in clubs and athletics is a very prominent aspect of student culture. Everybody tends to find their niche whether that's academics, arts, or athleticism. Regardless of cliques, everybody joins together for football games and pep rallies, providing a large sense of unity and school pride. However, the cleanliness and maintenance of the school sometimes shows its age. There is often a bug problem with roaches, and certain things within the schools are broken and left unrepaired, like bathroom utilities like hand dryers, locks on doors. The food is questionable sometimes.
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We have been living in this school district for many years. Before we first moved here I had searched the Columbia area schools for where we should live, so that we would be well-situated when our kids started school (at the time we had a toddler and a baby). We chose Lexington-Richland Five, but more specifically an area zoned for Dutch Fork High School because of it's excellent reputation. We have not been disappointed. My oldest is getting ready to graduate from Dutch Fork High school and we couldn't be happier with the school and the programs. Especially the music program. The band program is top-rated and I'm so glad our kids have participated and benefited from such an exceptional program and school.
Overall my experience with Lexington-Richland School District 5 was enjoyable. School District 5 provides a plethora of resources and the academics of District 5 really prepare you for higher education. The administration and facilities at District 5 are truly top notch. I felt truly safe and comfortable at the schools within District 5 and I also loved how diverse the District is, it truly reflects the outside world and students within the District are taught compassion and respect at an early age. I am truly impressed with Lexington-Richland School District 5. However I would like to see improvements with school lunch and some of the teachers. Nevertheless, my experience with Lexington-Richland School District 5 has been an wonderful and joyous venture.