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Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 is a top rated, public school district located in Irmo, SC. It has 17,409 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
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Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Reviews
My child has been in the school district 2 years and attended 2 schools. 1st year was 4K, based on our school zone. Academically, it left a lot to be desired. Teacher-wise, was average. PTO and SIC was fantastic! Administration was very good. 2nd year was 5K Montessori Magnet. Overall it left a lot to be desired, because it was the 1st year the magnet program was offered. Academically, it was slightly above average, but I have heard their plans to improve it and it seems promising. Teacher-wise, it left a lot to be desired. They struggled to provide teachers who were educated/experienced on teaching the Montessori method. PTO and SIC was virtually non-existing which had a direct negative impact on parent involvement. Administration also has a lot of room for improvement, but they are making an effort. The school district, as a whole, has very good resources. The individual schools just need to have solid PTO and SIC to ensure the resources are deliverable and used in their schools.
Yes, it is an academically challenging district, but teachers are there for their students. Teachers and counselors are there to help guide students in the direction that is best for them!
Lex-Rich 5 by far had the student's education in mind throughout my 9 years in the school system there. From teacher/parent relations to support systems within the school. As a recent alumnus, I can whole heartily say the most beneficial and applicable system that district 5 offered was the CATE center and what it had to offer. Not only was there a wide range of classes that students could choose based on a wide variety of career fields, but the CATE center also provided pathways for students to dive way deeper than most high schools do into the interests of their students. I know for myself and most of my peers, the CATE center firmed up my career choice well before I graduated high school. In my opinion, this is what all districts around the country should be focused on.