A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
1020 Dutch Fork Road
Irmo, SC 29003
Telephone
(803) 476-8000

Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
509 responses
Average ACT
26
270 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,738
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,672
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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Lexington-Richland School District 5 is a high rated school district that provides numerous, wonderful opportunities for it's students. It's Center for Advanced Technical Studies is a great way to encourage students to become involved in their own fields of interest. The district provides plentiful resources and technology for students to use as well. Each school provides numerous clubs and activities for students to participate in, including an outstanding FIRST Robotics club. Communication with the district office and schools could use improvement. I would personally like to see more attention and promotion of the FIRST Robotics district team since it brings all of the schools together and is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in STEM related fields of study.
Review Lexington-Richland School District No. 5
I've been in this district my entire school career. We tend to have the highest test scores in general classes, and state mandated tests such as PASS and MAP testing. The teachers are very involved in preparing us for our futures, and the guidance counselors are always there to answer ant questions we have, or connect us to someone else who can answer them. There is also a large number of resources available to allow students to focus on their future careers, such as the options for job shadowing, or classes available for all schools at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies.
I attend Dutch Fork High School, a part of the Lexington-Richland 5 School System. The school works to include all different types of students in their various athletic programs and afterschool club choices. As Dutch Fork is the top public school in the state, it is a wonderful school to attend and although the academics prove to be difficult, the teachers are great and truly work to make sure students understand the curriculum. The district has worked to provide for our schools needs and worked to make sure the students are pleased in their surroundings. Personally I believe the only major thing the district should work to improve is the sanitation and appearance of the schools. Although they are fairly nice facilities, the buildings could use some work to help bring positivity some students lack.