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Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 is a highly rated, public school district located in Irmo, SC. It has 17,089 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
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1020 Dutch Fork Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 476-8000

Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Rankings

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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1,075 responses
Average ACT
470 responses


Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year


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Expenses Per Student
$14,537/ student
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Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Reviews

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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.
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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.
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.