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  1. Academics
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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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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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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.

Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
1,481 responses
Average ACT
25
617 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
17,409
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,860
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,683/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
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Median Household Income
$63,713
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,149
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,900
National
$184,700

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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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.