A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    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 over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
465 responses
Average ACT
27
237 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
$60,127
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$288,741,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,569/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%

Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 Reviews

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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.
Review Lexington-Richland School District No. 5
My entire educational experience in my life thus far has been with Lexington-Richland School District NO. 5. First in elementary school, then middle school, and finally high school. I have been able to find many opportunities at my high school with the International Baccalaureate program. If it weren't for this program, I might not have been accepted into college. I am very thankful for the opportunity provided by this school district. The only thing that I would like to see change is for other high schools in the district to also have the international baccalaureate program so other students can also have the same wonderful opportunities that I did.
I am a senior and I have been at Dutch Fork School throughout my high school career. I've been a part of the football team every year, joined many clubs, have had amazing teachers, and many opportunities for success. I believe that our school is the best in the state when it comes to preparing students for college and giving them the tools they need for the next level. I've had many teachers who I felt really cared about us exceeding not only in the class they taught, but at the next level as well. As a student who has minimal free time due to many hours put into extracurricular activities, I still have superb grades because of how well the teachers share their knowledge. I feel confident and as though I am ready for the next level of schooling, and I would not change anything about my high school experience.