lexington-richland school district 5
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getting to know lexington-richland 5
Steeped in a tradition of academic excellence, School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties has earned a reputation as one of the top school districts in South Carolina and one of the finest in the nation. Lexington-Richland Five offers an educational program that challenges and stimulates thinking and problem solving and fosters superior achievement. Our educational program focuses on both academic and personal success for all students.
Two elementary school magnet programs are housed at Harbison West Elementary and Leaphart Elementary. Leaphart Engineering Arts Program (LEAP) is a whole-school magnet program for students in grades kindergarten through fifth-grade that uses engineering as a tool that links all subject areas. The Escolares Academy at Harbison West Elementary is a full-day magnet program for academically gifted students in grades two through five. The program gives gifted students the opportunity to learn, grow and develop problem solving skills at the highest level.
Students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized tests including the SAT and ACT. High school seniors are ranked among the highest in the state on High School Exit Exam passing rates. A large variety of Advanced Placement courses are offered in the district.
The average household income ranges from $36,182 to $65,183.
The ethnicity of the district's population is:
- Caucasian - 65%
- African American - 28%
- Hispanic - 2%
- Asian - 3%
- Other - <2%
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