Sixteen students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. These academically talented high school students from School District Five are represented in the nationwide pool of semifinalists which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. School District FiveContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has released school, district, and state report cards reflective of the 2020-2021 school year. The 2021 report cards include results from state assessments administered in Spring 2021, the first administration of state assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The state assessment results reflected onContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard Make an impact with your time In August, we introduced the idea that our schools need you. Like democracy, education is a participatory exercise and each of us has a role to play in our local school system. The idea of time, talent, treasure, and voice willContinue Reading

 Irmo Middle School seventh-grader, Lucy Pruitt, has won second place in the 2020-2021 National Career Development Association Poetry & Art contest.”I’m surprised I won 2nd place in the national competition and 3rd place in the state, but I’m also proud and excited,” Pruitt said. “Our art assignment was to draw a poster ofContinue Reading

The data reflects staff and student cases that have been reported to the district. Whenever there are positive cases in schools, the district will notify individuals that need to be notified per South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) guidelines. The dashboard is updated every morning and reflectsContinue Reading

Three Lexington-Richland School District Five students have been recognized by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) for scoring at the Advanced-Proficient level, which is the highest scoring tier possible on the Advanced Career (AC) exams. Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) students Gavin McLaurin, Jeremy Pieters and Arabella WaltersContinue Reading

In response to the ordinance passed August 16, 2021 by Richland County Council mandating the wearing of face masks by students, staff and visitors in public and private schools, School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties made the following statement: School District Five is comprised of two counties, RichlandContinue Reading

School Board Trustees Jan Hammond and Catherine Huddle have announced their support for Haley Griggs in the special election for the Richland side of Lexington-Richland School District Five. In her endorsement, Hammond said, “Haley Griggs has the kind of fresh perspective we need in members of the school board. IContinue Reading

Local businessman and community volunteer Jeff Herring has filed as a candidate in the Oct. 12 special election for the Lexington-Richland District 5 school board. Herring – a graduate of District 5 schools and the father of a Spring Hill High senior — is running for an open Richland CountyContinue Reading

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman has announced the hiring of Dr. Christina Melton, a former teacher, principal, and district superintendent, as the South Carolina Department of Education’s (SCDE) Director of Assessment. “Dr. Melton is a dynamic leader whose passion for students’ academic success is unrivaled,” said Superintendent Spearman. “ItContinue Reading