District Five graduation rate one of highest in the state

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s graduation rate remains one of the highest in the state, according to a new report from the South Carolina Department of Education.

The new data shows the graduation rate for School District Five was 90.7 percent, that number is up from 88.4 percent in 2019. School District Five’s graduation rate was also above the state graduation rate of 82.1 percent.

“Our district will continue to strive to create a school system that is engaging and relevant for all students – a system where every student wants to stay in school and graduate,” School District Five Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton said.

Graduation rates are documented each year in the South Carolina Department of Education’s annual school report cards, which were released last week.