Lexington School District Three shows significant growth on 2020 report card
Batesburg-Leesville, SC - On Friday, October 30th, the South Carolina Department of Education publicly released the 2020 South Carolina Report Cards that are reflective of the 2019-2020 school year. These school and district Report Cards are posted on the South Carolina Department of Education’s (SCDE's) website annually and provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement and much more.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Report Cards do not contain summative ratings, state assessment data, growth measures, or changes to the CSI or TSI school lists. They do, however, contain school, district, and state graduation rates, performance on the ACT and SAT, financial data, and other important information, much of which reflects growth in Lexington County School District Three.
These areas of improvement are noted below:
● Lexington County School District Three seniors outscored the state average for public school seniors on the ACT. Average ACT Score by Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 SC Public 18.4 18.0 18.6 18.1 Lexington School District 3 17.1 15.8 16.6 19.2
● The Graduation Rate in Lexington County School District Three (89.1%) is seven percentage points higher than the South Carolina average (82.1%).
● Lexington County School District Three students increased the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher on AP exams in 2020 from 2019 (45% from 42%).
● The percentage of Kindergartners demonstrating readiness to learn in Lexington County School District Three is nearly 5 percentage points higher than the state average (44% compared to 39.2%).
To view Lexington County School District Three’s full report card, you can visit the SC Department of Education’s website (https://ed.sc.gov/)