Award Year: 2016

Lexington Elementary School

7980 East Walnut Street
Lexington, IN, 47138-8623

(812) 752-8924

Mr. Charles Rose, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Nick South, Current Principal

Title I School

Scott District 2

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Mission

Lexington Elementary School is a learning community where every child learns, grows, and achieves.

Student Demographics
  • White: 99%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Lexington Elementary and playground are the heart of the community.

Lexington Elementary and playground are the heart of the community.

The success of Lexington Elementary's students comes from understanding our rich past and our ability to adapt to the 21st century educational environment. Located in the heart of a historic, rural town, Lexington Elementary has been blessed with strong community support, whose appreciation of Lexington's superior academic tradition has been a source of pride for decades. As the school adapted to one to one technology initiatives, every staff member worked to ensure that instruction was a blend of proven methods that had measured success, integrated with new innovations that fostered learning and exploration. Reading is a prime example of this as established phonics programs have helped students become independent readers for years while technology based Accelerated Reader programs have allowed students' abilities to grow through challenging goals and a tiered award system. Additionally, staff has prioritized collaboration through grade level meetings and RTI sessions to focus on ways to improve the academic, social, and emotional growth of every student. Teachers hold each other accountable by striving to know the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and sharing resources and ideas to foster growth. Title I staff support the goals of the school by using assessment data to structure primary level small-group interventions to close academic gaps early. Despite its success, Lexington Elementary refuses to rest on its laurels. Each year, programs are evaluated for effectiveness, and staff researches ways to gain more from programs that prove to be effective while eliminating programs that fail to demonstrate expected growth.