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Lexington Public Schools

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300 S Washington
PO Box 890
Lexington, NE 68850

Fax: 308-324-2528
Last Updated: August 20, 2015

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About Lexington Public Schools

Welcome to Lexington Public Schools. Lexington and the Lexington Public Schools are committed to providing quality of life and education to our growing and diverse population. We respect and celebrate the opportunities and are encouraged by the good things that are happening. |

Our mission statement is, "To develop capable and responsible lifelong learners. With the cooperation of family, school and community, we will prepare students for the global challenges and the opportunities of the future."

All students who will be attending school at Lexington Public Schools for the first time, such as in the case of a preschooler, kindergartener or a student who has transferred to Lexington should enroll as soon as possible at the Lexington Public Schools Administration Building located at 300 S. Washington Street in Lexington.

The district has several attendance centers located throughout Lexington and are listed below.

The Early Learning Academy
1501 Plum Creek Parkway, 308-324-1841
Robert Ripp – Director, robert.ripp@lexschools.org

The Lexington Early Learning Academy, a preschool for children age three and four, is a collaborative effort between Lexington Public Schools, the City of Lexington and other community partners. The program is located at the Opportunity Center, which is a former retail store that was renovated to provide space for up to 300 children. The Early Learning Academy provides a play oriented, structured learning environment with academic objectives designed to enhance a child's social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical, and aesthetic development. Language acquisition and literacy are a primary focus of the early childhood program. Curriculum is based upon the Nebraska Department of Education Early Learning Guidelines. Assessment of student outcomes is accomplished through use of an approved model from the NDE Results Matter initiative. The program is designed to equip children with the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

School Hours: Monday - Thursday

AM Session: 7:45 - 11:10am

PM Session: 12:05 - 3:30pm

The elementary schools for grades kindergarten through 5th are:

Bryan Elementary School
1003 N. Harrison, 308-324-3762
Principal Drew Welch, drew.welch@lexschools.org

Bryan Elementary School serves 290 students in Grades K-5 in self-contained classrooms. A balanced curriculum is delivered to all students including High Ability Learners, English Language Learners, and Special Education students. A complete variety of programs and support services are available which include: Dual Language Immersion, Reading Intervention, Speech Therapy, Inclusion, and Counseling. BEST, a positive school climate/behavior plan is building-wide; the focus is on building effective schools together. Teachers and staff work collectively to provide educational opportunities that reflect the needs of every student and support the District's mission statement. Parents may have their child participate in the after school Lexington Academy.

Morton Elementary School
505 South Lincoln, 308-324-3764
Principal Julie Myers, julie.myers@lexschools.org

Morton Elementary School serves 450 students in Grades K-5 in self-contained classrooms. A balanced curriculum is delivered to ALL students including High Ability Learners, English Language Learners, and Special Education students. A complete variety of programs and support services are available which include: Structured English Immersion, speech therapy, Inclusion, HOSTS, and counseling. BIST, a positive school climate/behavior plan is implemented building wide; the focus is on building effective schools together. Teachers and staff work collectively to provide an educational opportunity that reflect the needs of every student and supports the District's mission statement. Parents may have their child participate in the after-school Lexington Academy or after school tutoring programs.

Pershing Elementary School
1104 North Tyler 308-324-3765
Principal Fred Evans, fred.evans@lexschools.org

Pershing Elementary School serves over 300 students in Grades K-5. Small classes, averaging 18 students per room, allow teachers to individualize and target instruction for each child. A balanced curriculum is delivered to ALL students. A variety of programs and support services are available including: Structured English Immersion, speech therapy, inclusion, special education, music, band, piano, guitar, Together for Children, and counseling. Working with parents, we provide educational opportunities that reflect the needs of every student. Parents may have their child participate in after-school programs, Lexington Academy or after school tutoring, to extend learning opportunities. We utilize a Response to Intervention model to identify and monitor children with learning delays and plan interventions to meet their needs. Teachers are involved in Professional Learning Communities to review classroom assessments and plan lessons to improve learning outcomes for our children.

Sandoz Elementary School
1711 North Erie, 308-324-5540
Principal Nikki Edeal, nikki.edeal@lexschools.org

Sandoz Elementary School serves between 250 to 280 students in Grades K-5 in self-contained classrooms. A balanced curriculum is delivered to ALL students including High Ability Learners, English Language Learners, and Special Education students. A complete variety of programs and support services are available which include: Structured English Immersion, Speech Therapy, Resource, Title I, Reading Intervention, Autism, Inclusion, Music , PE, and Counseling. Teachers and staff work collectively to provide an educational opportunity that reflect the needs of every student and supports the District's mission statement. Each K-5 classroom receives a 90 minute daily intervention or acceleration time to enhance literacy skills. Parents may have their child participate in the after-school Lexington Academy or before and after school tutoring programs.

Lexington Middle School
1100 North Washington, 308-324-2349
Principal Scott West, scott.west@lexschools.org

Lexington Middle School consists of Grades 6-8 and in 2012 was honored to be named an Apple Distinguished School for its exemplary program that leverages cutting edge technologies and teaching practices to create a dynamic 21st Century learning environment. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for schools that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership.  Lexington Middle School is one of 56 schools in the United States to be honored.

Lexington Middle School consists of two teams of core teachers in Grades 6, 7, & 8, and the Exploratory Subjects (Art, Music, Industrial Technology, Consumer Science, Health, and Physical Education). Technology is available to students through wireless labs and computer classes and all 7th and 8th graders have their own district issued laptop computer. Approximately 670 students are served by a curriculum delivery service that offers learning experiences for ALL students including High Ability students, English Language Learners, and Special Education Students. Teachers and staff work collectively to provide an educational opportunity that reflect the needs of every student and supports the District’s mission statement. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities in addition to community activities. An after school enrichment program is offered to provide additional help to students.

Lexington High School
705 West 13th, 308-324-4691
Principal Kyle Hoehner, kyle.hoehner@lexschools.org

Lexington High School offers a wide array of both academic and extra-curricular occasions for ALL students as part of the complete educational program. Special educational opportunities for students include an Inclusive Special Education Program, Content-based English Language Learner Instruction, Credit Recovery Opportunities, High Speed Internet Access, Nurse Assistant Class, Reading Classes, Tutoring Program, and Enrichment School. All high school students are provided with a district-issued lap top computer and teachers regularly use technology for instruction. Nearly 800 students are enrolled in the high school and they work cooperatively to serve as role models, mentors, and tutors, throughout the community. Respect for all people, facilities, and programs are clearly evident throughout the school building.

Programs offered at Lexington Public Schools include;

Lexington Academy: After School Services for elementary school students; contacts are:

  • Krista Keim, Bryan Elementary, 324-3762
  • Kylee Kuecker, Morton Elementary, 324-3764
  • Cindy Hendricks, Pershing Elementary, 324-3765
  • Shirley Castaneda, Sandoz Elementary, 324-5540

Dual Language:This is a special program that brings together English and Spanish speaking students in a unique opportunity to learn both languages. Students will be in integrated classrooms. One-half of the students will come from English speaking homes and one-half will come from Spanish speaking homes. Students receive 50% of their instruction in English and 50% in Spanish. Students will develop biliteracy; meaning they will be able to speak, comprehend, read and write in two languages.

Migrant Education: Lexington Public School's Migrant Education Program consists of a group of educators, administrators, community workers, and recruiters that work together to support high-quality educational programs for migrant children.  MEP helps to counteract those interruptions in a child's education caused by the constant mobility of a migrant family while helping the parents adjust to the community to which they have recently moved to.

Special Education services are provided to all students with a verified disability who reside in the Lexington Public School district. These services are provided from birth through the age of 21 or until graduation requirements are met.

Other programs include band, PE, sports and scholastic activity programs.

Lexington Public Schools serves high quality, healthy school breakfasts and lunches every day at a very reasonable price.  Children need healthy meals to learn so we believe your child’s health and nutrition is a top priority. The focus is on fruits, vegetables and whole grains to promote a healthier lifestyle. The students will be encouraged to try new fruits and vegetables. We offer 5 different food items for lunch: fruits, vegetables, grains, meat or meat alternate and dairy. 

Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. If you have questions or need help to apply, please call 308-324-1203.

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