LMS Boxtops and Labels contest winners

Pershing fifth graders on the last day of school

Grab & Go Breakfast at Pershing

LPS Retirees

Graduation-photo by Jose Romero

Graduation-photo by Jose Romero

Mrs. Rikli & Mrs. Doty honored with a retirement gathering

Mrs. Otto & Mrs. Strickland's Retirement Reception

Muriel Shay teaching the 2nd graders to make pancakes from scratch

Mrs. Cindy's friends at the campfire at ELA

ELA students at Baby Animal Day

Miss Manny 2015

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."

summermealsSummer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Lexington Public Schools provides free meals to children during the summer.

This summer, meals will be served at:

High School, 705 W 13th
June 1 - June 25, Monday - Thursday
Breakfast   7:45am - 8:30am
Lunch   11:15am - 12:30pm

Middle School, 1100 N Washington
June 1 - June 25, Monday - Thursday
Breakfast   8:00am - 8:30am
Lunch   12:15pm - 12:45pm

Bryan Elementary School, 1003 N Harrison
June 1 - June 26, Monday - Friday
Breakfast   7:45am - 8:30am
Lunch   12:00pm - 1:00pm

Early Learning Academy, 1503 Plum Creek Parkway
June 1 - June 26, Monday - Friday
Breakfast   7:45am - 8:30am
Lunch   11:15am - 12:45pm

There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For more information, contact Keri Fagot 308-324-1203.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Lexington Public Schools to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer.

  1. Anyone ages 1-18 may eat at no cost
  2. Adult breakfast $2.25, Adult Lunch $3.75
  3. Non-paying adults must wait outside the cafeteria
  4. No seconds
  5. Cannot share food
  6. Food may not leave the cafeteria
  7. Keep area clean- throw away all trash
  8. Must wear shirt and shoes

2015-16 School Year Calendar

On April 13, 2015, the school board revised the 2015-16 school year calendar.  Click on the image below to download a printable copy of the calendar. Translated versions of this calendar can be found on the School Year Calendar page.


AYP

November 24, 2014

Dear Parents,

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that all states create high academic standards for the core areas of reading, writing and math. The goal of NCLB is for 100% of our students to meet these standards by 2014. The measure of annual progress toward these standards is called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP is based primarily on the results of the Nebraska state assessments given to students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11. Schools must meet the state’s academic proficiency benchmarks as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance/dropout rate to make AYP.

In addition to measuring each building, NCLB also requires the Nebraska Department of Education to annually review the progress of each school district. Based on Nebraska state testing results, the Lexington Public School District was identified by the NDE as a district in need of improvement for the 2014-15 school year. A district is identified for improvement if it meets this criterion:

  • Does not make AYP in all grade spans within the district-elementary (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school---for two consecutive years in either content area of math or reading, considering all eligible student subgroups.

To be removed from the district improvement status, the district must meet the grade span achievement standards for two consecutive years.

Lexington Public Schools is dedicated to providing all students with a quality education that prepares them to be career and college ready. Evidence of our commitment to education is shown in the academic growth for both reading and mathematics as documented on the 2013-14 assessment results. Lexington Public Schools improved the percent of students proficient in 6 or the 7 tested grades in both reading and math. If you would like to compare achievement scores in the district to others across the state, you may access the information on the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) State of the Schools Report at http://reportcard.education.ne.gov.

As a Title 1 district identified in need of improvement, Lexington Public Schools is required to communicate the district improvement plan strategies specifically addressing the teaching and learning needs of low-achieving students. The goals and strategies identified in the plan intentionally focus on optimizing instruction for all learners using researched based practices with on-going professional learning for staff.

You are encouraged to contact the district office for further information on any of these requirements and to find out how you can become involved in school improvement efforts. An important part of this effort involves parental involvement and support. Parents/guardians and students can monitor progress by accessing PowerSchool. Participating in parent/teacher conferences, attending family nights and providing “at home” strategies to support reading and math learning are also key to supporting the home/school partnership.

We will continue to communicate with you throughout the year regarding the school improvement efforts underway and hope you will join us in supporting our students and teachers as we work toward reaching our goals for next year.

Sincerely,

John Hakonson
Superintendent, Lexington Public Schools


Supplemental Educational Services

Lexington Public Schools must make Supplemental Educational Services (SES) available for eligible students attending Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring.

Eligible students are all students from low-income families (free and reduced) who attend Title I schools that are in their second year of school improvement, in corrective action, or in restructuring.

SES Provider List 2014-15

More information concerning SES and Title 1 can be found on the Nebraska Department of Education's website.

School Year # of students eligible # of participants Buildings included
2007-08 0 0
2008-09 0 0
2009-10 0 0
2010-11 0 0
2011-12 0 0
2012-13 839 0 Morton, MS
2013-14 1048 26 Morton, Pershing, MS
2014-15 1315 Morton, Pershing, Sandoz, MS

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