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Welcome to Lexington High School

Lexington High School offers a vigorous ensemble of academic and extra-curricular opportunities for students in a technology-rich learning environment.  Recognized as an AdvancED Accredited School since 1914 and most recently Cognia, LHS is one of the most culturally diverse schools in the state, having had more than 40 countries represented at LHS and students speaking more than 30 languages.  More than 25% of our students are identified as English Learners and first-generation immigrants/refugees.


Graduation is a top priority at LHS.  “Destination Graduation” is a schoolwide program that focuses on the academic, social and emotional needs of its students in a safety-first building.  This relationship-driven environment is validated by 95% daily attendance rate and 91% cohort graduation rate averages since 2014.


Our building-wide commitment to integrity, relational leadership and high expectations has created a robust college and career ready culture.  The Foundations of Leadership 9th grade “transition-in” and Passages 12th grade “transition-out” programs support numerous educational opportunities that includes: 16 dual credit offerings, rigorous honors courses, core-area SPED and ELL supported classes. A 90-minute block career and technical education courses, and school to community internships.  Other offerings include after-school tutoring for all students, and assigned academic team coaches who guide before/after school learning sessions for all athletic teams.  


Be Ready!


Syllabi for each teacher and other useful class documents.


A vast library of scholarships and when they should be submitted.


The LHS Minuteman Monthly newsletter.

Senior Stuff

Monthly informational newsletter for seniors and their parents.

Latest News

Audition Time!

Currently, students are auditioning for their position in each ensemble at the high school.  From jazz band to wind ensemble, students will be placed based

Special Education in Today’s World

Schools today are struggling to meet the needs of all students. Staff shortages, stiffer guidelines, broader ranges of need, and increasing class sizes have made

Awards and Acknowledgements

Lexington High School has recently been nationally recognized through the following awards and acknowledgements:

  • 2016 National NASSP “Breaking Ranks Showcase School”
  • 2016 US News and World Report “America’s Best High Schools”
  • 2017 Center for Secondary School Reform “National Student-Centered Showcase School”
  • 2019 CSSR “National Student-Success Showcase School”
  • 2019 “’XQ Super School Live Project’ & ‘Pop Up Magazine’ National Super School”


TeamMates …Make a DIFFERENCE one child at a time!

We are so fortunate to have the TeamMates Program part of our Lexington High School. One hour…once a week…two lives changed forever!

Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

Each year, the Lexington School District offers career and technical education programs at Lexington High School. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and training services and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers and counselors. The following is a list of programs being offered this year and there is no criteria for admission:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Broadcast/Journalism
  • Business
  • CNA/Health Science
  • Construction
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Welding/Manufacturing


All career and technical education programs follow the district’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

For general information about these programs contact: Audrey Downey, Principal, Lexington High School, 1400 Minuteman Drive, Lexington, NE 68850. 308-324-4691

Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Dr. John Hakonson, Superintendent, Lexington Public Schools, 300 S Washington Street, Lexington, NE 68850. 308-324-4681