Lexington City Public Schools


The Lexington City Public Schools district is home to two exceptional schools, Harrington Waddell Elementary and Lylburn Downing Middle, which consistently rank among the top schools in Virginia. Both schools have earned 5-star ratings from SchoolDigger, indicating their commitment to providing a high-quality education to their students.

Harrington Waddell Elementary and Lylburn Downing Middle excel academically, with students consistently outperforming the Lexington City Public Schools district and the state of Virginia on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. Harrington Waddell Elementary boasts impressive proficiency rates, with up to 94% of students scoring proficient or better in math, reading, and science. Lylburn Downing Middle's performance is equally remarkable, with 100% proficiency in 8th grade Algebra I.

The schools' success can be attributed to their well-resourced environments, with Lylburn Downing Middle spending $10,345 per student and maintaining a low student-teacher ratio of 10.5 to 1. Additionally, both schools serve relatively affluent student populations, with free and reduced lunch rates below 32%, which may contribute to their strong academic performance. While the schools' racial makeup is predominantly white, the Lexington City Public Schools district may consider ways to promote greater diversity and inclusion within its schools.

District Detail

 300 Diamond St
Lexington, VA 24450-1937

 (540) 463-7146

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 131 Virginia districts

See the 2023 Virginia District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 485

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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