(L to R) Lacee B. - Soccer at Bowling Green State University, Natalie B. - Volleyball at West Virginia State University, Audra K. - Volleyball at Malone University. These three outstanding senior Lady Lex student athletes recently signed athletic letters of ...

Western third graders have been working hard this past grading period studying rocks, minerals and soil. In addition, they have been talking about and learning what it takes to be kind, treat others as they would like to be treated and how to spread kindness. One project ...

November 13th was National Kindness Day. Pictured are some Western first graders celebrating Kindness Day by learning about being the “I” in Kindness.

Eastern 6th grade students celebrated Kindness Day by writing to each other and sharing lists of positive adjectives that describe them and examples of kind acts they’ve done for others. Nothing better than recognizing each other for the kind and thoughtful persons they ...

The AP Government and Youth in Government students had the opportunity to meet and listen to a lecture by Lieutenant Governor John Husted at the Ashland University Ashbrook Center.

Lex 8th grade science students were given a performance project to complete their physics unit. The task was to build a working gum ball machine that had one interactive part and a loop or ramp system. They were also required to describe and explain their engineering ...

The Lexington Girls’ Cross Country Team is the 2019 State Champions! In the past 10 years our Girls’ Cross Country program has 4 State Runners Up trophies and 4 State Championships. The 4 State Championships are within the past 5 years. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! The ...

The LJHS Girls’ Cross Country team earned a 1st Place victory at the OHSAA 7th & 8th Grade State Invitational to close out an amazing season after claiming an OCC Championship the previous weekend! The TRADITION CONTINUES...

The Lexington High School Varsity Academic Challenge Team won first place in the recent MOESC Varsity Academic Challenge competition. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VARSITY CHAMPIONS! (L-R): Maggie S., Gavin D., Anshul S. and Katrina S.

The Lexington High School JV Academic Challenge team won first place in the recent MOESC JV Academic Challenge competition. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JV CHAMPIONS! (L-R): Jennifer C., Seth W., Rachel M., Melina S., and Thomas S.

Congratulations to Lexington Golfers Amanda R. - 6th Place at the State Tournament and Trevor D. - State Qualifier

Congratulations Band of Gold on another outstanding Marching Band season! Good Luck at the State Marching Band competition Saturday, November 2nd! The TRADITION CONTINUES!

Congratulations to the Girls’ Cross Country Team - Regional Champions! Good Luck at the State Cross Country meet Saturday, November 2nd! The TRADITION CONTINUES…

Congratulations to the Boys’ Cross Country team - Regional Runners’ Up! Good Luck at the State Cross Country meet Saturday, November 2nd! The TRADITION CONTINUES…

Thursday, October 25th, 2019 was Mrs. Edwina Brownell Day for the Lexington School District. Edwina is a long time Lex elementary teacher, who has been a true “cancer warrior” for the past 3-4 years. What Mrs. Brownell has endured over the past 3-4 years is beyond ...

Western Elementary Kindergarten students visit the Little Buckeye Museum and the Carousel.

Congratulations Lexington Girls’ Cross Country team on your District Championship! Our 7 runners finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th, 14th and 15th. That was a dominating team performance!

Congratulations to Griffin R. for designing a ramp stand for 8th grade physics classes. The class was challenged to design a stand to support a ramp at various heights.

AP Biology students are conducting research at Clear Fork Reservoir while learning about water quality. Students measure nutrients in the reservoir to understand the connection between nutrient availability and the creation of algal blooms. Algal blooms can reduce water ...

First graders enjoying lunch time reading with Mr. Ben as he reads "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Bat." Mr. Ben is the day custodian at Central.

Congratulations to the 2019 Lexington High School Homecoming Queen Gabby S. and the Homecoming Court. Left to Right: Sara M. and Benton D., Lexi M. and Dylan S., Gabby S. (Queen) and Mauricio P., Tessa G and Kayden B., and Skylar B. and Aiden M.

Central Elementary's 4th Grade Leadership Team prepared and served 100 meals in downtown Mansfield recently. The non-profit organization People Helping People of North Central Ohio Inc. organizes volunteers to provide and serve meals 365 days a year to those needing extra ...

Congratulations Patrick S., current first grader at Western Elementary, winner of the nationwide Book It! contest sponsored by Pizza Hut. Patrick read more than 8 books each month of the last school year despite only being in Kindergarten. For his efforts, Patrick was ...

Congratulations Gracie P., the 2019 OCC Girls’ Tennis Most Valuable Player! Gracie only lost one game in 16 sets of OCC play this year to earn MVP honors.

Lexington Golfer Lainey K. defied astronomical odds scoring a Hole-In-One on a Par 4 in a recent NCOGG Tournament at Brookside Golf Course. Congratulations Lainey!

Each year more than 1.5 million high school students take the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) for National Scholar Recognition. This year Dan A., Olivia T., Sarah M., and Maskin S. were among the top 50,000 scorers of those 1.5 million ...

Eastern 6th grade students participating in the annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day Long Division Hunt! The groups of students are on a long division scavenger (5 digits divided by 2 digits) hunt. What a fun way to learn this 6th grade math standard.

Members of our Eastern Run Club participated in the Wynford Elementary Cross Country meet over the weekend. Our boys team took first place out of 9 teams. Congratulations Eastern Run Club!

Lexington High School 2019 Homecoming Court as voted on by the student body. The 2019 Homecoming Queen will be crowned on Friday, October 4th during the Homecoming Assembly and honored during that evening’s football game. (Front Left-Right): Sara M.; Skylar B.; ...

Lex Junior High 7th graders recently visited Kokosing Construction where they learned about the wide variety of career opportunities in the construction industry. They also saw the inner workings of one of the World's largest construction companies!

Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Western Kindness Rocks
Western Kindness Rocks
National Kindness Day
National Kindness Day
National Kindness Day
National Kindness Day
Lt. Gov. John Husted Speaks at AU
Lt. Gov. John Husted Speaks at AU
8th Grade Physics Gumball Machine Project
8th Grade Physics Gumball Machine Project
Girls Cross Country Team Wins State
Girls Cross Country Team Wins State
Lexington Junior High Cross Country Team
Lexington Junior High Cross Country Team
HS Varsity Academic Challenge Team
HS Varsity Academic Challenge Team
HS JV Academic Challenge Team
HS JV Academic Challenge Team
Lex Golfers - State Tournament
Lex Golfers - State Tournament
Lexington Band of Gold
Lexington Band of Gold
Girls Cross Country Team Regional Champions
Girls Cross Country Team Regional Champions
Boys Cross Country Team Regional Runners Up
Boys Cross Country Team Regional Runners Up
Mrs Edwina Brownell Day
Mrs Edwina Brownell Day
Western Field Trip
Western Field Trip
Girls Cross Country District Champions
Girls Cross Country District Champions
Griffin R. Designs Ramp Stand
Griffin R. Designs Ramp Stand
AP Bio Learns About Water Quality
AP Bio Learns About Water Quality
Mr Ben Reading to First Graders
Mr Ben Reading to First Graders
2019 High School Homecoming Queen
2019 High School Homecoming Queen
Central 4th Grade Leaders Serving Lunch
Central 4th Grade Leaders Serving Lunch
Western First Grader Wins National Book It! Contest
Western First Grader Wins National Book It! Contest
Gracie P OCC Girls' Tennis MVP
Gracie P OCC Girls' Tennis MVP
Lainey K Hole In One
Lainey K Hole In One
2020 National Merit Commended Scholars
2020 National Merit Commended Scholars
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Eastern Running Club
Eastern Running Club
2019 LHS Homecoming Court
2019 LHS Homecoming Court
7th Graders Visited Kokosing Construction
7th Graders Visited Kokosing Construction

THANK YOU!

Our most sincere THANK YOU to our school district community for their support!

The support of our staff, our parents and our community is unmatched.

The passing of our new facilities bond issue is a huge win for the students and families our district will serve for generations to come, the teachers and support staff who will be serving those students and families for generations to come and our community, as a whole.

We have so much for which to be thankful!

We are...
…Big Lex!

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Please be reminded that the quickest way to receive information regarding a delay or cancellation is to register for the Lexington Schools’ Alert system, for which there is a link on the Lexington main webpage or register for the WMFD Alert system by following the links on the WMFD website.

Our regular routine is day custodians and maintenance personnel begin work at 6:00am. Our bus drivers begin arriving around 6:00am also. The first buses leave the Transportation Department at 6:15am.

When we have inclement weather overnight, in the early morning or being forecast for early morning, Robin Boggs, our Transportation Supervisor; Jeremy Secrist, Asst. Superintendent and I will drive various areas within our district to assess the road conditions. Often the roads which cause us the most concerns are the back/side roads and areas that historically are not plowed/treated early in the morning.

Our first decision regarding cancellation or delay needs to be made by 6:00am, at the latest. Robin, Jeremy and I will be in communication regarding the road conditions from 5:15am until the decision is made. We want to make the decision to delay or cancel as early as is possible (between 5:30-5:45 is our goal).

If we decide on a two hour delay, we will need to determine if we will continue on the delay or cancel by 8:00am, at the latest. Robin, Jeremy and I will be driving our areas of the district again, prior to discussing the conditions at 7:15am until we decide what we need to do (between 7:30-7:45 is our goal).

When we make a decision to delay or cancel, we will send a text alert, notify the area media and post the decision on our website and Facebook page.

Our decisions are made based on the road conditions in our district. The safety of everyone coming to our buildings (students riding our buses, students/staff driving to school and parents bringing children to school) is our only priority.

Mike Ziegelhofer

6th Grade Intervention Specialist

Long-term substitute needed beginning January 6th, 2020 until the end of the school year. If you are interested and have the appropriate Ohio teaching license, please contact Buddy Miller, Eastern Elementary Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High School Math Mentor

Academic Mentor needed at the High School. Qualified candidate will prepare students for the end-of-course exam in math that will be administered in December. A strong foundation in Algebra I and Geometry preferred as well as a college degree. The candidate will work five days per week tutoring students in small groups from November 4th-December 6th, 2019. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to Kevin Young, High School Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-884-1111.

High School Spanish

Long-term substitute position needed beginning January 13th, 2020 until the end of the school year. If you are interested and have the appropriate Ohio teaching license, please contact Kevin Young, High School Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Substitute Custodians

Lexington Local Schools has a need for Substitute Custodians. Custodian hours - Varied shifts, 8 hours per day. Must demonstrate aptitude and competence for assigned responsibilities. Complete classified application form found on website: www.lexington.k12.oh.us Send application to Jeremy Secrist, Assistant Superintendent 103 Clever Lane Lexington, OH 44904 or e-mail completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/26/lexington-school-district-residents-pay-millions-dollars-less-bond-issue/1572881001/

Being able to sell the bonds to generate our local share (47%) of our new facilities project on June 26, 2019 in less than 90 minutes AND reduce our interest rate from 5.25% to 3.01% AND reduce the length of our district’s “mortgage” from 37 years to 30 years  AND reduce the average millage rate over those 30 years from 8.6 to 5.53 AND in doing all that save the residents of our school district nearly $28 million dollars in interest over the 30 years was quite a day!

WE have so much for which to be thankful! We are blessed with great kids, great families, a great staff and a great/tremendously supportive community! I cannot imagine a school district/community more deserving of the way this bond sale went than ours! - MZ

Best advice is if you approach, from either direction, a school bus stopped on or along the road, for any reason, with or without its lights flashing STOP.

We must all do our part of keep our precious children safe on their way to and from school each day. No one should be in such a hurry to jeopardize children's safety.

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Congratulations Central Elementary students, teachers, staff, principal and parents for being recognized as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2018 by U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Also, congratulations to Mansfield City's Spanish Immersion School and Mt. Vernon's Twin Oak Elementary School for their recognition.

Only 300 Public and 49 Private school buildings being recognized this year.
Only 13 Public and 3 Private school buildings being recognized in Ohio this year.
 
U.S. Secretary of Education (USDOE) Betsy DeVos Monday recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
A total of 16 Ohio schools are among those being recognized.
"I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. "We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs."
The department went on to note the National Blue Ribbon Schools award "affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content."
Now in its 36th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized on more than 8,800 schools. An awards ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 7-8, celebrating the 300 public and 49 private school honorees.
All schools are honored in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
- Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
- Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school's student groups and all students over the past five years.
Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by The Council for American Private Education (CAPE).
Ohio's Blue Ribbon Schools include the following:
- Bath Elementary School, Revere Local School District
- Bluffton Elementary School, Bluffton Exempted Village Schools
- Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School, Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District
- Central Elementary School, Lexington Local School District
- Hazel Harvey Elementary School, Chippewa Local School District
- Indian Riffle Elementary School, Kettering City Schools
- John Foster Dulles Elementary School, Oak Hills Local School District
- Mansfield Spanish Immersion School, Mansfield City Schools
- Maplewood Elementary School, Maplewood Local School District
- Mariemont Elementary School, Mariemont City Schools
- Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (non-public), Archdiocese of Cincinnati
- Nortre Dame-Cathedral Latin School (non-public), Diocese of Cleveland
- Oakwood Elementary School, Paulding Exempted Village School District
- Saint Andrew-Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (non-public), Archdiocese of Cincinnati
- Stadium Drive Elementary School, Boardman Local School District
- Twin Oak Elementary School, Mount Vernon City School District

Click Here for the letter from Aba Kumi, Director of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

K12Alerts

Lexington Schools has updated to a new text and email alert service. The K12Alerts Portal link to sign up/make changes can be found under "Parents & Students" and clicking on "Text and Email Alerts" or by clicking here. If you were previously signed up for district-wide messages, you will still receive those alerts as usual. If you only wish to receive district-wide alerts, you do not need to do anything. If you wish to receive individual school specific alerts as well, those will need to be signed up for again. For existing users, enter your phone number or email address as the username and a password of changeme by default. After signing in, you can change your contact information as well as change the password to one of your choice. Click the "Click here to continue" button at the bottom of the contact information page and select the schools you wish to receive alerts from on the following page. Click "Add" and then "Click to continue" to confirm your selections.

Text and Email Messaging can be used for a variety of reasons such as:
Snow day notifications, school closings or delays
Emergency alerts (school lockdowns)
Alerting parents for delayed school buses
Alerting parents for local dangers

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"The Lexington Local Schools, through a partnership with our children's families and our community, will provide the BEST possible curricular and co-curricular opportunities to challenge all students to reach their highest potential, to enjoy learning and to make positive contributions within their homes and communities."

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