Lexington City Schools is located in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Our city offers a unique blend of rural and urban life. With local attractions ranging from world-renowned artist galleries to Nextel Cup racing, we think there is something for all to enjoy.
Lexington City Schools is located in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Our city offers a unique blend of rural and urban life. With local attractions ranging from world-renowned artist galleries to Nextel Cup racing, we think there is something for all to enjoy. Lexington is located within an easy 30-minute commute from the Triad cities of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point as well as the Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI). In addition, we are only an hour's drive on Interstate 85 from Charlotte and Research Triangle Park near Raleigh.
We are a small school district, composed of seven schools, including three elementary schools serving students in grades 1-5, one middle school for grades 6-8 and a high school serving students in grade 9-12. We have an early childhood school that serves all of our Pre-K and Kindergarten students, and a developmental center serving students from ages 3-21 with significant developmental needs. Being a small district, we are close-knit and extremely responsive and supportive of our staff and faculty members. We are implementing Opportunity Culture protocols, which provides significant teacher peer support and leadership to teachers on our OC teams. We provide significant classroom technology and on-going support with technology tools to support instruction.
We pay all teachers a local supplement equal to 8.5 percent of the annual state salary. We also offer performance bonuses equal to 1.5 percent of annual state salary to teachers who meet performance evaluation, student growth and personal attendance expectations. We also offer a $4,000 signing/retention bonus to all newly hired, licensed Exceptional Children teachers.
Lexington City Schools provides strong systems of support for our beginning teachers. Our Beginning Teacher Support Program provides on-going, differentiated professional development designed to help you be successful in your classroom. In addition to an assigned mentor teacher, new teachers also receive support from veteran “buddy” teachers. We also offer three days of paid staff development prior to the start of the school year to ensure our new teachers get off to a strong start to the school year.
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