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Old 02-09-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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can i get your thoughts/opinions on lexington school district 2? we're looking at homes in west cola and i have never really heard anything (good, bad, indifferent) about the district.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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In the thread where I was asking about Cola school districts, Swampwolf mentioned that he thought the high school wasn't quite what it used to be. Regardless, if you find something out, please report it back here. If I did transition from Sumter to eliminate the commute, I think Cayce would work well for us.

Here's the thread where I was asking - Cola school districts...
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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thanks, ceezer. i saw your thread AFTER i posted .
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Columbia (Richland County) has two districts, Richland 1 and 2. 2 is usually considered to be much better than 1, although 1 does have some isolated schools that are very good. The district itself is absurd with incompetent leadership, both in most schools and in the district office.

Lexington County has five districts, including one that is now called Lexington/Richland 5 (used to be Lexington 5). Same thing, there are occasionally good schools, but even the ones that a lot of people will tell you are good I have been told are terrible by teachers there that I know. (including the fairly new White Knoll HS).

The only thing I can suggest is to visit schools and ask the hard questions, making sure that you look like you mean business and asking follow-up questions when appropriate. Does the school involve the authorities when violent crimes occur on campus? (It's a felony if they don't.) They will say no. Then ask directly about how many violent crimes they have on campus. If the number seems very low it is no doubt a lie.

A friend of mine lives right across the street from Brookland-Cayce high School in Cayce. She sees enough from her porch to know that things have turned bad there.

Take great care.
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