School Accountability Report Card

  • What is a School Accountability Report Card (SARC)?

    Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (reaffirmed on December 10, 2015 by President Obama as ESSA). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.

    What information does the SARC contain?

    Although there is great variation in the design of school report cards, they generally begin with a profile that provides background information about the school and its students. The profile usually summarizes the school's mission, goals, and accomplishments. State law requires that the SARC contain all of the following:

    • Demographic data
    • School safety and climate for learning information
    • Academic data
    • School completion rates
    • Class sizes
    • Teacher and staff information
    • Curriculum and instruction descriptions
    • Postsecondary preparation information
    • Fiscal and expenditure data

    In addition, NCLB requires that SARCs contain reports concerning the "adequate yearly progress" of students in achieving state academic achievement standards; Title 1 Program Improvement; graduation rates at the secondary level; and, starting with the SARCs to be published in 2004–05, the extent to which "highly qualified" teachers are teaching core academic subjects.

    School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2022-23) 

    It is Lexington’s mission to know each student’s story and personalize instruction to meet their needs.


    School Site Committees: (School Year 2022-23)

    School Site Council (SSC) - This committee meets at least 6 times a year and consists of equal community and staff members. The SSC annually: develops, monitors, implements and evaluates the Single Plan for Student Achievement to ensure the needs of all students are addressed.  SSC approves budget expenditures, requests and provides input on programs and events funded by categorical funds.


    English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) - This committee is composed of families of English learners that meet at least 6 times annually. ELAC advises administration on the instructional programs that directly impact students who are learning English. 

    School Events: (School Year 2022-23)

    Each year parents are invited to Family Teacher Teams, Spring Open House, Movie Nights, Lunch on the Lawn, You Belong at Lexington Night, Holiday Sing and many other family events. In addition, our site involves parents through Coffee with the Principal, Parent University, Family Education Program, Trimester Student Awards Assemblies, PTA, and Walking Club. 


    Types of Services Funded (Fiscal Year 2021-22) 

    A variety of supplemental services are available at Lexington School, funded by the school’s categorical budgets: 


    Title I, Title III, Supplemental Concentration and Basic. Examples of these extra support services include: Well Being Lessons and Sanford Harmony lessons in grades TK-5, small group counseling for long term English Learners at risk.  In-classroom assistance during the instructional day, leadership opportunities for students in our TED Ed Clubs, Safety Patrol and participation in Leopard Camp for incoming 5th grade students. 


    In addition to the classroom teacher, instructional services are delivered by intervention staff. The Title 1 funds supply the intervention curriculum and fund the assistance of English Language Development. For example, Lexington has one Arabic ELDA and an English Learner Facilitator.


    Lexington Elementary School also offers support programs for students and families. Such as a Multitiered System of Support with Character education and in-class guidance lessons. Our Reading intervention teacher, School Counselors, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal and Site Liaison support students in reaching their academic, social and emotional best.