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Lexington Three's Mission

Batesburg-Leesville School District champions equitable opportunities for ALL students by preparing, providing, and promoting academic and personal success.

Lexington Three boasts a primary school (grades K4 through 2nd), an elementary school (grades 3rd through 5th), a middle school (grades 6th through 8th), a high school (grades 9th through 12th) and an adult education center. Lexington Three serves more than 2,000 students, employs approximately 350 individuals and assists approximately 500 adults at our Lifelong Learning Center (adult education facility) throughout the school year.

Lexington Three is accredited districtwide by Cognia, a designation which provides every school in the district with a globally-recognized distinction of quality. This accreditation also demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and provides the district with tools and support to become the best it can be for our students and families. Click here to learn more about the district's personalized learning goals.

Lexington Three's Vision

We aspire to be a district that allows our students to achieve all that they desire, with the promise they can always come back home.

SCASA Palmetto's Finest Award Winner (B-L Elementary School, 2018) SC Administrator of the Year Winner (Angie Rye, 2020) SC Principal of the Year Winner (Sonya Bryant, BLHS, 2020) School to Watch Designee (B-L Middle School, 2020 and 2022) SC Assistant Principal of the Year (Dr. Era Roberts, BLHS, 2021) SCASA Palmetto's Finest Award Finalist (BLHS, 2020 and 2023) SC Communicator of the Year Winner (Mackenzie Taylor, 2023) SC School Nurse Administrator of the Year Winner (Kim Hendrix, 2023)

welcome to batesburg leesville

Lexington County School District Three is nestled in Batesburg-Leesville in the western portion of Lexington County. We also serve a portion of Saluda County. Geographically, Lexington Three is located 30 miles west of downtown Columbia, SC. Lexington Three covers 103.4 miles of Lexington County and the district’s boundaries go from Lake Murray to the Sandhills. 

If you're looking for a small town full of sweet southern charm, look no further than Batesburg-Leesville! Affectionately called B-L, this quaint little area is home to the South Carolina Poultry Festival, Shealy's Bar-B-Que and so much more! We are the Batesburg-Leesville Panthers, and purple and gold pride runs deep in our community. Generation upon generation of local B-L residents have attended our schools and proudly support our strong tradition of award-winning academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. The district also garners huge support from the local business community, Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary Club, just to name a few organizations.

Come grab a bite to eat at one of B-L's delicious restaurants and take a stroll down our historic Main Streets for some great shopping!

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what people say about lex 3

Jennifer Richardson - "Lexington Three is unlike working anywhere else. We have profound leadership, phenomenal teachers and our students are one of a kind. Lexington School District Three is a place that anyone can call home. We believe in the sense of community, work hand-in-hand with our families, and put our students at the heart of everything we do. Each day in this community, this district, and my school makes me more Panther Proud and I am beyond blessed to call this my home!" Mayor Lancer Shull - "We have top notch, award-winning schools, combined with amazing educators. Our schools are the cornerstone of our community, and in turn, our community 110% supports our schools. B-L has invested millions in improving and expanding what Lex 3 offers in education for students as well as careers for educators and professionals. Our town is growing and revitalizing while maintaining our rural charm. We look forward to meeting you."  Ella Sawyer - "I love being a student in Lexington Three because we have programs that prepare you for careers after high school and the teachers truly care about you. All of the faculty and staff know their students by name and it makes you feel like you are at home.”

are you ready to join us

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We truly believe that Lexington County School District Three is a wonderful place to be!

If you are looking for small town charm, a community that LOVES and SUPPORTS its schools, a school district that works together as one system, and a place where staff are truly supported and student success is at the heart of every decision that is made, then come join us as a Panther!

Click here to see the list of employment opportunities in Lexington County School District Three!