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  • Sweet Potato Harvest

    The Pre K students in Room 105 have entered Gateway Greening's Sweet Potato Challenge. We harvested 40 lbs of sweet potatoes this week from the Lexington School Garden.  The largest sweet potato weighed 4 pounds and three of them had very unusual shapes.

     We are eager to find out how our harvest compared to that of other school gardens in the St. Louis area.

     Sweet Potatoes will be distributed to each classroom next week during the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Distribution.

    Sweet Potato Harvest

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  • US Marshal, Don Barry

    US Marshal Don Barry from the Southern Illinois District visits Lexington Elementary. He captivated his Grade 5 audience by first explaining his job with an informative video. He welcomed questions from students and brought cool work gear for the students to see. The students enjoyed his visit and plan to visit with him at his office soon.


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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    On Thursday, October 15, 2015 Lexington staff and students wore pink and rememberd those that we have lost to cancer and honored our cancer survivors. This ceremony in its second year of existence at Lexington. The moving ceremony consisted of lighting of candles, poems, spiritual music and dedications to the 3 staff members who have survived the disease. We enjoyed a light breakfast of ribbon shaped bagels, cream cheese,and orange juice, and flower dedications. The ceremony was beautiful. Pink balloons adorned the survivors chairs. Principal Pendleton read the names of those we lost as well as the survivors.

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  • Mr Anthony Virdure


    < Welcome > Mr. Anthony Virdure, Lexington's New Assistant Principal 
    Anthony Virdure is a 20 year veteran of the Saint Louis Public Schools. During his career he has taught, coached, mentored and tutored a variety of students. His main goal is to prepare students to be productive citizens in the community. He has a Bachelor's degree of Education from Harris Stowe State College, where he played basketball on an athletic scholarship. Mr. Virdure received his Masters and Specialist Degree's from Lindenwood University in Education Administration. We are so pleased to welcome him to the Lexington family.
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Lexington Elementary School 

5030 Lexington Ave

St. Louis, MO 63115


Myra Pendleton, Principal


The mission of Lexington Elementary is to assist each child in developing academically, socially, physically, and emotionally to his or her fullest potential.  Our students will become literate, productive citizens of society who will succeed in and be able to compete on a global market in a technologically oriented world of the present and the future.


The proposed mission of the Lexington Pilot School is to prepare our students to become life long learners.  To do this, we will implement a program combining high academic and social expectations for the entire Lexington community in a safe and nurturing, motivating and engaging climate.


Location and Grades Served:

Lexington Elementary is located in the north central area of St. Louis city, more specifically, the Kingsway West neighborhood.  Lexington is the second building, at this site, with this name, replacing the old Lexington Elementary, and dedicated in 1995. We are located at 5030 Lexington Avenue.  Lexington Elementary has the unique distinction of being a school designed according to specifications of the staff and teachers.  Lexington currently serves approximately 420 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade five.  There are three pre-school classes, and three classes of each grade level K – Grade 2 two classes of Grades 3 and 4 and two Grade 5 classrooms. In addition, there is one pull out special education class, and one special education class using a combination push-in, pull out model serving students both with and without Individual Education Plans. There are two active Computer Labs as well as a Mobile Laptop Lab. In addition our students in grades 3, 4, and 5 use iPads in their individual classrooms to promote research and development skills. We are proud to announce that our outdoor classroom has opened and will be in action this coming Spring.


Key Characteristics

Lexington enjoys a huge playground with a fenced off area for sports requiring a natural ground cover.  It is beautifully landscaped and maintained by staff and students.  We also have two garden areas maintained by students in two gardening programs, one sponsored by the district.  Gardening, social studies, science, and physical education classes are held outside to enhance hands on learning experiences.


Lexington enjoys many community partnerships.  Among them is the availability of the building to community organizations and individuals.  The building is in use after school hours for after school programming, after school care, community exercise programs, and sports activities.  The building is also used on the weekends by various community groups for special activities.


Lexington is known for its welcoming culture.  A visitor is first met by beautiful plants and a huge banner stating the school pledge’s dedication to respect, courtesy, and a love for reading and learning.  Next to our school pledge is an information board sharing information for visitors and parents.  Also in our lobby is a trophy case displaying awards received for academic, humanitarian, and sports excellence, as well as mementos from past and present staff members.  Our bulletin boards are also well known for their appearance and teaching.  It is readily apparent that Lexington values reading and a love for learning.  Many visitors comment that they learn from our academic displays, and visitors can often be found studying our bulletin boards for information as well as for enjoyment.


Lexington’s recent progress toward accomplishing its mission and vision is the result of implementing deliberate strategies over time that involve and are embraced by the entire school community.  The school has created a climate for learning through utilizing local partnerships, growing students who love to read and learn, expanding parental involvement, and creating a learning environment that utilizes a well developed blend of current best practices, as well as former best practices that research indicates were successful in meeting the needs of all students.  Lexington prides itself in educating all students “by any means necessary”.


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