Cognia names Lexington District One a System of Distinction

November 3, 2022

Cognia™ recently recognized Lexington County School District One as a 2022 Cognia System of Distinction. Lexington District One is one of only 38 school systems worldwide out of more than 1,500 institutions that were eligible to earn this highest distinction, which identifies pre-K–12 education institutions that exemplify excellence in education and service to learners.

Lexington District One earned this recognition based on the results of Cognia’s rigorous Accreditation Engagement Review process. The process, which is based on research-based performance standards, includes a third-party review by education experts of evidence, interviews and classroom observations. The district recently earned Cognia accreditation in August 2022 and can maintain its accreditation for a 5-year term.

“Lexington County School District One is committed to empowering students to design the future and this honor recognizes our efforts,” said Superintendent Dr. Gerrita L. Postlewait. “I am honored to work alongside the students, families, teachers, staff, board members and community members who are committed to educational excellence and contribute every day to the district’s success.”


About Lexington County School District One

As one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state, Lexington County School District One serves more than 28,000 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, empowering all students to design the future. The district employs more than 4,000 employees and has 31 schools (17 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools and one technology center), as well as an alternative education services program, early college program and online learning academy. Visit for more information.