« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Lugoff, SC
Students enrolled: 675

Contact this school

1244 Hwy 1 South
Lugoff, SC 29078

School website
(803) 438-3591
(803) 438-8027
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School address.

February 06, 2011
I have been very pleased with this school. My child went from an average student to a straight A student here. The teachers have been great and the principal stays on top of things.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2011
My child has been attending this school for 2 years now and any request or conern has been met with full attention. I'm very impressed with most of the teachers and the curriculum. They take discipline issues very seriously which I feel is extremely important.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2010
I think this school gives students a high quality education in a good supportive learning environment. I have had no issues with the staff with the exception of one 8th grade science teacher which shouldn't be teaching but that's another story, all schools have those. The rest of the teachers have been top notch and make the learning process as much fun and interesting as possible. One last thing, the new school building is a HUGE improvement over the old and Mr. Matthews will be sadly missed, he is friendly to the kids as well as the parents and has done a great job at LEMS and it was much appreciated.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2009
I moved here 2 years ago from the Virgin Islands the teachers and Principal are very friendly and made us feel welcome my daughter loved all the teachers she is now in High School and they still ask how she is doing Her cousin also from St. Thomas Virgin Islands goes there now and she has the same teachers they have really helped her with all her work as well as all the children at this school they make learning fun and really push the kids to do their best in school these teachers donate there time by staying after school to give kids extra help when needed. I am grateful that I made this move and thank you Great Schools by helping us make this choice.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2005
This school has the potential to be an excellent school. However, the entire district needs to concentrate on educating 'all' children. One gets the impression a few kids are challenged in order to boost district test scores while the majority of students are lagging behind. Compared to other areas teachers are spoiled in this district. Even school board meetings are not held at schools now so teachers do not have to work a couple hours at night one or two times per school year. Just a couple years back the school could not afford paper for copies, lowered thermostats, and now the district is buying laptops for all students in the high schools. I'm not so sure it is just this school shorting the students or if the district as a whole needs to stop talking and start producing results that benefit all students.

- submitted by a teacher

February 08, 2005
I have a child at LEM and I am very disappointed in the school as a whole. The teachers lack compassion and are not willing to tutor children who are willing to learn. It wasn't like this when I attended this school as a child. I disagree with the program that allows children to retake test. This program causes the children not to study hard because then know they can retake it. Allowing a children to use this program 2X's a semester would keep them from depending on it. This school has low scores which is a direct result of the teachers not being willing to stay after school to help students. Even if you offer to pay them they will still refuse. It seems the only thing KC cares about is the PACT scores. STOP sending them to the next grade when they can't do the work!

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2004
Principal is very friendly and a good person. You may voice your opinion without fear of retaliation on your child. School is clean and projects a warm, friendly environment. Academics are 'very' weak but no worse than other middle schools in this district. Classes appeared to be divided into cliques but this is normal for this district. Sports are given a high priority and this is also normal for this district. The main thing is this Principal does not tolerate violence and projects a caring attitude which is rare in this district.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Lugoff-Elgin Middle School
1244 Hwy 1 South, Lugoff, SC  29078
(803) 438-3591
Last modified Lugoff-Elgin Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top