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Lexington Jr. High is a middle school located in Cypress, California, USA. The school opened in September 1972 to grades 7 and 8; had grades 7, 8, and 9 from September 1973 to June 1980; and went back to being a two-year school in September 1980 when the Anaheim Union High School District changed its high schools from three-year (grades 10, 11, and 12) to four-year (grades 9, 10, 11, and 12).
More than 1200 students enrolled in Lexington Jr. High in 2009. It has many classrooms, some of which have been built in recent years. Its soccer and basketball teams made the school renown. In 2008 they won both sports championships in the Anaheim Union High School District.
Lexington holds a variety of electives from Band to Art, and Wood Shop to Spanish. The elective course also has a special section which is guitar class. There is also Business Classes, like Business Tech. and Multimedia Production. The classes are known to showcase their work publicly. Art class annually showcases their work at an Art Contest while Band and Choir perform for various occasions. The school's ASB also sets the dances. The school's Journalism class informs the students to know how to interview and also set up the yearbook.
There are many games played through the year, and they include (not limited to) Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Kickball, and a form of tennis. Almost every week, the students run a 1 mile run across the track for a grade in their PE class.
In history, 7th graders learn World History. Eighth grades learn of American history. Science has the same curriculum for 7 P and 7 HP. They learn Life Science, and learn how to dissect dead organisms. Eighth grade science focuses on physical science which includes elements, chemicals, weather patterns, and tectonics. Math classes include Pre-Algebra, Algebra Readiness, Algebra 1, Algebra 1 HP, and Geometry HP. English is a mix of writing, word and sentence form, and morphology, a study of the shape of words. The school has several honors classes.
Lexington has several clubs and activities for students to participate in their free time. For religious students at Lexington, there is a Christian Club, named Club Agape, which is headed by Mr. Wardle, drama teacher. There are sports as well. Lexington has a Cheer Team that started in the 2006-07 school year. ASB creates the dances with Mr. Barrington's help. He usually pays for the extra stuff for the dances. The first dance of the year is named the Halloween Dance, in which you arrive in and get judged upon your costume. The next dance is the Holiday Dance. Proceeding the Holiday Dance is the Valentine's Day Dance. After that dance, there is the Glo-Dance, the last dance. In the end of the year, the 8th graders get a promotion party. Lexington also participates an Academic Pentathlon, and a annual talent show, during March. In 2010, Lexington won a total of 124 medals, 8 of which won by Robert Pickett, who also scored second highest in the county and highest on his team.
The school has several sports. There are 3 sports a quarter, so there are at least twelve sports a school year. An additional sport called Dance is throughout the whole year. Lexington's sports take place against other junior highs throughout the Anaheim Union High School District. Lexington's sports include Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Softball, Boys and Girls Tennis, unisex Flag Football, Track, Cross Country, Swimming, and Boys and Girls Volleyball.
In 2008, the Lexington girls soccer team won with no losses and became the district champion.
Lexington is home to Robert Duran. Robert Duran broke the District Track mile record in 7th grade with a time of 5:16.
There is also a swimming team. The Swimming Team's coaches are Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Perales. The open swimming team of 2010 won first place in both boys and girls divisions at district finals. The elite swimming team of 2010 won second place in both boys and girls divisions at district finals.
In October, there is a fundraiser called the Fit-A-Thon where the students run a roughly 1.5 miles in the local neighborhoods around the school. Student ask for cash donations and there are different prizes for the amount of money that students raise. As of 2010, if you raise $125, you can go to Knott's Berry Farm for a day. If you raise $150, you get out of after luch reading for a week to watch a movie with free popcorn. For each $5 you raise, you get a coupon with your name on it placed into a drawing for many different awesome prizes.
The Seventh graders won the most collected money. When the 7th or 8th graders win the most money, they get to be dismissed five minutes early into lunch.
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