Pflugerville ISD Elementary School No. 23 named Hidden Lake Elementary

Officials approved the name during a Dec. 16 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials approved the name during a Dec. 16 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Officials approved the name during a Dec. 16 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

After sifting through more than 250 suggestions, the Pflugerville ISD naming committee settled on a name for a campus under construction labeled Elementary School No. 23: Hidden Lake Elementary.

Officials approved the name during a Dec. 16 meeting.

District documents state Hidden Lake Elementary, located off of Hidden Lake Drive, is about 18% complete and anticipated for completion in fall 2022.

Board member Cindy Gee also recognized three district students who have recently died and were suggested several times for the new campus name: Will Lucas, Danny Gladney and Chris Ratliff.

District staff said the names did not meet board policy for naming requirements, but Gee set in motion a possible amendment to that policy that could be considered at another meeting prior to closing out the agenda item.


"The committee would like to recommend ... to see if there are other ways to include names of students who have not realized their full potential," Gee said.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.