The Lewisville ISD board of trustees voted Dec. 10 to name the district’s new elementary school Mill Street Elementary.
The elementary school, which is located on Mill Street in Lewisville, will open for the 2019-20 school year and will replace College Street Elementary.
Over the summer the LISD trustees formed a committee to find a name that captured the character and history of downtown Lewisville. After conducting extensive research and receiving suggestions from the city of Lewisville and current College Street staff, the committee brought forth four options—Bethel Elementary, Mill Street Elementary, Milliken Elementary and Pecan Grove Elementary.
In a news release district officials said the committee wanted input from families who attend Lewisville schools, city of Lewisville staff, local businesses and other Lewisville residents. A survey was created for community members to select from the four options or submit their own suggestion, as the committee was open to a name outside the original recommendations.
Nearly 600 responses were received, with the majority voting for Mill Street Elementary with 199 votes and Pecan Grove Elementary with 180 votes. The committee moved forward with a final recommendation of Mill Street Elementary.
The LISD board approved the name of Mill Street Elementary because it represents the school’s geographic location and the storied history of downtown Lewisville, according to the release.