Conroe ISD trustees approved names for new schools under construction that are funded by the 2023 bond voters approved in November.

The school board voted at the June 18 meeting to name each of the following schools:
  • High school in the Conroe area: Timber Mill High School
  • Elementary in the Oak Ridge and Caney Creek feeder areas: Mittie J. Campbell Elementary
  • Elementary in The Woodlands High School feeder area: Robert Eissler Elementary
The details

When deciding on the names, the board took into consideration the location and names of people who were known and admired in the community.

Mittie J. Campbell was the first African American school principal in CISD. Campbell’s name was brought to the attention of the district thanks to the Montgomery County Historical Association.

“As an early Black public school educator during segregation in the Jim Crow era, she served as the principal of the first African American school in Conroe which was named for her,” Montgomery County Historical Association officials said in a news release.

Former state Rep. Rob Eissler previously served as part the CISD board of trustees and the Public Education Committee of the Texas House of Representatives.

“In addition to the many accolades and multitude of many years of effort in and around the community, his passion and dedication to the public education system of Texas alone could be worthy of consideration,” said Craig Eissler, Eissler’s son who spoke during the public comment period June 18.

The background

In the previous April 16 meeting, Director of Communications Sarah Blakelock announced the district would be taking name suggestions from April 17 to May 10 for several of those schools.

The new schools are set to begin opening in 2025.
  • Robert Eissler and Mittie J. Campbell elementary schools are scheduled to open in August 2025.
  • Timber Mill High School is set to open August 2027.
What’s next

As the district continues with its construction of schools following the 2023 bond, more schools will follow the same naming process the following year.