New Williamson County middle school to be named from public suggestions

WCS Henpeck Lane Middle School
The new middle school is scheduled to open by August 2020. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

The new middle school is scheduled to open by August 2020. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Williamson County Schools is accepting name recommendations from the public for its new middle school being built on Henpeck Lane until Jan. 6.

The school, referred to now as Central East Middle School, is scheduled to open by August 2020. The submissions for its new name will be reviewed by the School Naming Committee before going before the school board for final approval.

According to WCS policy schools can be named after a community or area in which the school is located or after an individual if the following criteria apply:

  • The individual played a critical role or contributed to society in ways that supported the success and well-being of the individuals who lived in Williamson County, Tennessee, the State of Tennessee or the United States, now and in the future.

  • The individual’s principal legacy (i.e. the key activity, advocacy or accomplishment for which the individual is most known) aligns with or reflects the WCS mission, vision, core values and beliefs.

  • The individual has been deceased for ten or more years.

  • No building may bear the name of an individual convicted of a felony.

“This is so exciting for our new community,” Alicia Justice, the principal of the new school, said in a press release. “We appreciate your ideas and cannot wait to hear your suggestions. Thank you for sharing in this process and making school history with us from the very beginning.”

To submit a name for the new school, email



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