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    1800's

    1857

    The Masonic Lodge rents out its first floor for use as a school 

    1877

    Lewisville Community School No. 14 the first public school in Lewisville, is chartered. Lewisville Colored School Community No. 50, located at Hembry and Purnell streets, is chartered. 

    1881 

    The Masons built a wooden school building on the corner of Cowan and College streets ( Current site of LISD Student Success Center at College Street) 

    1897

    First Lewisville High School students begin classes in Masonic Hall school.

     

     

     

     

  • 1900- 1930 

     

    LHS first graduating class1901 

    The first graduating class of five students recieve diplomas. 

    1902 

    The Lewisville Independent School District is formed. 

    1908 

    Fire destroys the Mason school building. Lewisville votes to rebuild the school, naming it Lewisville Academy, a two-story brick building with hot-air heat and advanced courses. 

    1921

    A three-story brick grammer school replaces the old Lewisville Academy building. Children as young as six could now attend school. 

     

     

  • 1930-1972

    1932 

    Fourteen student are in Lewisville High School's Class of '32Old Town Lewisville 1940s

    1946

    The Fighting Farmers earn their nickname by running down and capturing a bank robber during football practice. 

    1949 

    High school students leave the multi-grade Academy to attend the new Lewisville High School (Currently the Purnell Support Center on High School and Purnell streets)

    1964

    Lewisville schools desegregate and become one of the first integrated districts in Texas. 

    1968

    A new, mid-centry modern high school opens where the current Lewisville High School stands amid criticism the location was too far out of town. 

     

     

  • 2000-2009 

    LISD Population Growth

    2000

    LISD student population mirrors the growth in North Texas, expanding to 39,127 students. 

    2005

    LHS Killough 9th & 10th grade campus opens. 

    2006 

    LISD Aquatic Center opens in The Colony.

    2009 

    Enrollment in LISD schools surpasses 50,000, expanding by more than 10,000 students in less than 10 years.