Name Our Schools
School Naming Process
In preparation for opening the elementary and middle schools, in fall 2019 we began the process to name all three schools on the Agnews campus. After a comprehensive community engagement effort, the Board of Trustees selected Abram Agnew Elementary School, Dolores Huerta Middle School, and Kathleen MacDonald High School.
Naming Process Highlights
From September 15 through October 15, community members had the opportunity to contribute name ideas through an online survey.
From October 18 through November 5, community members had the opportunity to give feedback on the top names being considered through an online poll.
From December 16 through January 10, community members had the opportunity to give feedback on the final names being considered through an online poll.
A superintendent's committee with student, parent, community, teacher, classified staff, and school and district administrator representatives reviewed, researched, and considered name options over two meetings on October 9 and October 17. The committee considered more than 70 school name options and narrowed the options down to a list of 13 names. On December 12, the Board of Trustees narrowed the list down further to two options for final consideration and took action at their January 16 meeting.