Elementary J

Drone shot of Elementary J

The School District of Lee County is inviting all stakeholders to submit suggestions for the name of Elementary J being built with support of the half cent sales tax in Lehigh Acres. The school is set to open in August, 2023.

Suggestions will be collected until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021. All submitted ideas will be presented to a Naming Committee made up of representatives from local government, community organizations, adjacent neighborhoods and parents from the municipality where the school is located, along with the school principal (if named) and Academic Services. The Committee will review submissions, compare them to Board Policy 9.10 and narrow down top name choices that comply with the policy.

Please read the following guidance before submitting your ideas. Per Board Policy 9.10, school names shall be consistent with the following criteria:

  • School names and mascots should make reference to at least one of the following:
    • The history, culture, and people of Florida and especially of southwest Florida;
    • The natural environment and native flora and fauna of Florida and especially of southwest Florida;
    • Notable events or achievements that are associated with Florida and especially with southwest Florida;
    • The neighborhood, community, or physical location of the school; and
    • Founders, leaders, heroes, symbols, and fundamental principles of our nation.
  • School names should be evocative of pride of place, regard for history, seriousness of mission, and respect for students and parents.
  • School names should be brief, pronounceable, and memorable
  • School names should be distinct and dissimilar from the name of any other public school, public charter school, private school, college, or university in southwest Florida, with the following exceptions:
    • Schools located on the same campus;
    • Schools located on adjacent properties;
    • Schools that are part of permanent feeder patterns.
  • In general, school names should not be named for any individual until a suitable interval after the individual's death. Exceptions could be considered for living people who have been formally recognized as national or state heroes or achievers by formal action of Congress, the President, the Florida Legislature, or the Governor.
Naming of Elementary J
1.What name do you suggest for our new elementary school?
2.Why do you think this name should be chosen?