Lovejoy Independent School District (ISD) is a public school district in central Collin County, Texas, United States. The district's administration building is located at 259 Country Club Road in Allen.
Located 25 miles (40 km) north of Dallas, the district covers an approximately 19-square-mile (49 km2) area in central Collin County. It serves around 1,316 students in the communities of Lucas, Fairview, and a small portion of Allen. Lovejoy ISD is bordered by Plano ISD to the south; Allen ISD to the west and southwest; McKinney ISD to the northwest, north and northeast; Princeton ISD to the east and Wylie ISD to the southeast.
The district was founded on July 2, 1917, forming the Lovejoy Common School District, Number 32, from the consolidation of the Forest Grove and Lick Springs schools; its name is taken from Mrs. J.L. Lovejoy, a local resident who was a strong proponent of educational causes. Early Collin County teacher, Claude Cecil Martin, was instrumental in persuading the community to consolidate the two schools. He taught at both the Forest Grove school and the Lick Springs schools.
In 2009, the school district was rated "exemplary" by the Texas Education Agency.
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... For the 2007-2008 school year, Lovejoy ISD was one of only 27 "Exemplary" school districts in the state ... rating, the highest given by the Texas Education Agency, placed Lovejoy ISD into the top 2% of districts statewide ... It was the only school district in Collin County to receive that designation ...
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