Lee County schools looking for name suggestions for the old Lehigh Acres Middle School

Writer: Matthew Seaver
Old Lehigh Acres Middle School. (Credit: School District of Lee County)

The School district of Lee County is reopening the original Lehigh Acres Middle School on Arthur Avenue as a stand-alone middle school beginning in August 2023 and needs a new name for it.

The school will serve sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students in the fall who choose the school during the January 17 to March 3 open enrollment period.

The district has a couple of considerations it would like people to make before suggesting a name.

  • The history, culture, and people of Florida and especially of Southwest Florida;
  • The natural environment and native plants and animals 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;
  • Founders, leaders, heroes, symbols, and fundamental principles of our nation.

Lee County schools are in the process of appointing a principal who will hire a team of administrators, teachers, and support staff. Currently, the school is referred to as Middle School QQ.

You can submit a name for the school by clicking here.

Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. January 26. Then a committee will review the suggestions and narrow them down for a second community input session in February.

The original Lehigh Acres Middle School closed at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The campus went through an $18.6 million renovation and remodeling project in 2022.

New classrooms, new science, and computer labs with state-of-the-art equipment were added, as well as dedicated rooms for dance, music, and art, an upgraded gym, and a media center.

A new Lehigh Acres Middle School opened in August of 2021 on Sunrise Blvd., with students and staff from the original school transferring to the new campus.

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