Provided by Lubbock-Cooper ISD
At their regular meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2022, the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Directors voted unanimously to name the Lubbock-Cooper District’s second comprehensive high school Liberty High School. The board also unanimously named patriots as the new school’s mascot, and red and navy as the school colors.
“This is a historic and exciting decision for our school district,” said LICSD Superintendent Keith Bryant. “The name Liberty fits our school culture, which emphasizes community, family, pride and patriotism.”
LCSD is currently home to nine campuses: five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one alternative high school. In May 2021, the district community voted in favor of an unprecedented $420 million bond to fund the construction of three campuses, among several other projects. The first of these campuses, Lubbock-Cooper Liberty High School, is scheduled to open in fall 2023.
The LCSD Board of Trustees has spent the past three years researching the impact and need for a second high school. In addition to several visits to school districts with two comprehensive high schools, board members gathered feedback from district stakeholders, including hundreds of students and numerous parent and guardian groups.
“We wanted to make sure we made the decision that best served our community,” said LCSD Board Chairman Paul Ehlers. “The desire to open a second high school was not taken lightly. Representation from the school is equally important; the school name, mascot and colors are very important to our community. Some of our most treasured values include service to community and country, pride in our district, state and nation, and gratitude to the men and women who protect our freedom.
Ehlers explained that in addition to reinforcing the district’s core values of pride and service to the country, the high school’s name, mascot, and common color of red allow the district to maintain its widely recognized logo, the red LCP.
“Our logo has become synonymous with excellence and trust. It’s a reminder that we are a united community with the common goal of doing what’s best for children,” Ehlers said. “No matter which Lubbock-Cooper campus they are on or what building they are in, our stakeholders can spot the LCP and know they are at home.”
Bryant expressed a similar sentiment and enthusiasm for the construction and branding of the new campus.
“We are the pirates, we are the patriots, and above all, we are the people of Lubbock-Cooper ISD,” Bryant said. “We are excited to continue building the future, one student at a time, at our existing campuses and at Lubbock-Cooper Liberty High School.”
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