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Cypress Springs Elementary Selected as Name for DSISD's Fifth Elementary School

January 25, 2021

 

At the Jan. 25 Board meeting, Dripping Springs ISD trustees selected the name Cypress Springs Elementary School for the new school under construction on Darden Hill Road, south of the intersection with Sawyer Ranch Road. The school, DSISD’s fifth elementary, will open in August of 2021.

Cypress Springs are a group of actual natural springs located just outside of district boundaries but in the general proximity of the new campus site. All DSISD schools – Dripping Springs (Elementary, MS, HS), Sycamore Springs (Elementary and MS), Walnut Springs Elementary and Rooster Springs – also are named after local existing springs.

The decision followed a recommendation from the School Name Recommendation Committee that included representation from students, staff, community members, and parents. In addition, a community survey conducted in December yielded nearly 1,200 responses. The committee provided three (unranked) recommendations: Cypress Springs Elementary, Darden Hill Elementary, and Wildwood Springs Elementary. Cypress Springs and Wildwood Springs represented existing springs; Darden Hill was a reference to a school that existed in the late 1800s on Darden Hill Road, near FM 150.