When the new westside elementary schools are each opened in August 2021 and August 2022, they will debut new names. The building at the Coolidge site will become West Willow Elementary School, and the building at the Jackson site will become Maple Grove Elementary School.
The extensive and collaborative process centered on students at Coolidge, Jackson, and Truman Elementary Schools, and also gave families, staff, and community members an opportunity to provide input. Students at the three elementary schools participated in a lesson and discussions on the importance of a name.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District Board of Education formally approved the name selections on Monday, Feb. 22.
Find more background and information on the naming process from the February 22 board meeting.