Lovelady Independent School District

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Lovelady Independent School District
11839 Texas State Highway 19 South
, Texas, 75851
United States
District information
NCES District ID4828410[1]
Students and staff
Teachers49.41 (FTE)[1]
Student–teacher ratio10.36[1]
Other information
Building of the former school site, known to locals as the "old gym"; now used for events.

Lovelady Independent School District is a public school district based in Lovelady, Texas (USA), located within Houston County.

Historical marker for former school site

The district has two campuses - Lovelady Junior High/High School (Grades 7-12) and Lovelady Elementary/Middle School (Grades PK-8).

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice J. Dale Wainwright Unit (previously Eastham Unit), which has employee housing,[3] is located within the Lovelady district.[4][5]

On April 13, 2014, there was minor damage at the High School after a tornado ripped through the town.[6]

Lovelady ISD is one of the few districts in Texas that does not allow out of district transfers, with the exception of children of nonresident employees.[7]


Lovelady consolidated with Pearson Chapel, Weldon, Cutt, Austonio, and Creek Schools, all during World War II except Austionio, which was in 1964.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for LOVELADY ISD". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  2. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.
  3. ^ Perkinson, Robert. Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire. First Edition. Metropolitan Books, 2010. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-8050-8069-8. "Most of them lived in state-issued housing on the units, as he still does."
  4. ^ ""2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Houston County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2023-01-14. - Indicates school district boundaries. Compare to county map.
  5. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Houston County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 26 (PDF p. 27/30). Retrieved 2023-01-14. - Indicates the location of the Wainwright (then Eastham) Unit. Compare to school district map.
  6. ^ "Sheriff: Mobile home park, school damaged by possible tornado in Lovelady | Houston". Archived from the original on 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  7. ^ Long, Marvin. "ADMISSIONS: INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS - FDA(LOCAL) - Lovelady ISD". Retrieved 2018-05-13.

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