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About Lovejoy

Welcome to Lovejoy ISD!
Lovejoy Independent School District is a top rated public school district in North Texas, consistently receiving both national and state recognitions in academics, athletics and fine arts. Lovejoy ISD is a premier district sought out by families across the nation. 
In Lovejoy, we are all Leopards! With one high school (9-12), one middle school (7-8), one intermediate school (5-6), two elementary schools (K-4), and one child development center (18 months - Pre-K), Lovejoy is home to over 4,000 Pre-K-12 students. Founded in 1917, Lovejoy ISD is a public school district located three miles east of Allen and about 25 miles north of Dallas in the Collin County. The district covers approximately 17 square miles.

Lovejoy Superintendent, Katie Kordel shared, “In Lovejoy ISD we take great pride in having exemplary academic and award-winning extracurricular programs while maintaining a small-town feel. Our district has an unparalleled sense of community and connection centered on student opportunity. The Lovejoy experience is discernibly different and uniquely special.”

Lovejoy High School boasts a 100% graduation rate with 90% matriculating to 4 year colleges. Its comprehensive educational experience is grounded in a rigorous liberal arts and college preparatory curriculum. Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit, and CTE courses provide college and career readiness.  

Since its inception in 2006, our LHS Athletic programs have won 41 State and Individual Championships and 96 District Championships!  Lovejoy offers exceptional Fine Art programs including Band, Orchestra, Choir, Majestics, Cheer, and Theatre. A state-of-the-art Robotics program, media, debate, leadership, and student clubs offer engaging opportunities for all students.
Lovejoy’s Legacy of Excellence also includes:
  • 99/100 “A” Ranking, by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Accountability Report (2022)
  • Top 1% of Traditional High Schools in the Nation by U.S. News & World Reports (2023)
  • Top 1% of School Districts in the Nation by Niche (2024)
  • Best Communities for Music Education 4 Years in a row
  • Platinum AP Honor Roll & AP Access Awards by the College Board (2023)
  • Top 5 Lone Star Cup Finishes 4 years in a row

Earning these achievements is only part of our story. Our biggest successes happen every day in classrooms across the district, when students and teachers develop meaningful relationships, engage in high levels of learning, collaborate to achieve results, and have a ton of fun along the way!
Lovejoy Campuses and Programs
Click each heading below to learn more about Lovejoy's award winning campuses and programs.  

The Lovejoy Child Development Center (LCDC) has programs for children 18mo - Prekindergarten with highly qualified professionals and low student to teacher ratios. All PreK-3 and PreK-4 teachers are certified in general education, special education, and English as a Second Language. Curriculum is designed to stimulate imagination, foster social skills, and lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The Early Childhood Program provides balance between structured learning and free play to encourage holistic development. Students will explore activities, large and small group lessons, centers, independent work time, recess, circle time and much more.


Lovejoy ISD is home to two elementary schools: Hart Elementary and Puster Elementary.  The elementary schools serve students in grades K–4. High quality Music, Art, STEM, and Physical Education instruction are provided to all students. Gifted and Talented enrichment is offered for qualified students.  A variety of after school and summer enrichment programs are available for a fee.


Sloan Creek Intermediate School serves students in grades 5–6. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses are offered to all intermediate students. The Fine Arts program includes 5th grade general music and visual art. Sixth grade students select band, choir, orchestra, or visual art. Gifted and Talented courses are offered to identified students.

Lovejoy Independent School District began its secondary program in 2006 with approximately 800 students enrolled in grades 6-9.  Today’s secondary program begins at Willow Springs Middle School for grades 7-8 and continues at Lovejoy High School for grades 9-12. 


Secondary students enjoy numerous award winning UIL academic, athletic, and fine arts programs, including the 2019 State 5A UIL Academic Championship.  STEM courses, including Project Lead the Way engineering classes, are offered to all secondary students, as are robotics and computer science classes.  Pre-AP courses are offered at the middle school and 30 AP courses are offered at Lovejoy High School.


Ranked in the top 1% of all high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Lovejoy High School graduated its first senior class in 2010.

Gifted & Talented students benefit from designated Gifted & Talented courses, with an emphasis on depth and complexity, project-based learning, and opportunities to make connections locally and globally.  Identified gifted and talented students demonstrate abilities in original and creative thinking, exceptionally high achievement, and are self-directed learners.  Gifted and talented students often pursue an area of interest or passion through Independent Studies and the Texas Performance Standards Project.  Criteria to be used for identification will include assessments of school abilities, achievement, critical thinking, specific subject aptitudes, and behavioral characteristics.
Special Education services are individualized and based on the needs and eligibility of a student.  These services may include direct instruction in both regular and special education settings, as well as therapeutic support and related services.  The Lovejoy Dyslexia program is consistently recommended by the Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital.

Lovejoy ISD offers a full range of courses in both the performing and visual arts.  The courses provide enriching opportunities for students (K-12) as they pursue their interests in the arts.  All programs are vertically integrated to ensure students gain optimal knowledge and resources to prepare for the next level of coursework and performance.  Our music and theatre programs are competitive in all aspects of UIL competition, while the secondary Visual Arts programming is highly competitive in both regional and national venues. Course offerings are as follows:


Lovejoy High School:  band, color guard, cheerleading, choir, Majestics Dance Team, AP Music Theory, orchestra, studio dance, theatre, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, AP Art History, AP Studio Art, and 3D.

Willow Springs Middle School:  band, cheerleading, choir, color guard, dance, orchestra, theatre, and visual arts.

Sloan Creek Intermediate School: 6th grade students may select band, choir, orchestra, or visual art.

Pre-K-5 students receive quality art and music instruction through lessons developed to allow students to learn, discover, and create.  This instruction provides the foundation for the district’s Secondary Fine Arts programs.  Additional K-5 fine arts experiences include:  campus choirs, UIL Music and Art Memory, and the Lovejoy Children’s Choir.