The Lovejoy Independent School District, founded in 1917, is a public school district located about 25 miles north of Dallas in the rapidly growing region of central Collin County. The district covers approximately 17 square miles. The Lovejoy Independent School District is home to over 4,000 Pre-K-12 students. Lovejoy is categorized as a 5A school district for athletics, fine arts, and academic competitions. Lovejoy will remain a district with only one high school, with 9-12 enrollment not to exceed 1,900 students. Lovejoy graduated its first senior class in 2010, and consistently receives both state and national recognitions in academics, fine arts and athletics. We believe every student deserves to be surrounded by the best educators who strive to exceed the individual needs of each student and prepare them for the future of their choosing. Are you ready to experience the Lovejoy advantage?
Winner of the State of Texas HEB Excellence in Education Award for school districts.
Two-time winner of the prestigious UIL Lone Star Cup.
2019 5A UIL Academic Champions.
Ranked in the top 1% of over 1,200 school districts in performance on the State of Texas
Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams, Lovejoy is one of only 4 districts and charters to receive a grade of “A” and a 97 on the 100-point scale. Ranked in the top 1% of mastery level achievement on STAAR exams.
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 ranked in the top 5,000 STEM high schools in the nation by “Newsweek”.
The College Board designated 283 Lovejoy High School Advanced Placement Scholars in 2018. Thirty-two scholars were designated as National AP Scholars with a 4.45 (out of 5) average on eight or more exams.
State Champions in Volleyball (seven years), Swimming, Cross Country (five years), Track, Wrestling and Power-Lifting; State Finalist in Swimming, Cross Country, Softball, Track, Wrestling, Powerlifting, Girls Basketball, and Tennis.
Award Winning Fine Arts Program in the Visual Arts, Band, Color Guard, Orchestra, Choir, Theatre, and Dance. (Art and Music program available for Pre-K-5 students.)
Award Winning Journalism, Computer Science, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Health Occupations, and Chess Programs.
AP Art History
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science A
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Environmental Science
AP European History
AP French Language and Culture
AP Human Geography
AP Music Theory
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
AP Studio Art: 3-D Design
AP Studio Art: Drawing
AP United States History
AP United States Government and Politics
AP World History
Project Lead the Way/ STEM/ Engineering
MakerSpace (Pre-K - 4)
STEM for All (5-6)
Gateway to Technology (7-8)
Intro to Engineering Design/Robotics I (9-12)
Principles of Engineering/Robotics (10-12)
Digital Electronics/Robotics II (10-12)
Robotics and Automation/Robotics III (11-12)
Aerospace Engineering (11-12)
Independent Study in Engineering (12)
American Sign Language
High School Athletics
Basketball - Boys
Basketball - Girls
Soccer - Boys
Soccer - Girls
Track and Field
Middle School Athletics
Basketball - Boys
Basketball - Girls
Soccer - Boys
Soccer - Girls
Track and Field
Lovejoy ISD is home to three elementary schools: Hart Elementary, Lovejoy Elementary, and Puster Elementary. The elementary schools serve students in grades K–4. Puster Elementary School is home to the Lovejoy tuition-based Pre-K program. Elementary school hours are 8:00 am to 3:10 pm. Music, art, STEM, and physical education are provided to all students. Gifted and Talented enrichment is offered for qualified students. After school programs include Lovejoy Kids First, chess club, art and STEM.
Sloan Creek Intermediate School serves students in grades 5–6. Students attend the Intermediate School from 7:45 am to 2:55 pm. 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 in 5th grade math, ELAR, and history, as well as 6th grade math, ELAR, history, and science.
In 2006, the Lovejoy Independent School District began its secondary program 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. Students attend Willow Springs Middle School from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm, and Lovejoy High School from 8:45 am to 4:15 pm.
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.
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.
Gifted & Talented
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.
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.