The Campus Advisory Council has narrowed the list of possible replacement names for Robert E. Lee Elementary to the final three.

The CAC submitted the following names to the Austin ISD Board of Directors:

  • Bettie Mann - Beloved former Lee Elementary School teacher of more than 35 years and first African-American educator at Lee Elementary School.
  • Russell Lee - Neighborhood resident, founding University of Texas Photography professor and critically acclaimed depression-era photographer.
  • Wheeler’s Grove - Original name of Eastwoods Park, a longtime Juneteenth celebration site and gathering space for historic freedman’s community.

The school board will select a name from one of the three at their meeting May 23. The school is currently named for Gen. Robert E. Lee, who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.