Opened in the fall of 1999, Leander ISD’s ninth elementary school – Bagdad Elementary School – carries a proud name and history that dates to the first area school, established in the Bagdad community 145 years ago. While the Bagdad community eventually faded as Leander was founded near the new railroad in the late 1800s, the community’s legacy of education carried on. The first LISD school, in fact, was built from the stone of the old Bagdad school!
Realizing that the school would be built within a quarter mile of the old Bagdad community, the LISD Board of Trustees named the campus to honor a community of early Central Texans who placed the education of their children as their highest priority.
The staff and students selected the school’s mascot – the Bobcat – and the school colors: blue and white.