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Lee High School Name Change

LEE High School  senior Gia Ruiz practices with the  Royal Rubies dance team before  the first home football game of the season Sept 8, 2018. Her team used to be called the Rebel Rousers.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The sound of drum taps and cheers echoed beneath the stands of North East Independent School District’s Heroes Stadium earlier this month as LEE High School students prepared for their first home football game of the season, and the first home game ever under its new name.


A mosaic featuring Robert E. Lee's image given as a senior class gift is among the items for sale at Lee High School's online auction. The district is putting a smaller replica in a museum in LEE's library.
North East ISD

North East Independent School District’s decision to remove the name of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from one of its high schools is again stirring controversy.

A Facebook post promoting an online auction of items featuring the school’s old name and logo is drawing a strong reaction, especially from alumni who opposed the name change and don’t think the district should profit from it.

Tim Hernandez (TPR Intern) / Texas Public Radio

A new name for Robert E. Lee High School has been selected. Trustees for the North East Independent School District chose Legacy of Educational Excellence High School.