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North East ISD is converting West Avenue Elementary into a preschool at the end of the 2018-2019 school year and moving current students to neighboring schools less than two miles away.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The North East Independent School District is closing one of its elementary schools at the end of the school year and turning it into a preschool.

Trustees voted Monday night to close West Avenue Elementary and replace it with the district’s first all-day pre-k center.

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.

Parents pick up students outside North East ISD's LEE High School.
File Photo | Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Updated Feb. 16

After decades of growth, enrollment is declining at San Antonio’s second largest school district. This school year, the North East Independent School District saw its biggest drop yet: almost 1,500 students.