Time is Running Out to Submit Naming Recommendations for the New West End Elementary School

Time is running out to have a say in the naming of the West End Elementary School!

This is the first time in 17 years Alexandria City has had the opportunity to name a new school. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say! All recommendations need to be in writing – so submit your requests using the links below before January 3.

Although the Naming Committee has received more than 160 recommendations, they are looking for more suggestions that are not connected to a specific person. They are also looking for names that are connected to Alexandria’s Latino population.

Recommend a name for West End Elementary School - English

Recommend a name for the West End Elementary School - Spanish

or see the West End Elementary School page on the ACPS website

Recommendations may include:

  • U.S. presidents
  • Virginia historical figures
  • Places or historical events related to the facility or the location
  • A person, business or corporation that has made a significant or extraordinary contribution to the City of Alexandria, in the context of education, public service or involvement in civic or cultural activities over an extended period of time

Please avoid names that cause confusion with other Virginia public schools or facilities, including names that have the same initials as another ACPS school.

Per School Board policy, the Committee will present at least three recommendations to the Board in early February 2018 for its consideration and approval. The final selection of a name for the new school is the responsibility of the School Board.

For more details regarding the naming process, please visit the ACPS website, or contact the Clerk of the School Board at boardclerk@acps.k12.va.us.

ACPS, Ferdinand Day