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Community ISD 70th Anniversary

  • On July 28, 1947 the County School Trustees of Collin County, Texas passed an order grouping the Josephine ISD, Nevada School District, Lavon School District, Millwood School District, Mt. Piscah School District and McMinn School District for the purpose of establishing and operating a rural high school. The District was named The Community Rural High School. The school opened with 235 students in 12 grades. There were nine graduates in the inaugural class of 1948:

    • Billy Caldwell
    • Lucille Cook Sedgwick
    • Jane Davis Allen
    • Aletha Ivy Hargrave
    • James Lambert
    • George McSpadden
    • Peggy Petty Reagan
    • Jeannie Smith Richie
    • Carrie Juanita Renfro Bell

    As we approach our 70th year in 2017-18, CISD would like to plan for a year-long celebration to include special events and recognitions of our alumni. The Department of Public Relations will be forming a planning committee in the fall of 2016. If you would like to serve on this committee, or if you have historical information or artifacts you would like to share with the District, please email 


  • History of Community Rural High School

    By Aletha Ivy Hargrave

    Written during the District's Golden Anniversary year (1997-98), this facinating overview was submitted by Aletha Ivy Hargrave (Class of 1948), one of the nine seniors in the first graduating class of Community Rural High School. It is a first hand account of how the Seniors of '48 were given the honor of choosing the school song, mascot and colors.

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