Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela
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PURPOSE


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The mission of the London Education Foundation, an independent, non-profit corporation, is to promote quality education by establishing, supporting and enhancing programs not otherwise funded by the London Independent School District.

To support enhanced educational opportunities for the London Independent School District in order to prosper as a leader and innovator in public education.

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To support the London ISD campuses by advancing exceptional education by:

-Providing funding not available through traditional local, state or federal sources.

-Advancing student achievement through enrichment programs and activities.

-Encouraging community and family participation in our schools.

-Creating a perpetual source of funds through donations received from individuals, foundations, and income earned on endowment funds. 


HISTORY

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The original London School dates back to 1909

when Sam & Fanny London purchased 30 sections of surrounding land from the King Ranch to establish a school house for the children of nearby farmers and ranchers. It began with a single room framed school house with a population of 13 students. In the 1950's an oil boom hit the local community and the need for a new building proceeded. A six room school, currently still present, was built to accommodate the roughly 135 students of cotton and grain farmers attending Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Present Day London Independent School District has now grown to over 1000 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and participates in the 3A U.I.L. classification. A new High School, Middle School, and football field have also been added in recent years in order to keep pace with the student population. With more growth expected in the near future, a bond election was held and passed in the Fall of 2017 allowing construction to begin soon on a new Elementary School, gym, and band hall in 2019.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Alvarado, Beatriz. (2017, Sep 22.) Corpus Christi caller times. retrieved from www.caller.com/story/news/education/2017/09/22/cotton-oil-students-how-london-isd-sprouted/552266001

Nueces County Historical Society, History of Nueces County (Austin: Jenkins, 1972).