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Coppell in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Coppell School

 
 
Coppell School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, June 7, 2020
1. Coppell School Marker
Inscription.  

In 1928, three county schools - Gentry, Bethel, and Coppell - consolidated, and a new brick building was constructed on this site. Known for almost four decades as Coppell Grade School, it housed grades one through eight in seven rooms. The building burned from unknown causes in 1949, and students had to attend classes in Carrollton until reconstruction could be completed. The second building looked almost exactly the same, since it was rebuilt using the original concrete foundation and brick walls.

Shortly after 1959, when the Coppell Independent School District was created, an additional building was added to the east side, and one grade was added per year until Coppell had its first complete high school in 1965. Two years later, the upper grades moved to a new campus, now Coppell Middle School West.

This building then became known as Coppell Elementary School. When a second elementary school was constructed, this building was renamed Pinkerton Elementary School, in honor of the school district's first superintendent, W. W. Pinkerton.
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2014 by City of Coppell/Coppell Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 32° 56.912′ N, 96° 59.869′ W. Marker is in Coppell, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Southwestern Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. The marker is mounted to the wall of the Pinkerton Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 Southwestern Boulevard, Coppell TX 75019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Campsite Oak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grapevine Springs Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Coppell Railroad Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone Columns at West Entrance to Grapevine Springs Park (approx. half a mile away); The Minyard Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Kirkland House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coppell Heritage Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Coppell School Foundation (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coppell.
 
Coppell School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, June 7, 2020
2. Coppell School Marker
Pinkerton Elementary School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, June 7, 2020
3. Pinkerton Elementary School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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