In 2011 the Irving ISD Board of Trustees named the district's eighth middle school in honor of former First Lady Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Johnson.
Lady Bird Johnson, a native of Karnack, Texas, Johnson acquired her nickname while an infant when her nurse commented that she was as "pretty as a ladybird." As a youth, she developed a life-long love of the environment, spending much of her time outdoors in her native East Texas. After graduating with two bachelor degrees from University of Texas at Austin, she married Lyndon Baines Johnson, a Congressional aide and they had two daughters, Lynda Bird and Luci Baines. Johnson was a full partner in the political career of her husband, and was also president of a media company consisting of several television and radio stations. Her $41,000 investment blossomed into a more than $150 million business. In 1963, Lyndon Johnson became President of the United States, and Johnson became the first native Texan to become first lady. As first lady, she began a beautification campaign for Washington D.C. and America's highways, stating "where flowers bloom, so does hope." She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, and has many parks, lakes and schools named after her across the country. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin continues her work in conservation, environmentalism, and beautification of our country. Johnson died in 2007 and is buried on her beloved LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, Texas.
Throughout her lifetime, Johnson served as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, conservationist and champion of education. Students at Davis Elementary School who potentially live in the attendance zone to be drawn were surveyed to determine their preference for naming the new school, as well as choosing the school colors and mascot. After also conducting their own research, Davis students overwhelmingly chose Lady Bird Johnson as the public figure to honor. They selected the eagle mascot with green and blue for school colors.
Lady Bird Johnson Middle School is designed with an environmentally-focused, net-zero concept. Through efficiency technologies and on-site power generation, the use of renewable energies allows the building to produce as much energy as it consumes from the electric grid. Students will learn through practical, hands-on experiences. Issues such as geothermal science, rainwater collection, solar panel usage, and wind turbine efficiency will help students learn responsibility for energy and environmental conservation.
Mission and Vision
Mission Our mission is to empower eagles today to excel tomorrow.
Vision Empowering eagles to become the best versions of themselves.
Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, and all middle schools in Irving ISD, will follow student dress code guidelines. The uniform requirements all students are listed below.
Tops & Outerwear
All students must wear a collared shirt that meets these requirements:
One of five solid colors: black, white, light blue, navy, or hunter green NO Gray shirts NO T-Shirts All logos on uniform tops must be smaller than 2 inches Sweaters, cardigans, pullovers, hoodies, and jackets can be worn over a collared shirt. Outerwear must be a solid color: black, white, light blue, navy, or hunter green. NO GRAY, RED, or multi-color sweaters, cardigans, pullovers, hoodies, or jackets may be worn. All hoods must be worn "down," or "off the head."
Pants, skirts, skorts, or shorts must be black, khaki, or navy. NO gray pants or jeans Hems of skirts, shorts, and skorts must not be more than two inches above the knee Rips and holes may not be above the knee
Closed-toe shoes must be worn House shoes, slides, Crocs, flip flops, and roller shoes are NOT permitted
Student iPad Handbook
District-issued device--fully charged every day per the iPad handbook
One planner--either the school-provided planner or another paper planner
One set of headphones
One bottle of hand sanitizer (delivered to 2nd period)
One pack of highlighters
One box of 12 count map (color) pencils
One box of tissues (delivered to 5th period)
One pocket pencil sharpener
One package of blue pens
One 12-count box of #2 pencils
The Net-Zero School
What is Net-Zero?
Imagine … if a school could be designed and constructed to produce as much energy on site as it consumes from the electric grid. What if with water collection systems there are no water bills for site and landscaping irrigation?
What was impossible a few years ago is very much a reality today. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School was designed as a net-zero energy building. Through efficiency technologies and on-site power generation, the use of renewable energies allows the building to produce as much energy as it consumes from the electric grid.
The net-zero school reinforces teaching and learning as an extended classroom. Because of the use of efficient materials and cutting-edge renewable energy technology, the building is a three-dimensional learning space. Students learn through practical, hands-on experiences. Issues such as geothermal science, rainwater collection, solar panel usage, and wind turbine efficiency help students learn responsibility for energy conservation.
As you make your way to school this year, remember our new traffic pattern for drop off and pick up in the north parking lot. Please enter through the WEST entrance and exit through the east entrance. Parents should not be in the teacher parking section.
Buses and special passes will continue to use the front drive and staying on the right side of the lane. Remember to keep the bus lane clear.