The two newest schools coming to Williamson County Schools, one in Brentwood and another Thompson’s Station, will get named on Monday.

Both hope to be open for the next school year, and as of now there are four possible names for each.

A WCS Board Naming Committee has taken suggestions from the community and narrowed down the possibilities to four for each school. The school board, at its work session on Thursday night, did not narrow the names down.


Names under consideration for the K-8 school at 9714 Split Log Road in Brentwood: Eastwood, Jordan, Pleasant Hill and Split Log

Split Log, after the road.

Pleasant Hill, after the locale.

Eastwood, after the location and nearby woods.

Jordan, after a local historical family.

The school design is similar to Clovercroft Elementary and is expected to open in time for the 2018-19 school year.

The county commission approved $6.09 million for finishing construction of the school in June. The school district bought the land in February for $8.6 million.

Thompson’s Station

Names under consideration for the K-8 school at 2436-2438 Critz Lane: Thompson’s Station, Clayton, Harpeth and Constitution

Clayton Arnold was a Thompson’s Station resident who fought in WWI, was postmaster there, and known as a philanthropist. He set up a still-active scholarship at UT.

Harpeth, after the Harpeth River.

Constitution, in the style of other nearby schools, such as Freedom and Independence.

Thompson’s Station, for obvious reasons.

Site work on the school began last August.

The $38.7 million project, being built by Biscan Construction, should be open by August 2018.

A decision on the names could be made at the September 18th school board meeting.