About Simpson Elementary School


About Max H. Simpson Elementary School

Max H. Simpson Elementary will open its doors in August 2020 as a kindergarten through fifth-grade campus.  Waxahachie ISD proudly began construction of our ninth elementary campus with the Simpson Elementary groundbreaking ceremony in honor of longtime WISD educator, Max H. Simpson on May 10, 2019.  Max Simpson served in education for 51 years with an 18-year tenure on the WISD School Board.

About Max H. Simpson

Max Simpson at podium holding microphone


Simpson graduated from Baylor University in 1956 with bachelor’s degrees in history and education; he received a master’s degree in education from Baylor in 1958.


Simpson began teaching in Waco ISD in 1958.  Simpson and his family moved to Waxahachie ISD in 1970 to serve as an assistant superintendent for the district.

As a district administrator, Simpson played a vital role in Waxahachie ISD’s integration in 1970, when a new high school building was opened and Turner High School and Waxahachie High School were merged. Simpson retired as the assistant superintendent of personnel and instruction in 1991.  Simpson served on the WISD Board of Trustees from 2001-2011.  During that time, the board was responsible for opening Waxahachie Global High School, an Early College High School, and the passing of two bonds that included the construction of Oliver E. Clift Elementary and Margaret L. Felty Elementary, and Howard Junior High, and a bond for Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium.

Megan Mills, daughter of Max Simpson, spoke for the family, “We are truly honored by this legacy that WISD has gifted our family. You couldn’t have chosen a more dedicated, funny, honest, hardworking, and giving man than our dad. Generations of children will be part of the legacy of Simpson Elementary, and we are greatly honored by your selection.”