Howard County school officials will propose a name for the new elementary school on Ducketts Lane at a meeting this week.
The school in Elkridge is under construction and on track for a fall 2013 opening.
A committee for naming the school will present its recommendation to the Board of Education on Oct. 2.
>>Ducketts School Naming Committee Concerns Board of Education Member
A public hearing on the proposed school name will take place Nov. 1.
When Elkridge Patch asked readers what they would name the school, the topic sparked 30 comments. Here are the names they suggested:
- Boulevard of Dreams Elementary
- Ducketts Lane Elementary School (5)
- Ducketts Elementary School (3)
- Duckey's Run Elementary School (2)
- Elementary School at Troy Hill
- Viaduct Elementary
- Not in My Backyard Elementary
- Marble Hill Elementary (2)
- Glen Cove Elementary
- Marble Cove Elementary
- Marble Glen Elementary
- Patapsco River Elementary School
- Hunt Club Elementary
- Troy Hill Farm Elementary (3)
- Troy Hill Elementary (2)
- Ryan Homes Elementary
- Scraps Elementary
- The Academy at Troy Hill
- The Last Resort School
- William Donald Schaefer Elementary
"DUCK would be a cool Mascot and make some really cool Spirit Wear," said Terri McCulley Hicks, who suggested calling it Ducketts Lane or Ducketts Elementary.
"'Ryan Homes Elementary' is an accurate name for it, and the Realtor 'R' would be a perfect logo," wrote user djp952, who said the need for the school reflected a "lack of foresight of our beloved Howard County officials."
The elementary school on Ducketts Lane is being built to alleviate overcrowding in the northeastern part of Howard County, where at Bellows Spring, for example, the school has 952 students when it is designed for 762.
The Ducketts Lane elementary school is slated to open in fall 2013. A name will be determined by Dec. 4.