The Lubbock Centennial 1909-2009 - presented by The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
The Lubbock Centennial Kick Off Celebration
Roscoe Wilson Elementary School, 2807 25th St., was constructed in 1939 as a grades 1-6 facility and consisted of eight classrooms for 270 students. It was named in honor of an early attorney in Lubbock who served as a member of the Lubbock Charter Commission and the Lubbock school board. Wilson was designated a minority magnet campus in 1984, offering Spanish, art, music and CIMA instruction for identified gifted-and-talented students. It was designated a humanities/fine arts magnet in 1994. Rock 'n' roll legend Buddy Holly began first grade at the school in 1943 and attended Wilson through the middle of the fifth grade, when his family moved outside the city limits.