History Comes Alive in
Maypearl a pearl in the heart of North Texas.
Maypearl is on Farm Road 66 ten miles southwest of Waxahachie in western Ellis County. The settlement, originally called Eyrie, had a post office from 1894 to 1903. The name was changed to Maypearl on June 25, 1903, in honor of the daughters of two officials of the International-Great Northern Railroad, which had recently reached the settlement. Maypearl incorporated in 1910 and had a population of 417 by 1920. That year the community’s elementary and high schools served 300 students from the town and its environs, and the town had two banks, a weekly newspaper, four churches, and twenty-five businesses by 1914. The population remained at 350 to 400 from 1925 through the mid-1960s. The business community declined from twenty-eight to twelve establishments during the same period. Afterward, the population again began to increase, from 462 in 1977 to 626 in 1986, when some fifteen businesses operated in the community. In November 1988 federal officials selected Ellis County as the intended location for the Superconducting Super Colliderqv. In 1990 the population was 781. The TEA Recognized Maypearl Independent School District is located between Waxahachie and Midlothian in scenic Ellis County. The 84 square mile district consists of four campuses, Lorene Smith Kirkpatrick Elementary (PK-4), Maypearl Intermediate (5-6) Maypearl Junior High School (7-8) and Maypearl High School (9-12) and is home to more than 1100 students. Students in Maypearl are privileged in that they are able to be challenged academically with dual credit and college ready class opportunities, physically with the wide range of extracurricular sports for male and female students and artistically through art, music and band programs without having to choose one over the other. We have a program to fit the needs and interests of your student. Maypearl ISD is a fiscally sound district, recently receiving the highest rating awarded to Texas schools in the FAST system. Academically, all campuses are rated as MET STANDARD and the Junior High campus has received all 7 Designation Distinctions possible for 2 years in a row. We teach our students about citizenship, charity and compassion through our support of many national and local charities with food drives, blood drives, free clinics for vision and dental care, members of the Rachel’s Challenge program, and recently adding the Movement Towards The Future Mentoring program at the High school and AVID at Junior High.
Courtesy Mary Sue Sword, Maypearl Chamber of Commerce, along with MISD and City of Maypearl websites.
Antique Alley – 3rd weekend of both April and September
Easter Egg Hunt – Community event – pictures with the Easter bunnyH Texas RoundUp – An invitational basketball game for coach nominated seniors from 1A – 4A teams throughout the state. Coaches and scouts from colleges come to watch a full day of events.
Christmas in Maypearl – a community event to bring everyone together to celebrate – shop – ride carriage rides – and kiddos train rides.