Lopez High School, opened in 1993, is named after the Lopez family of Brownsville who
own and operate independent supermarkets in South Texas. Family matriarch, Tomasa A. Lopez, established a family legacy of community service that continues to this day. Lopez High School is home to the BISD Fine Arts Academy, a magnet program designed to allow students to take advanced classes in the arts. Deanie Ervin was Lopez’s first principal.