While the Bagdad community eventually faded as Leander was founded near the new railroad in the late 1800s, the community's legacy of education carried on. Realizing that Leander ISD's newest elementary campus was being built within a quarter mile of the old Bagdad community, the LISD Board of Trustees named this elementary campus to honor a community of early Central Texans who placed the education of their children as their highest priority. Bagdad Elementary School opened its doors in 1999.