Close to 100 people packed the school's auditorium to hear general information about the possible renaming, and also gave people the opportunity to ask questions and give their opinions on the matter.
The San Diego Unified School District facilitated the meeting. Alumni, teachers, parents and students were in attendance as well as Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez.
Gonzalez proposed all public parks and buildings that are named after Commander Robert E. Lee be renamed, after this past summer's shooting rampage at a South Carolina church, which sparked controversy over the Confederate flag.
Gonalez says Commander Lee and the confederate flag represent hate and racism and new schools would consider Robert E. Lee be the name of its institution.
The Assemblywoman argues plenty has changed since the school was named back in the late 50's and it needs to e changed to something more appropriate and fitting for the school and the community.
The majority on hand at the meeting were against changing the name. Many spoke about Lee's history and pointed out his qualifications. Others argued that the school is a staple in their community.
The San Diego Unified School District will distribute surveys to the community and district for further discussion. The second public forum will be held Dec. 2.