Leonard is located in Southwest Fannin County, about 35 minutes from McKinney and 1 hour from Dallas.
2008 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates:
Fannin County: 33,229
Bonham (county seat): 10,660
The Leonard Independent School District is made up of four campuses including Leonard Elementary School, Leonard Intermediate School, Leonard Junior High School and Leonard High School. Leonard Elementary has received one of the top two ratings given by the Texas Education Agency now for seven consecutive years and was named an “Exemplary” campus once again last school year. The campus has also earned several Commended Performance awards in math, reading, and attendance as well as has been named a Title I Distinguished Performance School during this time. A concerted effort has been made to keep the student-to-teacher ratio low enabling teachers, students and parents to develop excellent relationships in promoting an outstanding education.