Opened in the fall of 2002, the school is named for Dave Blair, long-time resident and former Mayor of Farmers Branch. The Blair’s children graduated from R. L. Turner High School. From 2002-2003 to 2009-2010, Dave Blair was a school for third through fifth graders and shared a campus with Montgomery Elementary School. Montgomery was a companion school to Dave Blair, served the same neighborhood and grades kindergarten through grade 2. Due to financial considerations, the district decided closed the Montgomery school and added 12 classrooms to the Dave Blair building. Beginning in the 2010-2011 school year, Dave Blair Elementary became a Kindergarten through grade 5 campuses.