The school is named after long-time educator Helen Major. She taught elementary students in New York and Louisiana prior to coming to Spring ISD in 1979 as a teacher at Anderson Elementary School and later in 1988 as a teacher at Link Elementary. She became the assistant principal at Clark Elementary in 1996 and was named the principal there in January 2000. In January of 2003 Major opened the new Clark Intermediate School as principal where she served till she retired in 2008. The school opened in 2009.