UIL Releases 2014-2015 Football, Basketball Districts
Texas high schools have new football and basketball districts under new boundaries released Monday by the University Interscholastic League. (See all of the realigned districts in the sidebar to the left.)
The UIL realigns districts every two years based on enrollment figures, which can lead to shuffling of teams and a breakup of longtime district rivals.
The districts take effect starting with the 2014 high school football season.
Most schools already knew where they would play because the UIL announced enrollment cutoff figures in December, but the final announcement often still bring a few surprises.
This year's realignment includes reclassifying the largest schools as Class 6A. Schools now playing six-man football will move up to Class 1A.
A look at the enrollment figures and changes for each classification in Monday's biennial University Interscholastic League realignment, which will cover the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
- Numbers: 2,100 students and above; 245 schools
- New schools: FW Young Women's Leadership, Katy Tompkins
- Up from old Class 4A: Amarillo, Buda Hays, CC Ray, Dallas Highland Park, Denton Guyer, Friendswood, Houston Milby, Houston Northbrook, Houston Reagan, Humble Summer Creek, Kyle Lehman, Leander Rouse, Lubbock Monterey, Mission, Montgomery, SA Northside Brennan, Northwest Nelson, Pearland Dawson, Schertz Clemens, Wolfforth Frenship.
- Elevated by Request: Katy Tompkins
- Review 6A realignment for football and basketball the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
- Numbers: 1,060 to 2,099 students; 253 schools
- New schools: Donna North, Frisco Independence, Mission Sharyland Pioneer
- Down from old Class 5A: Abilene Cooper, Brownsville Pace, Brownsville Porter, Bryan, A&M Consolidated, Donna, Eagle Pass Winn, EP Bel Air, Fort Bend Bush, Fort Bend Elkins, Grapevine, Houston Madison, Longview, Lufkin, Mansfield Timberview, McKinney, Mission Sharyland, PSJA, Rockwall-Heath, San Marcos, South Garland, Temple.
- Up from old Class 3A: College Station, Frisco Lone Star, Houston Yates, Lubbock Cooper, Somerset.
- Elevated by request/policy: Austin Eastside Memorial, EP Harmony Science, FW Dunbar, SA Fox Tech, SA Houston
- Review 5A realignment for football and basketball the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
- Numbers: 465 to 1,059 students; 186 schools
- Down from old Class 4A: Bay City, Beeville Jones, Dallas Carter, Dallas Lincoln, Dallas Pinkston, Freeport Brazosport, Houston Wheatley, Orange Little Cypress-Mauriceville, San Elizario.
- Up from old Class 2A: Bushland, Comal Canyon Lake, Godley, Jourdanton, Lamesa, Salado, Tatum.
- Elevated by request/policy: Dallas Triple A Academy, Uplift Summit Intl Prep, Uplift Hampton Prep.
- Review 4A realignment for football, Division I.
- Review 4A realignment for football, Division II.
- Review 4A realignment for basketball.
- Numbers: 220 to 464 students; 214 schools
- Down from old Class 3A: Amarillo River Road, Buna, Glen Rose, Hillsboro, Lyford, Mineola, Pollok Central, Presidio, Rockdale, Shallowater, West
- Up from old Class 1A: Georgetown Gateway, Jewett Leon, Laredo Harmony Science Academy, Monte Alto, Premont, San Angelo TLC Academy, SA Harmony Science
- Review 3A realignment for football, Division I.
- Review 3A realignment for football, Division II.
- Review 3A realignment for basketball.
- Numbers: 105 to 219 students; 204 schools
- New schools: Brownsville Harmony Science Academy, Garland Alpha Charter, Port Arthur Bob Hope, Waco Harmony Science Academy
- Down from old Class 2A: Abernathy, Alvord, Anderson-Shiro, Anthony, Bells, Bogata Rivercrest, Boys Ranch, Canadian, Centerville, Clarksville, Como-Pickton, Crawford, Floydada, Gladewater Union Grove, Groveton, Hamilton, Hawkins, Hawley, Johnson City LBJ, Moody, Olton, Ore City, Refugio, Riesel, Riviera Kaufer, Rosebud-Lott, SA Hawkins, Schulenburg, Tolar.
- Up from old Class 1A: CC London, Frost, Fruitvale, Roscoe Collegiate
- Review 2A realignment for football, Division I.
- Review 2A realignment for football, Division II.
- Review 2A realignment for basketball.
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