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Texas High School Realignment by the Numbers

There was some moving and shaking on Thursday morning as the University Interscholastic League released the 2018-2020 realignment with some North Texas schools finding a new district to call home for the next couple of years.

District 9-6A will now feature Allen, Prosper and Dallas Jesuit in the mix. Allen makes the jump from Region 1 District 6 to join District 9 with all three Plano schools. Prosper is making the move from 5A and won the 3A title back in 2008.

In District 3-6A, Richland joins Abilene and San Angelo Central as the new kids on the block in a district that includes Euless Trinity and San Angelo Central.  Richland went 11-3 with a 5-2 record in District 8-5A last season.

District 7-6A appears to have gotten stronger with Waxahachie, Mansfield Lake Ridge and Mansfield Summit making the jump from 5A and moving in with DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Mansfield and South Grand Prairie.

In Division 1, Texarkana and Tyler move into the District 7-5A neighborhood.  Teams in District 5-5A Region 2 will now be making a trip to Waco as Waco University is now in the mix.

NBC 5's Pat Doney and Michael Florek of the Dallas Morning News take a closer look at the UIL realignment and what it means for some high school teams in North Texas.

Texas biennial high school realignment by the numbers:


Enrollment: 2,190 and above (255 schools)

Up from Class 5A: Austin High, Bryan, Dallas Molina, Donna North, Fort Bend Elkins, Humble, Laredo Nixon, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Mansfield Summit, N. Richland Hills Richland, Northwest Eaton, Prosper, Temple, Tomball Memorial, Waco, Waxahachie.

New 6A: Beaumont ISD New School, Bridgeland, Cypress Park, Klein Cain.

Elevated by request/policy: Austin Ann Richards, FW Trimble Tech, FW Young Men's, FW Young Women's, Grand Prairie Young Women's, Garland Naaman Forest, Houston Mickey Leland, Houston Young Women's, South Garland, McAllen Rowe.


Enrollment: 1,150 to 2,189 (253 schools)

Down from Class 6A: Baytown Goose Creek Memorial, EP Eastwood, EP El Dorado, Fort Bend Hightower, Friendswood, La Joya Palmview, Lufkin, Manor, Montgomery, Pflugerville, PSJA Memorial, PSJA Southwest, SA Southwest, SA Wagner, Tyler.

Up from Class 4A: Abilene Wylie, Cleveland, Kaufman, Leander Glenn, Princeton, SA Veterans Memorial, Somerset, Terrell.

New 5A: Conroe Grand Oaks, Frisco Lebanon Trail, Frisco Memorial, Katy Paetow, Montgomery Lake Creek, SA Northside Harlan, Pflugerville Weiss, Southwest Legacy.

Elevated by request/policy: SA Fox Tech.


Enrollment: 505 to 1,149 (189 schools)

Down from Class 5A: Canyon, Dallas Hillcrest, Dumas, FW Dunbar, FW Western Hills, Hereford, Houston Furr, Lamar Fulshear, Livingston, Lumberton, North Dallas, San Angelo Lake View, Splendora.

Up from Class 3A: Cumberland Academy, Farmersville, La Marque, SA Brooks Academy Of Science And Engineering, Sunnyvale, Uplift Summit International Preparatory, Uplift Williams Prep.


Enrollment: 225 to 504 (233 schools)

Down from Class 4A: Aransas Pass, Atlanta, Bonham, Brownfield, Bushland, Columbus, Denver City, Diboll, Gladewater, Lytle, Orangefield, Rains, Tatum.

Up from Class 2A: Abernathy, Anson, Anthony, Bells, Blue Ridge, Ganado, Hamilton, HSI-Waco, Lufkin Pineywoods, SA Gervin.

New 3A: IDEA Riverview College Preparatory, IDEA Weslaco Pike College Preparatory, Manor New Tech.

Elevated by request/policy: Dallas Gateway Charter, Vanguard Academy Mozart-Alamo.


Enrollment: 105 to 224 (198 schools)

Down from Class 3A: Amarillo Highland Park, Beckville, Bruceville-Eddy, Como-Pickton, Garrison, Harleton, Hearne, Jewett Leon, Marlin, Wallis Brazos.

Up from Class 1A: Cross Plains, Martinsville, Slocum, Tioga.

Elevated by request/policy: Irving Universal Academy, San Isidro, San Perlita.


Enrollment: 104.9 to below (212 basketball, 142 six-man football schools, 19 schools playing 11-man football)

Down from Class 2A: Avery, Chireno, Claude, Crosbyton, Hamlin, La Rue La Poynor, Mertzon Irion County, Morton, Munday, Neches, Perrin-Whitt, Ranger.

New 1A: Bluff Dale, Midland TLC Academy, Three Way.

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