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Re-Alignment Questions Answered

Prior to the UIL's Realignment, we posed several questions along with some speculation.  The questions have been answered and most of our speculation has proven out.

* Will Austin Lake Travis move up to Class 5A?
Yes--They moved into District 15-5A along with Austin High, Austin Akins, Austin Anderson. Austin Bowie, Austin Westlake and Austin Del Valle. Their game with Westlake will be even higher profile now.

* Will Manvel move up to Class 5A?
Yes--The Mavericks moved into District 22-5A with Alvin, Pasadena, Pasadena Dobie, Pasadena Memorial, Pasadena Rayburn, Pasadena South Houston and Pearland. The Mavericks swith rivals from Pearland Dawson to Pearland High.

* Will La Marque move down to Class 3A?
Yes--The Cougars will be in District 24-3A with Houston KIPP Sunnyside, Stafford, Sweeny and West Columbia. The La Marque/West Columbia game will be a good one.

* Will Stephenville move down to Class 3A?
Yes--The Yellow Jackets moved down to District 7-3A along with Alvarado, Glen Rose, Hillsboro and Venus. Could this create 3A Championship games over former 4A Schools Stephenville vs. La Marque (they played for the 4A titles in 1993, 1994 and 1998 with the Yellow Jackets winning all 3 games)

* Will El Campo move down to Class 3A?
Yes--They will now be in a very tough District 25-3A with Bellville, Columbus, Needville, Royal, Sealy and Wharton.

* Will District 8-4A (Stephenville, Waco schools, Killeen & San Angelo Lake View) be split up — lots of travel here?
Yes--This one went all over. Stephenville dropped to 3A, Killeen and Waco Midway moved up to 5A and San Angelo Lake View went over to 4-4A in the Lubbock area.

* Will Denton Guyer remain in Class 5A?
No--Guyer swapped places with Denton Ryan as Guyer dropped to 5-4A and Ryan moved up to 5-5A.

* Will Longview move down to Class 4A?
No--Longview stayed in 5A with District 12-5A which has Mesquite, Mesquite Horn, North Mesquite, Rockwall, Rockwall-Heath and Tyler Lee

* Will the Fort Bend school district (23-5A) break into 4A & 5A groups?
Yes--3 Fort Bend schools (Fort Bend Marshall, Fort Bend Ridge Point and Fort Bend Willowridge) dropped to 4A to join District 22-4A with Houston Northbrook, Houston Spring Woods, Houston Stratford, Tomball and Tomball Memorial. 23-5A will have the rest of the Fort Bend schools -- Fort Bend Austin, Fort Bend Bush, Fort Bend Clements, Fort Bend Dulles, Fort Bend Elkins, Fort Bend Hightower, Fort Bend Kempner and Fort Bend Travis.

* Will 29-5A break into 4A & 5A groups?
Yes--3 of them (Laredo Cigarroa, Laredo Martin and Laredo Nixon) dropped down to 4A to join District 31-4A with Alice, CC Flour Bluff, Corpus Christi Miller, Corpus Christi Moody and Corpus Christi Ray. The rest of them - Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Eagle Pass Winn, Laredo Alexander, Laredo Johnson, Laredo United and Laredo United South stayed in 29-5A.

* How will 7-4A be effected? (3 teams over 2,035 students last time)
This district split up -- Granbury stayed in 4A and in 7-4A, Burleson, Cleburne, Joshua, Crowley and Everman moved to 8-4A, Arlington Seguin, Mansfield Summitt (stayed in 4A) moved to 15-4A.

* Will the Carrollton schools move up to 5A? (all 3 over 1,990 students last time)
Not all of them - Carrollton Turned moved up to 6-5A, Creekview and Smith moved ot 10-4A along with Dallas Highland Park, Forney, Mesquite Poteet, North Forney, Terrell and West Mesquite.

* Will Wylie move up to 5A?
No--They did move from 10-4A to District 13-4A though to be with Denison, Greenville, Lucas Lovejoy, McKinney North, Royse City, Sherman and Wylie East.

* Will Tyler John Tyler remain in 4A?
Yes--They move from 14-4A to District 16-4A with Corsicana. Jacksonville, Lindale, Nacogdoches and Whitehouse.

* Will Kilgore move down to 3A?
Yes--They drop down into one of the toughest 3A districts in the state -- District 16-3A with Bullard, Gilmer, Gladewater, Henderson, Longview Spring Hill and Tyler Chapel Hill.

* Will the Pflugerville schools remain in 4A? (both over 1,940 students last time)
Yes & No -- Pflugerville Connally stays in 4A moving from Region II to Region III with District 17-4A along with Bastrop, Bastrop Cedar Creek, Elgin, Georgetown, Georgetown East View, Hutto and Manor. Pflugerville Hendrickson moves up to Class 5A with District 16-5A and Pflugerville, Round Rock, Round Rock McNeil, Round Rock Stony Pt., Round Rock Westwood and RR Cedar Ridge.

* Will the Houston ISD District 22-4A move some of its schools to 3A? (5 of them are under 950 students)
Yes & No -- A combination of 21-4A and 22-4A dropped down to 3A to make up District 23-3A. Houston Furr, Houston Jones, Houston Kashmere, Houston Scarborough, Houston Sterling, Houston Washington, Houston Worthing and Houston Yates. (I know this is a football site but Yikes -- having Yates in 3A basketball...they beat 5A teams all the time).

* Will Smithson Valley move up to 5A?
Yes--They join District 25-5A with Converse Judson, New Braunfels, New Braunfels Canyon, San Antonio Wagner and San Marcos.

Below is a summary of some of the important changes:

2012 enrollment #'s
5A 2090 & up
4A 1005 to 2089
3A 450 to 1004
2A 200 to 449
1A 199 & below

2010 enrollment #’s
5A 2065 & up
4A 990 to 2064
3A 430 to 989
2A 200 to 429
1A 199 & below

2008 enrollment #’s
5A – 2085 and above
4A – 980-2084
3A – 430-979
2A – 200-429
1A – 199 and below

2006 enrollment #'s
5A 1985 & up
4A 950 to 1984
3A 415 to 949
2A 195 to 414
1A 194 & below

The 5A minimum jumped up 25 students to 2090 which is the largest all-time.
The 4A minimum and max both went up to all-time highs.
The 3A minimum and max both went up to all-time highs.
The 2A minimum stayed the same since 2008 but the max went up to an all-time high.
The 1A level stayed the same since 2008.
1A and 2A will be split into Division I and Division II prior to the season

5A -- 245 schools
New Schools: Edinburg Vela, Clear Falls, Round Rock Cedar Ridge
4A to 5A: Austin Lake Travis, Brownsville Veterans Memorial, Carrollton Turner, Denton Ryan, Keller Timber Creek, Killeen, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, Manvel, McKinney, New Braunfels Canyon, Pflugerville Hendrickson, Richardson Pearce, Rockwall, Rockwall Heath, Spring Branch Smithson Valley, Waco Midway, Weslaco East
Elevated by Request: Austin Anderson, Eagle Pass Winn, Fort Bend Elkins, Houston Madison, South Garland

4A -- 250 schools
New Schools: Bastrop Cedar Creek, Burleson Centennial, El Paso Eastlake, Fort Bend Ridge Point, Fort Worth Chisholm Trail, Georgetown East View, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest, Richmond George Ranch, Tomball Memorial
5A to 4A: Amarillo, Dallas Samuell, Denton Guyer, El Paso Hanks, Fort Bend Marshall, Fort Bend Willowridge, Georgetown, Houston Milby, Laredo Cigarroa, Laredo Martin, Laredo Nixon, Leander, Lubbock, Lubbock Monterey, Mansfield Legacy, Mission, San Antonio Highlands, Saginaw, Seguin, Tomball
3A to 4A Corpus Christi Miller, Fort Worth Polytechnic, Lindale, Lucas Lovejoy, North Forney, Prosper
Elevated by Request: Austin Eastside Memorial, Dallas Lincoln, Fort Worth Dunbar, San Antonio Fox Technical

3A -- 190 schools
New Schools: College Station, Dallas Hutchins
4A to 3A: El Campo, Houston Furr, Houston Jones, Houston Kashmere, Houston Scarborough, Houston Sterling, Houston Washington, Houston Worthing, Houston Yates, Kilgore, Kingsville King, La Marque, Springtown, Stephenville
2A to 3A: Buna, Irving North Hills, Krum, Melissa, Mineola
Elevated by Request: Amarillo River Road, Anthony, San Antonio Hawkins

2A -- 235 schools
3A to 2A: Aransas Pass, Bowie, Brownfield, Commerce, Farmersville, Goliad, Kemp, Kirbyville, Lamesa, Mathis, Mount Vernon, Palacios, Palestine Westwood, Pilot Point, Salado, Van Alstyne, Whitesboro
1A to 2A: Big Lake Reagan County, Amarillo Boys Ranch, Canadian, Clarksville, Garrison, Hawkins, Johnson City, Moody, Olton, Rice, Riesel

1A -- 168 Schools
2A to 1A: Anson, Axtell, Forsan, Harleton, Harper, Hico, Italy, Jewett Leon, Joaquin, Junction, Ozona, Premont, San
Augustine, San Saba, Thorndale, Three Rivers, Weimar
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