Several area schools could find themselves in a different classification come February when the UIL does its biennial realignment.
Using attendance numbers from Oct. 25, known as UIL Snapshot Day, schools have until Nov. 6 to report those numbers to the UIL.
UIL Snapshot Day attendance figures from some area schools:
|Colleyville Heritage |
|Mans. Lake Ridge||1,938|
*An enrollment formula is used when middle schools send students to more than one high school.
“Once they’re all in, then we’ll start the process,” said UIL assistant athletic director Peter Contreras. His staff will release a complete list of enrollments by late November.
“It’s numbers only, not anything about conference assignments,” Contreras added.
Realignment Day is Feb. 3, 2014. Under the new realignment, Conference 5A, commonly called Class 5A, will be renamed 6A, the current Class 4A becomes 5A, 3A will be 4A, 2A will be 3A, 1A will be 2A, and Six-man will be 1A.
In the last realignment, Class 5A schools had enrollments of 2,090 and up. Class 4A was 2,089 to 1,005; 3A was 1,004 to 450, 2A was 449 to 200, 1A was 199 to 100, and Six-man was 99 and below.
One of the biggest changes was seen at Mansfield Timberview, which dropped from 2,770 students in 2012 to 1,642 students. The opening of Mansfield Lake Ridge in 2012 factored into Timberview’s drop.
Another notable — yet smaller — drop was Grapevine, which reported 2,085.5 students, down from 2,170 in 2012, putting it slightly below the current 5A minimum.
Trophy Club Nelson had a sizable increase, up nearly 400 students to around 2,300, coach Brian Polk said. Birdville jumped to 2,006 students.
Trinity head football coach Steve Lineweaver, left, talks to Dallas Skyline head coach Reginald Samples at the UIL realignment Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the Birdville Fine Arts / Athletic Complex in North Richland Hills. (Special/D.J. Peters)
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