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UIL Realignment: Houston area schools tossed into different districts

Cy-Fair ISD will look a little different. Vype

Originally appeared on Vype.com

HOUSTON – The UIL released its new-look districts for the 2018-2020 seasons on Thursday morning.

Coaches from across the state waited in high anticipation to see where their programs would be placed and who could be the newest foes in district play come next fall.

CY-FAIR ISD HAS NEW LOOK

The biggest question going into the day for Houston-area schools was how would Cypress-Fairbanks ISD be broken up after opening its 11th and 12th high school recently.

The UIL decided to split the schools into two districts and into two different regions.

District 14-6A in Region II will comprise of Bridgeland, Bryan, Cypress Lakes, Cypress Park, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Springs, Cypress Woods, Langham Creek and Tomball Memorial.

District 17-6A in Region III will have defending state champion Cy-Fair, Cypress Creek, Cypress Ridge, Cypress Falls, Houston Memorial, Houston Northbrook, Houston Spring Woods, Houston Stratford and Jersey Village.

DISTRICT 21-6A PULLS IN BEAUMONT PROGRAMS

District 21-6A will have a completely new look in 2018.

Baytown Sterling, Beaumont West Brook, Channelview, Deer Park, North Shore, La Porte and C.E. King will make up this district. Also in this district will be the newly combined high school in Beaumont ISD, which will have students from Beaumont Central and Beaumont Ozen.

HUMBLE ISD GETS FOUR PROGRAMS TOGETHER

When Humble High School was going to Class 6A for the first time in program history, the feeling was it would be placed with fellow Humble ISD schools.

Humble was placed in District 22-6A with Atascocita, Summer Creek and Kingwood. Also in that district will be the Pasadena schools – Pasadena, Dobie, Memorial, Rayburn and South Houston.

CLASS 5A SPLITS FOR THE FIRST TIME

When the UIL split Class 5A into divisions for the first time in history, there was a feeling it would really shakeup some traditional districts.

It did.

In Class 5A Division I, three districts will feature Houston-area teams.

– District 8-5A-DI will have College Station, Caney Creek, Lufkin, Magnolia, Magnolia West, Tomball, Waller and Willis.

– District 9-5A-DI will have Goose Creek Memorial, Galena Park, Houston Austin, Houston Wisdom, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Porter and Port Arthur Memorial.

– District 10-5A-D1 will have Shadow Creek, Angleton, FB Hightower, Friendswood, Galveston Ball, Foster, Terry and Texas City.

In Class 5A Division II, three districts will also feature Houston-area teams.

– District 10-5A-DII  will have Bryan Rudder, Cleveland, A&M Consolidated, Huntsville, Katy Paetow, Montgomery, Lake Creek, Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated.

– Distict 11-5A-DII will feature Fort Bend Marshall, Fort Bend Willowridge, Madison, Milby, Northshide, Shartpstown, Sterling, Waltrip and Manvel.

– District 12-5A-DII will have Baytown Lee, Crosby, Dayton, Barbers Hill, Nederland, Port Neches-Groves, Santa Fe and Vidor.

 

For more coverage of UIL Realignment 2018 be sure to follow @VYPEHouston on Twitter. 

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