UIL realignment means big high school shakeup

Schools in Ft. Bend ISD are most affected, but many districts felt the change
February 3, 2014 5:48:21 PM PST
If there's just one snapshot for UIL realignment locally, it might be the new look for the Fort Bend schools. The new 6A division in Texas is now the big school classification.

Clements, Dulles, Hightower, Kempner and Travis all move up to 23-6A. They're joined by Alief Taylor, Hastings and Elsik. Fort Bend Bush, Elkins and Marshall stay put in 23-5A. Their new district includes Ball, Santa Fe and Texas City, along with Ridgepoint and Willowridge.

The shakeup continues with budding power Summer Creek moving up a classification and into region 2 with the Conroe schools, Atascocita and Kingwood.

Once the playoffs start, Summer Creek has to travel.

In HISD, mainstays like Wheatley and Washington are now joined by Navasota and Sealy in District 11. But traditional rivalry games will stay in place.

"We still maintain our rivalries within HISD and we'll keep those games going," said HISD Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino. Our 6A is not touched. We still have those schools there. Milby, of course, came up. And Madison went down. So we still have our same rivalries."

To see where all the schools ended up in realignment, check the UIL's website.