New boundaries set for some District campuses

Changes are in store for students attending schools that will be closing and for the receiving campuses.

Following a series of parent meetings last October and November, SAISD Trustees at their Jan. 12 School Board meeting approved new boundaries to take effect in 2015-16.

The changes are the result of a long-range facilities restructuring plan and SAISD Bond 2010, which includes the closing of Brewer, Nelson, Steele and W.W. White elementaries at the end of this school year, and Austin Academy at the end of 2015-16.

In all, 24 schools will be impacted to some degree by the new boundaries. In addition to the five schools that will close, boundary changes also will impact Hawthorne, M.L. King and Woodlawn academies and Barkley-Ruiz, Beacon Hill, Bowden, Cotton, Crockett, Fenwick, Highland Park, Hirsch, Japhet, Sarah King, Ogden, Margil, Maverick, Riverside Park and Storm elementaries. New boundaries for Cameron ES took effect this school year.

The new boundary changes for Woodlawn are necessitated by its transition that began this school year from an elementary to a PK-8 academy.

Those schools impacted and parents will be receiving detailed maps and information.

SAISD's long-range facilities plan was developed over more than two years by a community-based committee to adapt to the greatly changed enrollment and population patterns throughout the District, and the need to provide students with the programs and resources that the many small or under-enrolled schools could not offer.

Great care is being taken in ensuring that students transfer to schools with strong programs and offerings.


The Board of Trustees has approved boundary changes to take effect for 2015-2016 that will have some impact on the schools below. If you see your child’s campus is listed below, please click the link to review a map that shows general attendance boundaries for next year, as well a list of streets and block ranges that will help you identify which school your child will be zoned to attend under new boundaries. A school legend is located on the last page of each document to help you match the campus number to its name.

Austin Academy Fenwick ES Maverick ES
Barkley-Ruiz ES Hawthorne Academy Nelson ES
Beacon Hill ES Highland Park ES Ogden ES
Brewer ES Hirsch ES Riverside Park ES
Bowden ES Japhet ES Steele ES
Cameron ES M.L. King Academy Storm ES
Cotton ES Sarah King ES W.W. White ES
Crockett ES Margil ES Woodlawn Academy

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