UIL Realignment Sees 5 HISD Schools Changing Conferences

Milby, Reagan, Yates jumping two levels each

(Michael Sudhalter photo/The Leader News)

The University Interscholastic League has unveiled its realignment for 2014-2016, including the addition of a sixth conference for its smallest schools which play six- or 11-man football.

Those smaller schools are now categorized 1A, and other high schools have either stayed the same or moved up depending on these revised enrollment ranges:

  • 6A       2,100 and above
  • 5A       1,060 – 2,099
  • 4A       465 – 1,059
  • 3A       220 – 464
  • 2A       105 – 219
  • 1A       104.9 and below

The boost in conference levels and change in cutoff numbers will primarily affect five HISD high schools — Madison, Milby, Reagan, Wheatley, and Yates.

Milby and Reagan high schools will move from their current 4A designation to a 6A designation. Yates High School will move from its current 3A designation to a 5A designation. Madison High School will remain at its current 5A designation, and Wheatley will remain at its current 4A designation.

“We’re excited about the opportunity that this realignment provides to all of our high schools,” said HISD Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino. “We’re especially excited for longtime rivals that are now back in the same conference.”

Final alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons. More information about UIL alignments can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments 

HISD 2014-2016 High School Conferences 

School NEW OLD
Austin 5A 4A
Bellaire 6A 5A
Carnegie 6A 5A
Chavez 6A 5A
Davis 5A 4A
Furr 4A 3A
Houston 6A 5A
Jones 4A 3A
Kashmere 4A 3A
Lamar 6A 5A
Lee 5A 4A
Madison 5A 5A
Milby 6A 4A
North Forest 5A 4A
Reagan 6A 4A
Scarborough 4A 3A
Sharpstown 5A 4A
Sterling 4A 3A
Waltrip 5A 4A
Washington 4A 3A
Westbury 6A 5A
Westside 6A 5A
Wheatley 4A 4A
Worthing 4A 3A
Yates 5A 3A

For more reaction to the realignment, read accounts in the Houston Chronicle at http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2013/12/uil-releases-classification-cutoffs-for-2014-16-realignment/ and The Leader at http://www.theleadernews.com/?p=14361 .