Texas announces cutoff numbers for upcoming high school football realignment

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The University Interscholastic League is closer to its bi-annual realignment. Tuesday, the UIL announced the cutoff numbers for the realignment that will be announced February 3.

2020-21 through 2021-22 Classification Cutoffs

ClassificationEnrollmentNumber of Schools 
6A2220 and above249
5A1210 – 2219251
4A515 – 1209184
3A230 – 514212
2A105 – 229190
1A104.9 and below153

Here’s how some of the Texas media are breaking it down:

The Dallas Morning News

Highland Park is staying in Class 5A for the next two years. By 11 students.

Tuesday morning, the UIL released the classification cutoff numbers and school enrollment numbers for its upcoming biennial realignment. Class 6A will be the 249 schools with an enrollment of 2,220 and above, and Highland Park’s enrollment is 2,209 — up from 2,180 two years ago.

The UIL will announce the district alignments for the next two school years on Feb. 3.

Highland Park has been in 5A for the last two realignments and is currently the state’s fourth-largest school in the UIL’s second-largest classification. Highland Park’s football team was 56-5 in that span — including 20-1 in the playoffs — but its bid for a fourth straight Class 5A Division I state championship fell short this year with a 33-27 overtime loss to undefeated Frisco Lone Star in the third round of the playoffs Friday.

It was thought that Highland Park might have to move up to 6A, because in the last realignment, 6A consisted of schools with enrollments of 2,190 and above. When Highland Park was placed in 6A for two years starting in 2014, it went 10-2 and lost in the second round both years in football.

The Dallas Morning News

KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi

The University Interscholastic League has announced its preliminary 2020-2022 realignments, which will affect some Corpus Christi-area schools.

Longtime Class 5A power Calallen will drop to a Class 4A school.


Longview News-Journal

With an enrollment of 2,186.5, Longview High School is dropping down to 5A, DI in the University Interscholastic League alignment.

Longview News-Journal

We’ll be adding more reports as they are released.

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