New Leander ISD rezoning to reduce crowding at Parkside, Pleasant Hill elementary schools

Tarvin Elementary School construction
Tarvin Elementary School construction should be completed ahead of the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

Tarvin Elementary School construction should be completed ahead of the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Leander ISD)

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The second rezoning for school No. 29, which will go into effect in 2022, will offer crowding relief is given to Larkspur and Plain elementary schools. (Screenshot courtesy Leander ISD)
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The first rezoning for Tarvin will offer crowding relief to Parkside and Pleasant Hill elementary schools. (Screenshot courtesy Leander ISD)
Newly approved Leander ISD elementary school attendance zoning will take effect in August when Tarvin Elementary, the district's 28th elementary school, opens.

The two rezoning plans that will impact Tarvin Elementary and the unnamed elementary school No. 29 were approved by the LISD board of trustees on Feb. 25.

The district chose to combine the rezoning for Tarvin and Elementary School No. 29, which may open for the 2022-23 school year, to lessen confusion for families and reduce overlapping changes.

Regular zoning plans consider school size, proximity, minimized change and feeder patterns, according to the district. There are several transfer exceptions for each of the new schools' zonings.

Tarvin Elementary School rezoning


The first rezoning for Tarvin will offer crowding relief to Parkside and Pleasant Hill elementary schools, according to the rezoning plan. The scenario also keeps the Hazlewood and Cold Springs neighborhoods at Akin Elementary rather than moving those students.

However, crowding relief at Akin Elementary will not be given until the 30th elementary school opens in the 2023-24 school year, according to the district. Elementary School No. 30 is planned in Cedar Park near the Ranch at Brushy Creek neighborhood, according to LISD.

Neighborhood codes 1175, 1180, 1185 and 1210 for Pleasant Hill Elementary will move to Tarvin. Codes 1200, 1205, 1225 and 1245 for Parkside Elementary will move to Tarvin.



Elementary School No. 29 rezoning

The second rezoning for school No. 29, which will go into effect in 2022, will offer crowding relief to Larkspur and Plain elementary schools. Elementary school No. 29 is expected to reach full capacity in the 2026-27 school year.

Neighborhood codes 1100, 1115 and 1120 from Larkspur Elementary and code 1150 from Plain Elementary will move to ES 29.

By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.