Around 900 Round Rock ISD students could be rezoned this fall

This map shows the current attendance boundaries for Herrington Elementary School in Round Rock ISD. (Map courtesy Round Rock ISD)
This map shows the current attendance boundaries for Herrington Elementary School in Round Rock ISD. (Map courtesy Round Rock ISD)

This map shows the current attendance boundaries for Herrington Elementary School in Round Rock ISD. (Map courtesy Round Rock ISD)

Approximately 915 students in Round Rock ISD could attend a different campus starting in the 2020-21 school year if the board of trustees approves preliminary attendance zone adjustments as proposed.

The boundary changes are under consideration to prepare for the opening of Elementary School No. 35 in fall 2021, address campus capacity issues at three elementary schools and realign feeder patterns, said Daniel Presley, the senior chief of schools and innovation for RRISD.

Elementary No. 35 will be built in the Ryan’s Crossing neighborhood near Old Settlers Park in northeast Round Rock. The school will provide space for about 900 students and is expected to cost approximately $48 million, according to the district.

Here is a look at the preliminary boundary changes, as proposed.

Caraway Elementary School


At issue: overcrowding

Potential change: 300 students could be rezoned to Jollyville Elementary School

Neighborhoods that could be impacted: Alameda Trace Circle, Riata Austin apartment complex

C.D. Fulkes Middle School

At issue: split feeder

Potential change: all students attending C.D. Fulkes Middle School could transition to Cedar Ridge High School

Neighborhoods that could be impacted: 150 students in Berkman Elementary attendance area currently zoned for Stony Point High School

Elsa England Elementary School

At issue: overcrowding

Potential change: 220 students could be zoned to Great Oaks Elementary School

Neighborhoods that could be impacted: Highland Horizon

Herrington Elementary School

At issue: overcrowding

Potential change: 60 students currently zoned for Herrington Elementary rezoned to Teravista; 470 rezoned to Elementary No. 35 for fall 2021

Neighborhoods that could be impacted: Paloma Lake, Ryan’s Crossing, Saddlebrook, Saddlebrook Estates, Settlers Overlook, Teravista, Vizcaya

Teravista Elementary School

At issue: overcrowding

Potential change: 115 students rezoned to Double File Trail Elementary School

Neighborhood that could be impacted: Chandler Creek

Joe Lee Johnson Elementary School

At issue: split feeder

Potential change: all students attending Joe Lee Johnson Elementary transition to Deerpark Middle School

Neighborhoods that could be impacted: 70 students in Joe Lee Johnson attendance area currently zoned to attend Chisholm Trail Middle School

Next steps

The board will discuss proposed attendance zone adjustments for the 2020-21 school year and listen to public feedback at a Feb. 13 workshop. Held at the Round Rock High School Lecture Hall, 300 Lake Creek Drive, Round Rock, the workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The workshop follows five public hearings held Jan. 21-28 at campuses expected to be affected by the changes under consideration.

The board is expected to vote on any boundary changes for the 2020-21 academic year at a Feb. 20 meeting at Round Rock High School.

The public can also email feedback on the proposed changes to boundaries_rrisd@roundrockisd.org.

Editor's note: The story has been updated to clarify the Vizcaya neighborhood could be impacted by proposed changes to Herrington Elementary's boundaries.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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