Austin ISD freezes 28 schools to transfers for school year 2018-19

Upgrades to Bowie High School are among many South Austin projects included in Austin ISD's 2017 bond package.

Upgrades to Bowie High School are among many South Austin projects included in Austin ISD's 2017 bond package.

Twenty-eight Austin ISD schools frozen to transfers in school year 2018-19 due to over enrollment were announced tonight by Superintendent Paul Cruz.

Frozen schools include:

  • High schools: Akins, Bowie and McCallum

  • Middle schools: Lamar and Murchison

  • Elementary schools: Baldwin, Baranoff, Becker (pre-K through second grade)*, Blazier, Brentwood, Bryker Woods, Casis, Cowan, Davis, Doss, Gullett, Hill, Kiker, Lee (kindergarten through fifth grade), Maplewood, Mathews, Menchaca, Oak Hill, Reilly (pre-K through second grade), Ridgetop, Summitt, Sunset Valley (pre-K through second grade), and Zilker.


Some schools, including Becker, Reilly and Sunset Valley elementaries will continue to accept dual language transfer applications. Lee Elementary School in north central Austin will be frozen to transfers from kindergarten through fifth grade to allow for construction but will accept transfers into sixth grade.

The district will begin to accept transfer applications for in-district moves between Jan. 2-31, 2018. Out-of-district transfer applications will be accepted starting Feb. 1.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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