With a couple of new schools set to open up in 2024, Alvin ISD officials are looking to create new boundaries for the district’s growing number of campuses.

The gist

At the district's Nov. 14 board meeting, trustees heard a presentation on what the new boundaries could look like.

In 2024, Barbara Bennett Elementary School and Iowa Colony Junior High School are opening. Meanwhile, a number of campuses already opened are at capacity. The goal of the new boundaries was to take into account the new schools, as well as lower the number of students at others.

The boundaries will affect several elementary and junior high schools in the district, according to district documents.

Diving in deeper

Elementary schools affected by the new boundaries include:
  • Meridiana
  • EC Mason
  • Pomona
  • Savannah Lakes
The changes will mean a number of schools will have several more years before capacity is expected to become an issue again, according to district documents. Schools such as Sanchez and the new Bennett Elementary, for example, are expected to not be at over capacity until the 2028-29 school year.

Jeter Elementary, in the new plan, is expected to reach capacity in the 2024-25 school year, while Pomona will be near it in 2025-26, and past it in 2026-27, according to district documents.

Those junior high schools affected by the new boundaries include:
  • Caffey
  • Manvel
  • Alvin
  • Fairview
  • Rodeo Palms
For the junior high schools, none of the district’s nine campuses are expected to be nearing capacity until 2027-28 with the new changes, except for McNair, which is expected to reach capacity in 2024-25, documents show.

Quote of note

“The work that goes into these things is tremendous, and there’s a lot of thought,” board President Earl Humbird said. “It’s not an easy task.”

Stay tuned

The presentation at the Nov. 14 meeting was informational only. Trustees are expected to vote on the final boundaries at their December meeting.

In the meantime, there will be opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the boundaries, such as at a Parent University class. A date was not given for the meeting.

For more details and information on the boundaries, visit the district’s website.