Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect that Tomball ISD's newly adopted school attendance boundaries are revised versions of the district's fourth proposed plans.

Tomball ISD trustees on Jan. 9 unanimously approved new attendance boundaries for the district’s elementary schools, reassigning an estimated 1,823 students for the 2024-25 school year.

Long story short

Map drafts for elementary, intermediate, junior high and high school boundaries were published on TISD’s website in early November. The fourth plan, incorporating parent comments made during two listening tours, was posted in mid-November.

TISD trustees approved a revised version of the fourth set of maps for elementary boundaries on Jan. 9 and endorsed revised versions of the fourth plans for the intermediate, junior high and high schools. The approved maps were recommended by administrators on Jan. 8.

“We're going to maintain flexibility—[to] call an audible, if you will—in terms of the intermediate, junior high or high school zones based upon things that may happen between now and when West Intermediate opens,” board Assistant Secretary Michael J. Pratt said.

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The rezoning process incorporated collaboration and feedback “in every way” district leaders could, Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said.

“This isn't a process that will ever please everybody, but it was our goal to please as many as we could [while] still accomplishing what we needed to accomplish,” she said.

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On Oct. 10, TISD leaders announced the campus boundary reset process, with the new zoning set to take effect in August when West Elementary School opens.

The need for a boundary redesign comes from student population growth and new schools that will be opening, as previously reported by Community Impact. Four schools—funded by TISD’s $494.46 million 2021 bond—will open from August 2024 to August 2026.

Within seven school years, eight TISD schools are expected to exceed capacity if no boundary changes were made or new schools are added, according to enrollment projections posted on TISD’s boundary reset website.