Arlington’s most senior schools remain in a district essentially unchanged from the past two years.
Arlington High, Bowie, Lamar, Martin and Sam Houston will compete in District 4-6A and again be paired with Fort Worth Paschal, North Crowley and Weatherford.
The Young Women’s Leadership Academy, the Fort Worth school district’s first single-gender school, has been added and will compete in girls sports.
Class 6A includes schools with enrollments of 2,100 students and more.
Arlington Seguin will play in District 14-5A with four of Mansfield’s schools – Lake Ridge, Legacy, Summit and Timberview – and Lancaster, Red Oak and Waxahachie.
Aledo grouped with Johnson County schools
Aledo has been moved out of its alignment with Fort Worth schools and will move into District 8-5A, a league predominantly made up of schools in Johnson County.
The Bearcats will be joined their for the 2014-16 school years with Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Crowley, Everman, Joshua and Granbury.
Class 5A was formerly 4A the past two years and includes schools with enrollments between 1060-2099.
Aledo’s stay in District 7-4A the past two years was marked with controversy because of the Bearcats’ dominance.
The Bearcats marched through district by winning all seven games by an average score of 76-7 en route to the Class 4A Division II state title.
Dunbar and Grapevine in same district
The UIL divided Fort Worth’s 11 Class 5A schools into two districts.
The Fort Worth school district’s Carter-Riverside, Dunbar, Eastern Hills and Polytechnic will compete in District 6-5A with suburbia’s Grapevine, which dropped in classification, Lake Dallas and North Richland Hills Birdville.
District 7-5A is comprised of all Fort Worth schools, including Arlington Heights, North Side, South Hills, Southwest, Trimble Tech and Western Hills.
By: John Henry
Special to the Star-Telegram