Campus Boundary Changes

  • After carefully evaluating enrollment trends, building capacity, financial impact of underutilization and current age of facilities, the difficult decision has been made to implement attendance boundary changes for the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 school years. Extensive attendance boundary updates have not occurred in Irving ISD since 2011. In the last 12 years, there have been significant shifts in demographics, enrollment and facility needs. 

    For the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, the following school consolidation moves will take place: 

    • Britain Elementary School will close and be rezoned into Schulze, John Haley and Townley Elementary School

      • A portion of students zoned to John Haley and Lively Elementary Schools will be adjusted to rebalance enrollment

    • Elliott Elementary School will close and be rezoned into Stipes Elementary School

      • A portion of Stipes and Brown Elementary Schools will be adjusted to rebalance enrollment.


    For the 2025-2026 school year, the following school consolidation moves will take place: 

    • de Zavala Middle School will be designated as a School of Opportunity, similar to the district’s high school choice programs (Singley Academy, Singley Collegiate Academy and South Irving Collegiate at Nimitz High School). Students will apply to attend this school.

    • The School Choice program will be phased in for de Zavala beginning with students entering the 6th grade. 
    • de Zavala will not be closing. However, incoming 6th graders will need to apply for acceptance. Students currently zoned for de Zavala will be rezoned to neighboring schools. 7th and 8th grade students currently attending de Zavala will not have to apply and will remain at the campus until entering High School. 

    • Additional rezoning changes are in effect for Johnson, Crockett, Lamar and Bowie Middle Schools for better alignment to the high school feeder.


Determining Boundary Adjustments

  • The decision to move forward with closing two schools - as well as moving students from one campus to another - is not one the district takes lightly and one we know has a profound impact on parents, local neighborhoods, communities, district staff and, most importantly, students. However, opting against school closure under conditions of declining enrollment and economic imperatives is not a wise course of action. We must also be fiscally responsible stewards of taxpayers’ hard-earned funds and make decisions in the best interest of our students. Our research has indicated that some buildings are under-utilized, and we are incurring unnecessary expenditures with spaces that are not occupied. 

    When determining the boundary adjustments, the following factors were taken into account:

    • Enrollment balance and declining enrollment trends over the past 10 years

    • Financial impact/responsibility

    • Communities and feeder patterns

    • Balancing over/under capacity

    • Special program placement and enrollment

    The result of declining enrollment in certain areas has been a strain on resources, contributing to student enrollment losses and exacerbating teacher shortages, with insufficient state legislative support for adequate public school funding compounding these issues.

    Amid declining enrollment and other pressing factors, an opportunity has emerged to address underutilization and create a more cohesive educational experience. This includes rectifying misaligned feeder patterns in specific areas across the district. Aligning feeder patterns serves to strengthen the district's capacity to provide academic program continuity for student cohorts, foster a sense of community and proactively anticipate future educational needs. Through thoughtful boundary changes, we aim to optimize both the educational and financial aspects of our district, ultimately ensuring a high-quality learning experience for all of our enrolled students.

Welcoming Incoming Students

  • Though change can be challenging, we are committed to providing comprehensive support to facilitate a smooth transition for your child. This includes orientation sessions, meetings with teachers and staff, and opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with their new learning environment. Our top priority remains the well-being and academic success of every student. Learn more about each campus transition plan on the corresponding pages below.

    Parent Welcome Meetings

    Each campus affected by the boundary rezoning will be hosting an important welcome meeting for parents whose students will be attending a new school in the 2024-2025 school year.

    Brown Elementary Thursday, April 4 5:30 - 6:30 PM
    John Haley Elementary Thursday, May 9 5:00 - 7:00 PM 
    Lively Elementary Thursday, April 25 5:30 - 7:30 PM 
    Schulze Elementary Thursday, April 11 5:30 - 7:00 PM
    Stipes Elementary  Tuesday, May 21 5:00 - 7:00 PM 
    Townley Elementary Thursday, May 9 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Preserving History & Saying Farewell

  • We understand that changing schools may disrupt relationships, daily routines and cherished attachments to particular people and places. In order to honor the rich history of Elliott and Britain Elementary Schools, committees will be planning an event as a way for families and alumni to say farewell and will incorporate campus artifacts for the closing schools into the receiving schools and the district Administration Building.

Campus Staffing

  • District leadership is committed to reassigning employment for employees impacted by the rezoning. Therefore, the changes will not result in the loss of jobs for campus staff. Students will continue to receive effective instruction on a daily basis, and student-teacher ratios will remain largely unchanged.

Campus Specific Information and Transition Plans

  • We want to hear from you!

  • Frequently Asked Questions on Boundary Changes