GRANBURY MOVING TO DISTRICT 9-5A IN UIL REALIGNMENT
February 1, 2016
Granbury High School is
moving to District 9-5A for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. The classification was made as part of the
biennial reclassification and realignment of schools by the University
Interscholastic League, a division of the University of Texas at Austin that
oversees school extracurricular activities.
The UIL made the announcement on February 1, 2016.
The district change,
which also moved the Pirates and Lady Pirates to Region II, basically keeps GHS
football and basketball with the same schools for the next two years. Other schools in the district are Arlington
Seguin, Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Crowley, Everman, and Joshua. Current district foe Aledo will move to
District 6-5A with Azle, Brewer, Saginaw, and Northwest high schools.
Granbury ISD submitted 1,959.5
students for the realignment process – up from 1,911 turned in 2013 and 1,887.5
in 2011. Class 5A is composed of schools
with student populations between 1,100 and 2,149.
“Granbury students will
continue to have the opportunity to compete at a high level in Texas high
school sports,” said GISD athletic director Dwight Butler. “Competition is always challenging regardless
of classification, and we hope to offer students the opportunity to learn
character, leadership, and sportsmanship regardless of the class or district
that we are assigned.”
Realignment for other
extracurricular groups will be released later in the spring. Other athletic and academic teams have
generally followed the districts for football and basketball.
The UIL is the
rulemaking body for educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music
contests in Texas public schools. The
league aims to provide healthy, character building, educational activities
carried out under rules providing for good sportsmanship and fair play for all