UIL Conference Cutoff Numbers
6A 2,100 and above
1A 104.9 and below
It is important to note that Weatherford ISD’s acceptance of transfer students did not result in Weatherford High School being classified as a 6A high school in this realignment. Included in the 2013 enrollment number of 2,227 were 66 transfer students in grades 9-12. Of those transfer students, 15 were children of employees of the district and 4 were children enrolled in the area deaf education program that Weatherford ISD provides. If you subtract the number of transfer students and those students enrolled in the deaf education program, Weatherford High School remains 61 students over the cut point for 6A.
The UIL will announce the conference districts, which will list the schools that will compete with Weatherford High School, on February 3, 2014. We are focused on being competitive in this new realignment.
I would like to reiterate that what the UIL does during realignment is a difficult job and regardless of their efforts they will be criticized by some for the outcome and praised by others. I believe the UIL works very hard to provide equity and common sense to the process. If you would like additional information about the process used by the UIL to realign districts, you may visit their website at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments. We will keep you informed as we learn more.
Thanks and Go Roos!
Jeffrey Hanks, Ph. D