PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Pflugerville ISD’s school board voted Thursday night to redraw attendance zones for the next school year.
The district said it will impact about 250 students at Delco Primary School, Dessau Elementary, Copperfield Elementary, Dessau Middle School, Westview Middle School, Weiss High School and Connally High School.
The district’s student population more than doubled in the last 20 years -- and it's expected to grow from about 24,000 now to 31,000 in the next 10 years.
Hispanics make up almost half of students in the district.
"Since we lived here, it's been growing pretty fast,” Franceli Mercado, a Delco Primary parent, said. “I've seen it also in traffic.”
Mercado remembers when she attended school at Pflugerville ISD.
"I love their district,” Mercado said. “I love their schools, their teachers.”
To adjust to the growth, the district is making at least three major changes:
- Changing attendance zones to “balance enrollment,” according to the district
- Turning both Delco and Dessau into full Pre-K through fifth grade campuses
- Passing a bond last year to build two elementary schools and one middle school
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A total of 159 students are expected to move from Delco and Dessau Elementary Schools to Copperfield Elementary; 69 from Dessau Middle School to Westview; and 30 from Weiss High School to Connally.
The district is allowing some students, like fifth and eighth graders, to stay at their schools.