Leander ISD attendance zones outline where children in a particular neighborhood will attend elementary, middle or high school.
Street Directory Listing
The Leander ISD Street Directory Listing enables families to find the school that their student(s) are zoned to attend. To locate this information, please search the document linked above for your street name. The directory listing contains street names, address ranges, and direction if it applies (i.e. N for north, S for South) as well as a column indicating Odd, Even or Both. In some cases you will find that a street name and number will attend a particular school based on the street number being odd or even.
Attendance Zone Maps
Year to year, there are changes in the attendance zones once approved by the LISD Board of Trustees. Please refer to the Street Directory Listing to see which school your student is zoned to attend. The approved attendance zones maps are listed below.
- 2020–21 Elementary School
- 2020–21 Middle School
- High School: 2020–21 9th Grade| 2020–21 10th–12th Grade
- 2021–22 Elementary School
- 2021–22 Middle School
- High School: 2021–22 9th & 10th Grade | 2021–22 11th & 12th Grade
This product is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries.
Future Attendance Zoning
Leander ISD is working to rezone elementary schools for the opening of Tarvin Elementary School in August 2021 (currently under construction near the Palmera Ridge subdivision off Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Leander) and Elementary School 29 in August 2022 (planned for the Bryson subdivision near 183A and south of TX-29 in Leander). ES 29 is expected for the 2022–23 school year but has not been approved for construction as we monitor enrollment growth and state public school funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
School Feeder Patterns
Attendance Zoning FAQs
How does Leander ISD determine attendance boundaries?
Each October, Leander ISD receives an annual demographic update from Population and Survey Analysts (PASA). By studying student residential locations, potential growth and decline, housing trends, and economic factors inherent to the district. PASA studied the expected long‐term trends for the district, and created a dataset to use in planning for the next 10 years. Attendance Zoning Recommendations:
- Must provide for safety and efficiency.
- Shall not be constrained by previous attendance zone actions or guidelines.
- Shall not be constrained by the current boundary lines.
- Utilize the enrollment projections, construction schedules, and other pertinent data as a basis for development.
- Wherever possible, should include balanced enrollment sizes at existing campuses (and considering campus capacities) in preference to opening new buildings.
- Neighborhood code designations may only be adjusted by administration.
What is the Board Review process?
The Board process is as follows (Flow Chart Graphic):
- District staff facilitate community discussion and feedback collection regarding project charter, defining the core values. Core values are the considerations or preferences included in a zoning change. The values could include, but are not limited to:
- maintaining feeder patterns
- relieving overcrowded schools
- balancing enrollments; or
- minimizing changes for students.
- District staff summarize charter feedback and present to the Board for review.
- Board approves project charter.
- District staff build possible attendance zoning scenarios and facilitate community discussion and feedback collection on each scenario.
- District staff publish scenario for public comment, including community forums.
- District staff provides recommendation report to the Board.
- Board reviews and adopts final zoning that will take effect for the 2021–22 school year.
How are final decisions made?
The Board will evaluate presented scenarios, taking into consideration necessary criteria and feedback from the public/community. Upon completion of this process, the Board will adopt the school attendance zones.
How can I share input on zoning changes?
In an effort to increase the opportunities for community members and/or parents, the District is providing the following methods for feedback:
- Click on this Let’s Talk link to submit a question regarding Attendance Zoning.
- You can also contact the Facility and Operations department at 512-570-0400.
- Staff will conduct at least two public feedback meetings to present the recommended scenario. Please check the Attendance Zones page for more information.
If we are rezoned, will this be the only time?
Leander ISD will continue to open schools to meet the needs of student enrollment growth. The district will always try to not move students within the same grade group (elementary, high school, middle school) more than twice in a two-year period.
If I am rezoned, will I be able to choose to stay at my current school?
A formal decision on transfer policy is made at the end of the zoning process when the Board adopts a new zone for the 2021–2022 school year.
Historically, for elementary school zoning changes, the policy has allowed 2020–2021 4th-grade students, and their siblings, to apply for a transfer and remain at their 2020–2021 zoned campus for the first year the new zoning takes effect (2021–2022). Parents would be required to provide transportation for their transfer students.
Any transfer exceptions regarding these potential zoning changes will be discussed and adopted along with the zoning scenario.
How is UIL eligibility affected by rezoning, especially if a student is granted a transfer back to his/her previous campus?
Students zoned to a new campus have no issues being eligible to immediately participate in UIL activities for that school.
Similarly, if a student is granted a transfer back to their former (as opposed to their assigned) campus, UIL participation eligibility will be unaffected so long as the student has completed a year of study at that campus.
If a freshman student is granted a voluntary transfer to a campus other than the one they are assigned, per LISD transfer guidelines, they are ineligible to participate in competitions for one calendar year. After a year at the campus, they are eligible to play at the varsity level.
Please contact the LISD Athletic Department with any questions.
Why can’t LISD align feeder patterns, let students attend schools close to home AND balance enrollments?
While we work to achieve these three priorities that our community has deemed most important, that simply isn’t possible in most of the district.
For example, if you relieve overcrowding at one school, you could create a split feeder pattern or send students to a school farther from their neighborhood. In developing the proposed plan, LISD sought to balance each priority as best as possible.
What potential issues would an over-enrolled school have?
Overcrowded schools create a higher need for portable buildings and lead to other adjustments, such as crowded and mixed grade level lunch periods and hallways; increased number of academic teams; and impacts to participation on competitive teams and performance groups.
When school enrollments exceed the building’s capacity, LISD may need to adjust school administrative staffing, traffic patterns and safety protocols.