Every two years, the UIL uses student enrollment figures to determine school districts' classifications (6A through 1A), then realigns districts to balance the number of teams and to minimize travel. The announcement will identify the districts Longview ISD will compete against in UIL events for the 2016-2018 school years.
Longview has been in District 15-5A with Greenville, Hallsville, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Pine Tree, Sulphur Springs, and Texas High since 2014.
According to UIL cutoff numbers, high schools with 2,150 students or more will be placed in District 6A. On Snapshot Day — the last Friday of October — Longview High School's enrollment was 2,038 students, and enrollment at Longview Early Graduation High School was 162 students. Enrollment at the two campuses is combined to find the district's total high school enrollment of 2,200 students.
In 2012 and 2013 — when 5A was the largest UIL conference — the Lobos competed in District 12-5A with Mesquite, Mesquite Horn, North Mesquite, Rockwall, Rockwall Heath and Tyler Lee. The Lobos competed in District 11-5A during the 2010 and 2011 seasons with Mesquite, Mesquite Horn, North Mesquite, Tyler Lee and DeSoto.
Frequently asked questions about UIL realignment
What teams will Longview High School compete against in the 2016-2018 realignment?
The teams we will compete against will be determined by UIL on Monday, February 1, 2016.
What is the enrollment cutoff point for the 2016-2018 realignment?
6A = 2,150 and above
5A = 1,100-2,149
4A = 480-1,099
3A = 221-479
2A = 105-220
1A = 104.9 and below
What is our high school enrollment for the 2016-2018 realignment?
The enrollment submission that was used to determine classification and district alignments for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years occurred on Oct. 30, 2015. Longview High School’s enrollment submission was 2,200 students in grades 9-12.
UIL realignment puts Longview in District 11-6A with Mesquite, Rockwall, and Tyler ISDs. Coach John King finalizes football schedule for 2016.
The Lobos will join John Tyler, Robert E. Lee, Mesquite, Mesquite-Horn, North Mesquite, Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath for 2016 through 2018.
Longview's season starts Aug. 26 in Lufkin, then to Marshall on Sept. 2, before their home opener Sept. 9 against South Oak Cliff ends non-district competition.
The Lobos open league play Sept. 16 by hosting Mesquite Horn, then traveling to Tyler's Rose Stadium to face Robert E. Lee. Longview hosts Rockwall on Sept. 30 before their bye week.
Oct. 14 district action continues when the Lobos head to North Mesquite, hosting John Tyler the next week on Oct. 21.
A trip to Rockwall-Heath Oct. 28 leads up to the final regular season game Nov. 4 against Mesquite at home for Senior Night.