At its regularly scheduled meeting on December 18, the Irving ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve three separate measures to rebalance enrollment, prevent a potential budget shortfall and address declining enrollment trends across the district.

Effective in the 2024-2025 school year, the district will close Britain Elementary School and Elliott Elementary School. Students currently zoned for Britain will be rezoned into Schulze, John Haley and Townley Elementary Schools. We will also adjust the boundaries of John Haley and Lively Elementary Schools to accommodate the increase in student population. Students currently zoned for Elliott will be rezoned into Stipes Elementary School. A portion of Stipes students will be rezoned for Brown Elementary to rebalance enrollment. 

Effective in the 2025-2026 school year, de Zavala Middle School will be designated as a School of Opportunity, similar to the district’s high school choice programs (Singley Academy, Singley Collegiate Academy and South Irving Collegiate at Nimitz High School). Students will apply to attend this school. We want to reiterate that de Zavala Middle School will not be closing.

Students currently zoned for de Zavala will be rezoned into neighboring schools. Other rezoning changes are being proposed in the 2025-2026 school year for Johnson, Crockett, Lamar and Bowie Middle Schools for better alignment to the high school feeder. 

The district did not make this decision lightly and understands the profound impact of these changes. However, we have an obligation to our students to provide them the best education possible and a commitment to our community to be great stewards of tax dollars. These decisions will strengthen our district academically and financially.

The resolutions were presented by district administration and discussed over a series of Board meetings and public hearings this fall. At the September 18 Board meeting, a motion was made to explore adjustments to boundaries at the elementary and middle school levels. The motion carried and was approved by the Board of Trustees for the district to move forward in presenting the information to the community and stakeholders. District officials presented a recommendation of proposed changes to the Board of Trustees at the October 23 Board meeting then met with the staff and held a Town Hall meeting for the community of each of the three impacted campuses. 

The district has created a Boundary Changes webpage where presentations, maps, a timeline, frequently asked questions and other related information are housed. View the webpage at