Allen ISD Attendance Zone Realignment Information
Allen ISD is proposing changes to school boundaries for the 2013-2014 school year to accommodate the new Lindsey Elementary School in northwest Allen ISD, located north of Hwy 121 in the City of McKinney. The process began in August 2012 and will conclude in January 2013 when the Board of Trustees is scheduled to make a final decision. The presentation and proposed boundary changes are linked below.
As part of the process, two public meetings have been held at Cheatham Elementary in October and Curtis Middle School in November. These two meetings presented the proposed plans and received public comments. Following those meetings and a discussion with the Board of Trustees, the plans have been revised. The most recent proposal is shown below in the December 17, 2012 Board presentation.
FINAL MAPS APPROVED JANUARY 29, 2013
Elementary Attendance Zones (2013-2014) (Effective August 2013)
Middle School Attendance Boundary Map 2013-2014 (Effective August 2013)
Allen ISD Rezoning Presentation to Board Workshop (Dec. 17, 2012)
Allen ISD Rezoning Presentation to Board Workshop (Dec. 11, 2012)
Allen ISD Rezoning Presentation To Board of Trustees (Nov. 26, 2012)
Allen ISD Rezoning Presentation (Oct. 30, 2012)
Proposed Boundary Maps By Elementary School Zones
Questions & Answers About the Proposals
Has this rezoning decision already been made?
No. Only the Board of Trustees can make this decision. The school administration will make a recommendation to the Board based on the parameters set by the Board and the community input received at public hearings. The process will include two public meetings that will be held on October 30 and November 6. A recommendation will be made to the Board on December 17 and the Board is expected to make a decision on January 21 or later if necessary.
Why are there students coming to Allen ISD from McKinney?
City governments and school districts operate as different government agencies. School district boundaries are not contiguous with city boundaries. The boundaries were established up to 100 years ago when most of the land outside of the cities was farm land. As the cities incorporated former rural areas, the school boundaries did not change. Allen also has some students who live in Lucas, Parker and McKinney.
If the proposal is based upon enrollment projections, did the school district consider future growth in those projections?
Yes - the school district staff works with city planners and demographers to calculate how many homes will be built in new development areas and approximately how many children per home will come from those developments and apartment complexes. These projections are updated as the city master plan and zoning changes.
Are there any plans for the district to build another middle school in the future? What about another elementary school?
There are no plans for additional academic campuses in Allen ISD. The district is approaching "build-out" and with the addition of Lindsey Elementary School in the fall of 2013, the capacity of the campuses, combined with a classroom addition at Curtis Middle School, will be sufficient to handle the number of students enrolled in the district.Is it safe to transport students across major highway intersections?
School buses carry students to and from Allen High School, the Lowery Freshman Center, Curtis Middle School, Ereckson Middle School , Evans Elementary, Norton Elementary, and Boon Elementary across the major highway intersections intersections every day.
What are the capacities of Allen's three middle schools?
The capacities are:
· Ereckson Middle School: 1,400
· Curtis Middle School: 1,400 (includes addition to be completed in summer of 2013)
· Ford Middle School: 1,000
Emails for more information or to send comments and questions about the proposed attendance zones may be directed to
Beth Nicholas, who is coordinating the process. Email Beth Nicholas here.