Southwest / South-Central Boundary

Purpose

The purpose of these boundary changes are to create an attendance area for the new southwest elementary school and to balance enrollments at other elementary schools within the area.

With the passing of the 2017 Bond, the construction of a new southwest elementary school was funded to relieve overcrowding at Baranoff and Kiker elementary schools. The new school is scheduled to open for the 2020-21 school year. The Boundary Advisory Committee (BAC) will make a recommendation for an attendance area for the new school.

Concurrently, the BAC will also evaluate additional boundary changes to address other overcrowded and under-enrolled schools in the area. Schools that may be affected include Baranoff, Boone, Cowan, and Kocurek elementary schools.


Process

The Boundary Advisory Committee, under the direction of the superintendent, will develop a recommendation for the new attendance area, and other boundary changes to balance enrollments through a public process, ultimately approved by the Board of Trustees. The BAC will work closely with each Campus Advisory Council (CAC) and opportunities for community input will be available throughout the process.

Boundary changes under discussion are:

  • Create an attendance area for the new southwest elementary school (located within the Avana subdivision) from the existing Kiker and Baranoff attendance areas.
  • Provide additional relief from overcrowding at Kiker through a potential boundary change with Mills.
  • Provide additional relief from overcrowding at Baranoff through a potential boundary change that could involve Kocurek or Menchaca.
  • Provide relief from overcrowding at Cowan through a potential boundary change with Boone.

Concurrently, the district is undertaking a process to provide better learning environments and opportunities for all students, referred to as the School Changes process. This process will reimagine how our schools could be used to benefit students and communities, reinvest resources to bring the visions into reality and reinvent how students are educated in Austin ISD.

The work of the Boundary Advisory Committee on the southwest and south central boundary processes, and subsequently the superintendent’s recommendation, will be incorporated into the school changes process.

Feedback Received

Feedback Form - Comments received through July 22, 2019


BAC Preliminary Boundary Maps

July 18 and 20 BAC Community Open Houses

Over six months, the BAC has analyzed data, and listened to the community to develop recommended boundary maps that impact the Baranoff, Boone, Cowan, Kocurek, Kiker elementary communities, and the Bailey and Gorzycki middle school communities. These maps will be presented at the July 18 and July 20 community open houses for discussion and feedback.  

BAC members, and district staff will be in attendance to explain data, answer questions, and have a dialogue about the preliminary boundary maps.

The BAC will meet on July 23 to evaluate and discuss community feedback and provide final recommendations to the Superintendent. In turn, the Superintendent will provide a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for final approval, currently scheduled for October.

July 18 and July 20 Open House Feedback


Primary and Secondary Criteria

The main goal of the Boundary Advisory Committee is to balance enrollment between 75-115% of a school's permanent capacity, referred to as primary criteria.  Portable classrooms are not considered permanent capacity. 

Additionally, the BAC develops secondary criteria (goals) for each boundary change that are used to develop draft boundary maps.  Using feedback from the affected campus advisory councils, the BAC developed the following prioritized secondary criteria for each boundary process as identified in the Process section above:

  1. Maintain as much walkability and biking as possible, while providing for safe routes.
  2. Use major roads and subdivisions as boundaries.
  3. Carefully consider transportation routes.

Timeline

January 2019
BAC begins boundary process
Feb. – July 2019
BAC, CAC and community meetings to develop recommendations
July 2019
Community Open House to present preliminary boundary scenario maps
October 2019
Board meeting to approve School Changes scenarios (which includes boundary changes)
January 2020
Affected families to receive notification of boundary changes
August 2020
New southwest elementary school opens; boundary changes are implemented; and first phase of reimagined schools open.

Meetings

April 22, 2019
Baranoff - Campus Advisory Councils
3:15 p.m. – Baranoff Library, topics include boundary scenario maps for discussion and timeline presented.
April 22, 2019
Baranoff Community Meeting
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Baranoff Library, hosted by Principal Megan Counihan
May 2, 2019
Cowan - Campus Advisory Councils
5:30 p.m. – Cowan Library
May 6, 2019
Kiker - Campus Advisory Councils
3:15 p.m. – Kiker Library
May 6, 2019
Kiker - Community Meeting, hosted by Principal David Crissey
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. – To be determined
May 7, 2019
Boundary Advisory Committee
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. – Board Auditorium
May 29, 2019
Boundary Advisory Committee
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. – Board Auditorium
June 13, 2019
Boundary Advisory Committee
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. – Board Auditorium
June 18, 2019
Boundary Advisory Committee
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. – Crockett High School - Cafeteria
July 18, 2019
Boundary Advisory Committee Open House - Southwest and South Central Boundaries
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. – Bailey Middle School - Cafeteria
July 20, 2019
Boundary Advisory Committee Open House - Southwest and South Central Boundaries
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. – Gorzycki Middle School - Cafeteria
July 23, 2019
Boundary Advisory Committee
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. – Crockett High School - Cafeteria
July 29, 2019
The BAC will not meet on July 29 as discussed as a possibility at its last meeting.  The next meeting will be scheduled for late-August and will be posted as soon as the date, time and location are verified.

 

Ways to Engage

Feedback Form
Email


Boundary Materials

Map of enrollment capacity from lowest to highest follows. Blue Group: Boone 69%. Green Group: Clayton 101%, Mills 107%. Patton 107%, Sunset Valley 100%, Cunningham 90%, Casey 87%, Kocurek 84%. Yellow Group: Baldwin 117%, Menchaca 120%, Cowan 124%. Orange Group: Baranoff 126%. Red Group: Kiker 153%

2018-2019 Percent of Permanent Enrollment Capacity (Attend)

Enrollment capacity for lowest to highest to follow. Blue Group: Boone 58%. Green Group: Clayton 89%, Mills 101%, Patton 109%, Sunset Valley 109%, Cunnigham 81%, Casey 99%, Kocurek 79%, Williams 86%, Menchaca 85%. Yellow Group: Baldwin 115%, Baranoff 118%, Cowan 119%. Orange Group Kiker 147%. Red Group: None.

2023-2024 Percent of Permanent Enrollment Capacity (Attend)

Baranoff Elementary Population Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 794 8 20 166 160 179 160 146 167 1,006    
2015/16 794 8 28 150 161 174 182 165 146 1,014 8 0.80%
2016/17 794 6 25 176 155 169 176 190 169 1,066 52 5.13%
2017/18 794 8 32 192 170 164 168 173 190 1,097 31 2.91%
2018/19 794 12 37 184 187 165 166 171 182 1,104 7 0.64%
2019/20 794 12 37 182 182 187 162 166 172 1,100 ‐4 ‐0.40%
2020/21 794 12 36 184 178 181 183 160 166 1,100 1 0.06%
2021/22 794 12 36 176 180 175 178 183 161 1,101 1 0.09%
2022/23 794 12 36 176 173 179 172 177 184 1,109 8 0.73%
2023/24 794 12 36 177 173 171 176 171 178 1,094 ‐15 ‐1.35%
2024/25 794 12 36 177 174 171 169 175 172 1,086 ‐8 ‐0.71%
2025/26 794 12 37 173 174 173 169 168 176 1,082 ‐5 ‐0.44%
2026/27 794 12 37 176 170 173 170 168 169 1,075 ‐7 ‐0.63%
2027/28 794 12 37 183 173 169 170 169 169 1,082 7 0.67%
2028/29 794 12 37 185 180 172 167 169 171 1,093 11 1.03%
Baranoff Elementary Enrollment Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 794 2 0 165 158 178 169 155 167 994    
2015/16 794 4 0 144 166 169 181 171 149 984 ‐10 ‐1.01%
2016/17 794 2 0 169 146 171 176 188 169 1,021 37 3.76%
2017/18 794 1 0 175 168 155 165 170 180 1,014 ‐7 ‐0.69%
2018/19 794 3 0 170 170 158 154 165 177 997 ‐17 ‐1.68%
2019/20 794 3 0 168 167 168 154 150 161 971 ‐26 ‐2.61%
2020/21 794 3 0 170 164 164 161 149 146 957 ‐14 ‐1.44%
2021/22 794 3 0 163 165 158 159 156 147 951 ‐6 ‐0.63%
2022/23 794 3 0 163 159 161 153 155 153 947 ‐4 ‐0.42%
2023/24 794 3 0 164 159 155 156 149 152 938 ‐9 ‐0.95%
2024/25 794 3 0 164 160 155 151 153 147 933 ‐5 ‐0.53%
2025/26 794 3 0 161 159 156 151 148 150 928 ‐5 ‐0.54%
2026/27 794 3 0 164 157 155 151 147 145 922 ‐6 ‐0.65%
2027/28 794 3 0 171 160 153 151 147 145 930 8 0.87%
2028/29 794 3 0 173 167 156 149 147 145 940 10 1.08%
Boone Elementary Population Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 752 10 32 79 80 75 71 64 65 476    
2015/16 752 6 50 87 78 70 81 63 62 497 21 4.41%
2016/17 752 11 35 70 78 73 73 79 65 484 ‐13 ‐2.62%
2017/18 752 12 40 68 68 80 66 71 65 470 ‐14 ‐2.89%
2018/19 752 9 30 68 66 62 71 62 66 434 ‐36 ‐7.66%
2019/20 752 9 30 67 64 62 61 67 59 419 ‐15 ‐3.53%
2020/21 752 9 29 70 65 60 57 62 65 417 ‐1 ‐0.31%
2021/22 752 9 29 68 67 60 56 55 58 402 ‐15 ‐3.60%
2022/23 752 9 29 70 65 63 57 53 53 399 ‐3 ‐0.75%
2023/24 752 9 29 72 67 61 63 58 51 410 11 2.75%
2024/25 752 9 30 74 69 62 59 61 55 419 8 1.99%
2025/26 752 9 30 78 71 64 61 57 60 430 11 2.66%
2026/27 752 9 30 75 75 66 64 61 55 435 5 1.20%
2027/28 752 9 30 77 72 70 65 62 59 444 9 2.10%
2028/29 752 9 30 78 74 67 69 62 63 452 8 1.84%
Boone Elementary Enrollment Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 752 9 40 88 76 81 69 67 69 499    
2015/16 752 8 101 89 83 74 90 62 66 573 74 14.83%
2016/17 752 6 96 75 88 77 75 89 62 568 ‐5 ‐0.87%
2017/18 752 12 71 75 70 84 73 77 73 535 ‐33 ‐5.81%
2018/19 752 10 65 67 75 70 82 70 78 517 ‐18 ‐3.36%
2019/20 752 10 64 66 64 71 69 79 67 490 ‐27 ‐5.15%
2020/21 752 10 64 69 63 61 68 69 77 481 ‐10 ‐1.97%
2021/22 752 10 64 65 67 61 56 65 65 453 ‐28 ‐5.84%
2022/23 752 10 64 67 62 64 58 53 62 440 ‐13 ‐2.87%
2023/24 752 10 64 68 64 59 64 59 51 439 ‐1 ‐0.23%
2024/25 752 10 64 69 66 61 57 62 56 445 6 1.44%
2025/26 752 10 64 73 66 63 60 56 61 453 8 1.87%
2026/27 752 10 65 70 70 63 63 60 54 455 1 0.29%
2027/28 752 10 65 71 68 67 62 60 58 461 6 1.39%
2028/29 752 10 65 72 69 65 66 59 61 467 6 1.37%
Cowan Elementary Population Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 648 8 51 142 132 119 132 110 115 809    
2015/16 648 11 64 123 136 117 114 134 100 799 ‐10 ‐1.24%
2016/17 648 20 87 129 130 132 125 134 133 890 91 11.39%
2017/18 648 14 81 147 128 130 130 125 133 888 ‐2 ‐0.22%
2018/19 648 5 80 126 141 139 125 120 122 858 ‐30 ‐3.38%
2019/20 648 5 79 128 126 140 136 127 116 857 ‐1 ‐0.09%
2020/21 648 5 78 132 133 127 142 132 122 871 14 1.66%
2021/22 648 5 78 124 137 136 129 137 126 872 1 0.11%
2022/23 648 5 78 128 129 138 138 127 132 875 3 0.34%
2023/24 648 5 78 120 129 131 140 134 122 859 ‐16 ‐1.83%
2024/25 648 5 79 114 118 131 134 136 129 846 ‐14 ‐1.58%
2025/26 648 5 79 111 115 120 134 131 131 826 ‐20 ‐2.32%
2026/27 648 5 80 113 111 117 122 131 126 805 ‐22 ‐2.62%
2027/28 648 5 80 114 113 113 119 119 126 789 ‐16 ‐1.94%
2028/29 648 5 80 114 115 115 115 116 115 775 ‐14 ‐1.72%
Cowan Elementary Enrollment Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 648 6 44 148 126 130 121 117 108 800    
2015/16 648 8 49 125 138 114 118 124 114 790 ‐10 ‐1.25%
2016/17 648 15 55 123 130 142 126 130 118 839 49 6.20%
2017/18 648 11 65 116 120 131 141 126 131 841 2 0.24%
2018/19 648 4 54 118 119 130 129 131 117 802 ‐39 ‐4.64%
2019/20 648 4 53 116 118 121 131 127 125 795 ‐7 ‐0.82%
2020/21 648 4 53 119 119 120 123 125 122 785 ‐11 ‐1.32%
2021/22 648 4 53 117 122 122 122 116 119 775 ‐10 ‐1.28%
2022/23 648 4 53 121 120 124 124 118 111 775 0 0.00%
2023/24 648 4 53 114 120 123 126 119 113 772 ‐3 ‐0.39%
2024/25 648 4 53 108 111 123 126 121 114 760 ‐12 ‐1.52%
2025/26 648 4 53 105 107 114 126 121 116 746 ‐14 ‐1.81%
2026/27 648 4 54 107 104 110 116 120 116 731 ‐16 ‐2.11%
2027/28 648 4 54 108 106 107 112 111 115 717 ‐14 ‐1.88%
2028/29 648 4 54 108 107 109 109 107 106 704 ‐13 ‐1.78%
Kiker Elementary Population Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 731 12 14 151 161 154 173 140 164 969    
2015/16 731 9 16 143 161 163 158 168 142 960 ‐9 ‐0.93%
2016/17 731 10 22 176 143 173 172 159 168 1,023 63 6.56%
2017/18 731 13 15 201 186 157 170 178 163 1,083 60 5.87%
2018/19 731 7 28 181 202 178 173 170 176 1,115 32 2.95%
2019/20 731 7 28 172 185 197 182 173 167 1,111 ‐4 ‐0.38%
2020/21 731 7 27 170 177 183 200 179 170 1,113 3 0.25%
2021/22 731 7 27 167 173 183 190 197 175 1,119 6 0.54%
2022/23 731 7 27 165 171 173 188 188 194 1,113 ‐6 ‐0.54%
2023/24 731 7 27 165 169 172 178 185 185 1,088 ‐25 ‐2.25%
2024/25 731 7 28 166 168 172 179 176 182 1,078 ‐11 ‐1.00%
2025/26 731 7 28 166 170 156 178 177 173 1,055 ‐23 ‐2.12%
2026/27 731 7 28 169 170 168 161 176 174 1,053 ‐2 ‐0.18%
2027/28 731 7 28 170 173 166 173 159 173 1,049 ‐4 ‐0.37%
2028/29 731 7 28 171 174 167 171 171 157 1,046 ‐3 ‐0.27%
Kiker Elementary Enrollment Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 731 18 21 152 170 161 171 152 177 1,022    
2015/16 731 11 23 141 163 172 168 167 153 998 ‐24 ‐2.35%
2016/17 731 12 25 180 140 173 180 170 169 1,049 51 5.11%
2017/18 731 14 25 201 183 154 173 188 173 1,111 62 5.91%
2018/19 731 8 21 186 201 175 165 173 192 1,121 10 0.90%
2019/20 731 8 21 177 184 196 178 164 172 1,100 ‐21 ‐1.89%
2020/21 731 8 21 174 175 182 200 174 161 1,095 ‐5 ‐0.47%
2021/22 731 8 21 171 171 181 188 195 172 1,107 12 1.09%
2022/23 731 8 21 169 169 171 186 186 193 1,103 ‐4 ‐0.36%
2023/24 731 8 21 169 167 170 176 183 184 1,078 ‐25 ‐2.27%
2024/25 731 8 21 170 168 170 177 174 182 1,070 ‐8 ‐0.73%
2025/26 731 8 21 170 167 156 176 175 173 1,046 ‐24 ‐2.23%
2026/27 731 8 21 173 168 165 161 173 174 1,043 ‐3 ‐0.28%
2027/28 731 8 21 174 171 165 170 158 172 1,039 ‐4 ‐0.37%
2028/29 731 8 21 175 173 165 170 167 157 1,036 ‐3 ‐0.28%
Kocurek Elementary Population Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 673 9 52 105 95 90 96 100 99 646    
2015/16 673 5 51 85 98 88 84 92 95 598 ‐48 ‐7.43%
2016/17 673 5 65 92 84 94 85 84 76 585 ‐13 ‐2.17%
2017/18 673 7 79 87 82 98 99 93 83 628 43 7.35%
2018/19 673 5 88 87 88 73 82 78 83 584 ‐44 ‐7.01%
2019/20 673 5 87 88 92 86 68 78 69 573 ‐11 ‐1.86%
2020/21 673 5 86 84 87 92 79 63 75 571 ‐2 ‐0.33%
2021/22 673 5 86 77 86 83 82 70 57 546 ‐25 ‐4.39%
2022/23 673 5 86 79 79 84 82 83 67 565 19 3.48%
2023/24 673 5 86 77 80 77 78 77 75 555 ‐10 ‐1.77%
2024/25 673 5 87 82 78 77 73 74 71 547 ‐9 ‐1.54%
2025/26 673 5 87 78 83 76 74 71 69 543 ‐4 ‐0.65%
2026/27 673 5 87 78 79 81 72 70 68 540 ‐3 ‐0.47%
2027/28 673 5 88 80 79 77 77 69 66 541 0 0.08%
2028/29 673 5 88 79 81 77 73 74 65 542 1 0.27%
Kocurek Elementary Enrollment Projections
Year
(Oct.)
Capacity EE PK K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Absolute
Growth
%
Growth
2014/15 673 7 46 83 85 77 80 74 87 539    
2015/16 673 4 41 66 84 78 73 76 69 491 ‐48 ‐8.91%
2016/17 673 7 80 77 70 76 81 75 73 539 48 9.78%
2017/18 673 5 83 83 76 74 83 100 74 578 39 7.24%
2018/19 673 6 90 80 86 67 72 71 93 565 ‐13 ‐2.25%
2019/20 673 6 89 84 83 79 68 74 66 549 ‐16 ‐2.81%
2020/21 673 6 88 80 85 77 81 70 71 558 9 1.66%
2021/22 673 6 88 74 82 76 77 78 65 546 ‐12 ‐2.17%
2022/23 673 6 88 75 76 75 75 77 75 547 1 0.18%
2023/24 673 6 88 73 77 70 75 75 70 534 ‐13 ‐2.38%
2024/25 673 6 89 77 75 70 70 75 70 532 ‐3 ‐0.48%
2025/26 673 6 89 73 79 69 70 70 70 526 ‐6 ‐1.05%
2026/27 673 6 89 73 75 72 69 70 67 521 ‐5 ‐0.87%
2027/28 673 6 90 75 75 69 72 69 66 522 0 0.09%
2028/29 673 6 90 74 77 69 69 72 65 522 0 0.09%