As a fast-growth school district, Liberty Hill ISD works with demographers to closely monitor the patterns of growth in neighborhoods, new developments, and trends in the population. Every decision made in Liberty Hill ISD is made with a focus on students as our first priority. The district invests time, money and resources in order to provide equitable facilities and support systems to enhance a positive learning environment that fosters student and community pride.
During these reviews, the district recruits the feedback of parents, staff and administrators through a survey that is shared for their input. The final recommendation is then taken to the Board of Trustees to be voted on at a School Board meeting.
The district looks at functional building capacity. Elementary schools have a functional capacity of 800 or 900 students, middle schools have a functional capacity of 1,100 – 1,200 students and the high school will serve up to 2,400. The district is committed to a 22:1 ratio for grades kindergarten through fourth and 25:1 at the fifth-grade level, allowing for smaller classroom sizes. Due to rapid growth and as developments rise in certain areas, more neighborhoods could see changes on a more frequent basis.
The objective is to move students closer to a school during the rezoning process, however, in order to effectively and efficiently use space that is not always possible. Liberty Hill ISD believes the success of each student is a shared responsibility between the families, schools, and communities. The curriculum is the same throughout LHISD, all programs are consistent among the schools, and the campuses are very similar. Teachers attend the same professional development training and have access to the same resources across the school district.
As a fast-growth school district with more than 1,000+ projected new students each year, LHISD will continue to open schools to meet the needs of the growth. As a district covering 100 square miles, there will be times where growth is more active in certain areas of the school district. LHISD cannot guarantee attendance boundaries will not change again; however, the district can guarantee its promise to continue to monitor student growth and stay committed to using tax dollars wisely with a focus and priority on students and buildings that enhance student learning. These changes are being made to provide immediate relief to campuses that are reaching capacity as well as balance enrollment throughout the school district. The hope is boundaries will not have to be redrawn for several years. To prepare and plan, the district works closely with a demographer to predict growth and study trends.
LHISD recognizes changing schools can be a sensitive time for those involved. In a district that experiences rapid growth like Liberty Hill ISD, change is inevitable. Demographic reports show the Austin area continues to be a leader in job and population growth by creating 98,700 jobs within the past year. Liberty Hill ISD had the most home builds in the last five years. The district is experiencing incredible growth as people continue to move in the school district.
It is our mission to partner with parents and community members in order to provide all students an excellent education. Schools within LHISD generally have the same class sizes, curriculum, and similar facilities. The same opportunities are provided across the school district. Clubs and organizations are formed based on student interests. LHISD students are guaranteed a quality education with a focus on being future-ready at every campus.
LHISD understands families love the campus their children currently attend and know you will love your new campus once you arrive and get to know your campus community, teachers, and administrators.
No. Due to the rapid growth and limited campus capacity we are not accepting transfers at this time.
They will begin attending their new school when you move into your new residence. You will need to notify your campus office to prove residency and update your address.
There will be very few special circumstances where an exception will be made. One example is if you have two elementary children zoned for Bill Burden Elementary School, however, one of your children will require a specific special education program which is only housed on a campus outside of your attendance zone and you would like both of your children to attend the same elementary school. In a rare case like this, you will need to write a request to your campus principal with a description of your situation. District transportation will not be provided across attendance zones.
Yes. This is a service the District believes is important to continue.