San Antonio ISD board votes to close 15 schools

Learn which schools are closing or merging after the 2023-2024 school year

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Learn about San Antonio ISD’s rightsizing vote, and which schools are closing or merging.

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This summer, the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) proposed the consolidation of 19 schools based on a rightsizing study + report completed by the district. After over 20 community engagement meetings over the past few months, four elementary schools were taken off the consolidation list — Collins Garden, Ogden, Pershing, and Riverside Park.

Let’s break down what we know.

Schools closures

After a final vote during a district board meeting Monday night, SAISD Board voted 5-2 to close 15 schools and merge three pairs of campuses. Here are the schools closing at the end of the 2023-2024 school year:

    District One

    • Lamar Elementary School
    • Green Elementary School

    District Two

    • Carroll Early Childhood Center (ECC)
    • Douglass Elementary School
    • Gates Elementary School
    • Miller Elementary School
    • Tynan ECC
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    SAISD will close 15 schools at the end of the current academic year.

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    District Three

    • Forbes Elementary School
    • Foster Elementary School
    • Highland Park Elementary School

    District Four

    • Knox Elementary School

    District Five

    • Storm Elementary School

    District Seven

    • Baskin Elementary School
    • Huppertz Elementary School
    • Nelson ECC

    The closures of Baskin and Carroll are delayed for two years in order to complete the expansion of other schools receiving students. In addition to these closures, six schools will merge:

    • Gonzales ECC and Twain Dual Language Academy
    • Beacon Hill Dual Language Academy and Cotton Academy
    • Kelly Elementary and Lowell Middle School

    Check out the breakdown of each school on the district’s website.

    What’s next?

    So, what happens to 2020 bond money with rightsizing? These funds for the rightsized buildings would go to other schools that will continue to educate students. Check out the full explanation.

    Following Monday’s public meeting, the district will discuss the future of the schools and present it to the board on Monday, Dec. 11. You can catch the meeting via livestream. During this meeting, the board will also have a final decision on Rodriguez Montessori Elementary and discuss next steps.