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UIL reclassifies Lumberton, moved to 4A

From: Mr. Gerald Chandler, Assistant Superintendent Lumberton ISD

The UIL has informed all school districts with alignment numbers for the 2018-2020 school years. Lumberton ISD submitted an enrollment of 1125 students in grades 9-12 on the snapshot date in October. We are excited to announce we will transition from being one of the smallest 5A schools in the state to being classified as 4A. We are pleased with the new opportunities for our students to compete in academics, athletics and music. As always, we strive to develop our students in being a positive reflection of our community.

Mr. Darwin Davis’ (LHS Principal) announcement to the LISD community: “We are very excited about the release today of the new classification numbers dropping us to division 4A. It will even the playing field for our students not having to compete against schools almost twice our size. Even though we feel like we have a successful program in academics, music and athletics, this gives us a chance to advance and be force on the statewide level.”

From Mr. Tim Pallone, Director of Bands “We are looking forward to performing and competing in the UIL 4A classification. There are many outstanding band programs in UIL 4A including several exceptional programs In our local region. We look forward to visiting these schools on Friday nights in the fall and sharing the field and stage with them for our UIL Marching Band and Concert and Sight-Reading Contests.”

Athletic Director Chris Babin commented “From the athletic department’s standpoint, we are pleased with our placement. As always, we will continue to strive for excellence within all aspects of our athletic program. We hope to represent the community of Lumberton proudly as new members of the 4A classification.”

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