February 3, 2022
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced district realignments for football, volleyball, and basketball for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. With an enrollment of 2,335 students, Dripping Springs High School will move up to the largest classification, Conference 6A, for the first time in school history.
Dripping Springs will be joined by Austin, Austin Akins, Austin Anderson, Austin Bowie, Austin Westlake, Buda Johnson, Del Valle, and Lake Travis High Schools to comprise District 26-6A, one of eight districts in Region 4.
Dripping Springs will be first-time district opponents with Austin, Austin Akins, Austin Anderson, Austin Bowie, and Austin Westlake. The Tigers have been in District 26-5A with Buda Johnson for the last two years. DSHS was aligned with Del Valle from 2000-04 and spent nearly 30 years as district foes with rival Lake Travis until 2012.
DSHS is one of 21 5A schools that will be moving up to Conference 6A with Austin Anderson and Buda Johnson also climbing the ranks. Conference 6A is comprised of 249 high schools competing in football and basketball and 247 volleyball schools with enrollments of at least 2,225 students.
District alignments for the remaining sports will be announced no later than March 2022, with academic alignments to follow. Additional realignment information can be found here.