Pieper High School updates

More information on district changes and additions


Comal ISD

Pieper High School is expected to have nearly 1,000 students roaming the hallways in August.

Rebekah Mann and Daniel Lackey

Comal Independent School District’s newest high school, Pieper High School (PHS), opens this fall. 

The school will open with a projected enrollment of 897 students, those being 9th and 10th graders. The option to be grandfathered over to Smithson Valley High School is no longer available to students and their families.

By adopting the same zoning as Pieper Ranch Middle School, PHS intends to temporarily alleviate crowding at SVHS, allowing its enrollment to grow with the area’s population. 

A question pertaining to not just PHS but the district as a whole is which academic calendar will be the framework for the 2021-2022 school year: Option A or B. Last month, community members, including students, were encouraged to provide their input on the matter, capping that off with a vote as to which option they preferred (Option A won over the majority of voters). All feedback will be considered when the final say is made this month by the School Board.

Along with these announcements comes the development of a new bond package. The 2020 bond was cancelled due to the pandemic and consisted of plans for several new schools, but this bond is expected to be similar to that; it will address the possibility of purchasing new buses and technology on top of improving current district facilities and land dealings. The bond election is projected to take place Nov. 2021.