UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
WACO -- There are quite a few changes to Waco school districts after the UIL released its realignment plan today.
Waco's Class 3A received little change with Gatesville being replaced by West.
Waco High and University move to District 8-4A to include South Fort Worth-area schools.
And most notably, Waco Midway finally crosses into Class 5A.
Midway officials tell us there will definitely be challenges competing against 5A schools but with that comes rewards.
"Sometimes the 5A gives additional exposure to athletic and fine arts events and so some of our students will have exposure that they haven't had the opportunity to have at the 4A level," said Midway High School Principal Jeff Gasaway.
Midway will join Belton, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Ellison, Harker Heights, Shoemaker and Temple in District 8-5A starting this fall.