Indiana High School Classification Numbers Frozen for One Year

According to the newly-passed guidelines, all Indiana schools will remain in their respective current classifications in each sport for one more year except for those who meet the Tournament Success Factor criteria.

Posted: Apr 2, 2021 3:54 PM

High schools in Indiana that were set to change their size classification will have to hold off for one more year.

The IHSAA Executive Committee voted 18-1 to keep the current classification numbers and delay realignment and reclassification for Hoosier schools for another year.

The IHSAA Executive Committee approved keeping the current high school sports classification figures because of the impact of COVID-19.

The committee debated the issue because of what was perceived as a flaw in the new enrollment numbers. According to the IHSAA, this year’s enrollment numbers showed significant fluctuation in many schools. Several of these schools, they said, were likely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the IHSAA, the agency will resume reclassification next year for team sports using certified enrollment figures from the 2021-22 school year.

Those numbers will be used for the next two-year cycle (2022-23, 2023-24).

The IHSAA added that since last year’s state tournaments in boy's basketball, softball, and baseball were canceled, no schools in those sports will move up this upcoming season since those schools will not be able to achieve the point totals necessary.

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