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Is Your School Moving Up or Down in Classification Next Year? Where GHSA schools might fall

By Prep Sports Report Staff | October 6, 2021

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The GHSA on Monday approved the framework to classify its 450-plus member schools for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years.

Below are GHSF Daily’s projections of class placement. They use 2019 out-of-zone percentages, 2019 private-school enrollment and spring 2021 public-school enrollment.

The GHSA won’t have complete 2021 statistics until the end of October, and its final classifications could be significantly different than these, which are designed simply to paint a broad picture of what could happen.

This reclassification will be more eventful than usual because the GHSA on Monday increased the multiplier on out-of-zone students to 3.0 from 2.0 and eliminated the cap that prevented the multiplier from catapulting schools into the highest class.

The enrollment figures listed below are computed as in-zone students plus out-of-zone students times three. Each school’s percentage of out-of-zone students from 2019 is in parentheses. Arrows indicate schools that would move up or down in class if these projections are correct.

The projections have 47 schools in Class 7A, the number used in 2019 before appeals. The actual number the GHSA settles on is likely to be higher, according to many reclassification committee members.

The 3.0 multiplier will not apply to Class A schools, defined currently as those with 550 students or fewer. The GHSA might change that threshold, but it is presumed for this projection to remain. Also, several schools won appeals in 2019 to play lower than their assigned class. Many others elected to play up to preserve rivalries and limit travel.

GHSA  Schools Projection

Class 7A

Brookwood - 4,055 (6%)

Mill Creek - 3,944 (3%)

Campbell - 3,756 (16%)

Lambert - 3,477 (9%)

Grayson - 3,449 (4%)

Parkview - 3,420 (4%)

Peachtree Ridge - 3,411 (2%)

North Gwinnett - 3,295 (2%)

↑ St. Pius - 3,281 (99%)

East Coweta - 3,257 (2%)

↑ Wheeler - 3,225 (22%)

↑ Woodward Academy - 3,142 (95%)

North Cobb - 3,118 (9%)

Archer - 3,098 (4%)

Mountain View - 3,053 (6%)

Lowndes - 3,033 (3%)

Forsyth Central - 2,986 (9%)

North Forsyth - 2,945 (6%)

Pebblebrook - 2,938 (14%)

Harrison - 2,920 (16%)

Norcross - 2,918 (4%)

Cherokee - 2,900 (2%)

Collins Hill - 2,882 (2%)

South Forsyth - 2,877 (12%)

↑ Carrollton - 2,851 (34%)

↑ Rockdale County - 2,836 (16%)

Discovery - 2,825 (1%)

↑ Chamblee - 2,818 (31%)

Berkmar - 2,816 (0%)

Duluth - 2,800 (3%)

Newton - 2,725 (5%)

West Forsyth - 2,712 (3%)

Walton - 2,695 (0%)

North Paulding - 2,681 (1%)

Hillgrove - 2,679 (9%)

Denmark - 2,673 (9%)

Marietta - 2,633 (3%)

McEachern - 2,623 (6%)

Colquitt County - 2,613 (3%)

South Gwinnett - 2,602 (1%)

Meadowcreek - 2,597 (2%)

↑ Westlake - 2,572 (11%)

↑ Kennesaw Mountain - 2,571 (23%)

↑ Valdosta - 2,568 (8%)

↑ Douglas County - 2,562 (16%)

↑ Alexander - 2,541 (16%)

Etowah - 2,524 (3%)

Class 6A

Dacula - 2,519 (4%)

↓ Tift County - 2,477 (5%)

Lassiter - 2,476 (13%)

↓ Milton - 2,445 (4%)

↑ Blessed Trinity - 2,426 (75%)

↓ Newnan - 2,425 (3%)

↓ Camden County - 2,404 (0%)

South Cobb - 2,403 (12%)

↓ Alpharetta - 2,393 (2%)

Paulding County - 2,373 (14%)

Richmond Hill - 2,373 (0%)

Bradwell Institute - 2,364 (24%)

Osborne - 2,357 (3%)

Buford - 2,355 (22%)

South Paulding - 2,347 (13%)

Houston County - 2,319 (9%)

Heritage (Conyers) - 2,300 (14%)

↓ Gainesville - 2,296 (4%)

Dalton - 2,296 (6%)

Rome - 2,294 (9%)

Shiloh - 2,289 (3%)

↓ Roswell - 2,287 (2%)

Allatoona - 2,229 (12%)

Central Gwinnett - 2,212 (2%)

John’s Creek - 2,179 (1%)

East Paulding - 2,179 (14%)

↓ Woodstock - 2,166 (1%)

Riverwood - 2,161 (13%)

↓ Dunwoody - 2,149 (1%)

Creekview - 2,130 (2%)

Pope - 2,108 (7%)

North Atlanta - 2,107 (1%)

Sequoyah - 2,104 (2%)

River Ridge - 2,085 (4%)

Cambridge - 2,084 (1%)

Grovetown - 2,080 (1%)

Lakeside (Atlanta) - 2,074 (0%)

↑ North Springs - 2,058 (20%)

↑ Marist - 2,053 (77%)

Glynn Academy - 2,023 (8%)

Effingham County - 2,022 (3%)

↑ KIPP Atlanta - 2,014 (76%)

Lanier - 2,011 (3%)

↑ Cartersville - 2,007 (19%)

↑ Mundy’s Mill - 2,006 (10%)

Chattahoochee - 2,002 (1%)

↑ Greater Atlanta Christian - 1,994 (98%)

Sprayberry - 1,990 (6%)

Northside (Warner Robins) - 1,990 (2%)

South Effingham - 1,987 (6%)

Alcovy - 1,982 (4%)

Lovejoy - 1,976 (4%)

↑ Forest Park - 1,968 (6%)

Morrow - 1,967 (7%)

Centennial - 1,962 (2%)

Class 5A

Apalachee - 1,946 (3%)

↓ Lakeside (Evans) - 1,943 (1%)

Northside (Columbus) - 1,936 (19%)

New Manchester - 1,933 (7%)

↓ Winder-Barrow - 1,925 (3%)

↓ Tucker - 1,922 (10%)

Drew - 1,911 (11%)

↓ Hughes - 1,899 (0%)

Veterans - 1,883 (4%)

↓ Evans - 1,870 (1%)

↓ Habersham Central - 1,859 (0%)

↓ Lee County - 1,855 (0%)

Banneker - 1,852 (9%)

Chapel Hill - 1,843 (14%)

Tri-Cities - 1,836 (11%)

Dutchtown - 1,835 (4%)

Northview - 1,834 (1%)

Ola - 1,831 (4%)

Loganville - 1,808 (3%)

Decatur - 1,801 (4%)

Creekside - 1,800 (0%)

Locust Grove - 1,790 (10%)

Union Grove - 1,783 (9%)

Eastside - 1,781 (8%)

McIntosh - 1,780 (1%)

↓ Brunswick - 1,776 (1%)

↓ Kell - 1,772 (12%)

↓ Statesboro - 1,756 (1%)

Coffee - 1,752 (1%)

Northgate - 1,745 (0%)

↑ Westover - 1,741 (16%)

Calhoun - 1,731 (22%)

Jonesboro - 1,729 (15%)

Harris County - 1,728 (1%)

Warner Robins - 1,723 (2%)

Clarke Central - 1,723 (0%)

Greenbrier - 1,715 (1%)

Woodland (Stockbridge) - 1,690 (10%)

Griffin - 1,687 (8%)

Villa Rica - 1,686 (3%)

↑ Jenkins - 1,666 (35%)

Eagle’s Landing - 1,666 (6%)

↑ Hapeville Charter - 1,659 (68%)

Johnson (Gainesville) - 1,644 (13%)

Lithia Springs - 1,622 (5%)

↑ Shaw - 1,622 (21%)

↑ Jefferson - 1,620 (21%)

Cross Keys - 1,619 (0%)

Maynard Jackson - 1,612 (8%)

Woodland (Cartersville) - 1,603 (6%)

↑ Mount Zion (Jonesboro) - 1,598 (11%)

Ware County - 1,585 (0%)

Jones County - 1,585 (1%)

↑ Druid Hills - 1,575 (10%)

↑ Flowery Branch - 1,575 (11%)

↑ Hardaway - 1,573 (20%)

Class 4A

↓ Hiram - 1,556 (5%)

West Laurens - 1,549 (11%)

↓ Cass - 1,543 (2%)

Mays - 1,532 (14%)

North Oconee - 1,530 (2%)

↑ Westminister - 1,527 (44%)

↓ Stockbridge - 1,525 (3%)

↓ Clarkston - 1,520 (4%)

Islands - 1,518 (30%)

↓ Jackson County - 1,511 (1%)

↓ Starrs Mill - 1,510 (7%)

Perry - 1,507 (3%)

Northwest Whitfield - 1,505 (11%)

↓ Southwest DeKalb - 1,499 (13%)

↓ M.L. King - 1,496 (4%)

↓ Whitewater - 1,481 (6%)

Monroe - 1,481 (18%)

Benedictine - 1,474 (41%)

Southeast Whitfield - 1,470 (2%)

↓ Midtown - 1,463 (0%)

↓ Walnut Grove - 1,461 (6%)

Thomas County Central - 1,458 (3%)

↑ Central (Macon) - 1,450 (31%)

Dougherty - 1,425 (14%)

↑ Richmond Academy - 1,421 (20%)

Riverdale - 1,413 (6%)

Cedar Shoals - 1,412 (0%)

Stephenson - 1,404 (3%)

Troup - 1,390 (3%)

↓ Lithonia - 1,389 (0%)

↓ Wayne County - 1,383 (0%)

Luella - 1,381 (5%)

↓ Stone Mountain - 1,379 (8%)

Fayette County - 1,376 (2%)

Hampton - 1,369 (5%)

Madison County - 1,366 (1%)

↑ Burke County - 1,355 (3%)

Heritage (Ringgold) - 1,345 (5%)

Bainbridge - 1,343 (0%)

↑ Groves - 1,333 (35%)

Central (Carrollton) - 1,320 (9%)

Cedartown - 1,311 (2%)

Spalding - 1,308 (3%)

Chestatee - 1,308 (3%)

LaGrange - 1,302 (4%)

↑ Beach - 1,288 (25%)

↑ Southeast Bulloch - 1,284 (9%)

New Hampstead - 1,277 (4%)

↑ Cross Creek - 1,277 (12%)

East Hall - 1,269 (2%)

Cairo - 1,266 (1%)

Ridgeland - 1,263 (1%)

Jordan - 1,262 (23%)

Miller Grove - 1,262 (2%)

Pickens - 1,261 (0%)

Howard - 1,261 (5%)

Class 3A

North Hall - 1,259 (7%)

↓ McDonough - 1,254 (5%)

Douglass - 1,250 (5%)

West Hall - 1,241 (5%)

Sandy Creek - 1,236 (4%)

↓ Carver (Columbus) - 1,234 (25%)

↓ Arabia Mountain - 1,230 (0%)

Oconee County - 1,216 (2%)

Hephzibah - 1,214 (15%)

↑ Riverside Military - 1,212 (47%)

↓ Columbus - 1,208 (0%)

Mary Persons - 1,205 (0%)

White County - 1,202 (1%)

↓ Baldwin - 1,201 (0%)

Sonoraville - 1,198 (4%)

↓ North Clayton - 1,190 (3%)

Coahulla Creek - 1,185 (6%)

Upson-Lee - 1,179 (0%)

Crisp County - 1,160 (5%)

Cherokee Bluff - 1,158 (11%)

Cedar Grove - 1,144 (3%)

Johnson (Savannah) - 1,143 (31%)

Salem - 1,140 (1%)

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe - 1,138 (6%)

LaFayette - 1,131 (2%)

Carver (Atlanta) - 1,119 (10%)

Harlem - 1,114 (0%)

Pike County - 1,109 (1%)

Gilmer - 1,106 (0%)

↑ Bremen - 1,104 (30%)

Stephens County - 1,103 (0%)

Lumpkin County - 1,101 (1%)

Long County - 1,094 (2%)

↑ Lovett - 1,087 (37%)

Dawson County - 1,074 (1%)

Windsor Forest - 1,068 (7%)

Liberty County - 1,068 (1%)

Murray County - 1,056 (1%)

↑ Columbia - 1,044 (4%)

North Murray - 1,042 (2%)

Adairsville - 1,040 (3%)

Ringgold - 1,039 (1%)

Tattnall County - 1,034 (2%)

Morgan County - 1,034 (2%)

↓ Westside (Macon) - 1,033 (1%)

↑ Vidalia - 1,025 (21%)

Franklin County - 1,018 (0%)

Monroe Area - 1,009 (2%)

Hart County - 1,008 (1%)

Sumter County - 1,008 (1%)

East Jackson - 1,007 (3%)

Jackson - 1,005 (0%)

↑ Westside (Augusta) - 1,001 (9%)

Appling County - 1,000 (0%)

↓ Spencer - 998 (7%)

↑ Therrell - 996 (5%)

Class 2A

↓ Rutland - 995 (7%)

↓ Pierce County - 995 (0%)

South Atlanta - 987 (8%)

Thomasville - 986 (17%)

↓ Rockmart - 986 (1%)

↓ Kendrick - 984 (4%)

Model - 982 (20%)

↓ Brantley County - 974 (2%)

↓ Peach County - 974 (1%)

↓ Thomson - 972 (0%)

Laney - 961 (25%)

Callaway - 955 (4%)

↓ Redan - 935 (3%)

Butler - 930 (11%)

Washington - 927 (5%)

Cook - 923 (3%)

Gordon Central - 911 (6%)

Fannin County - 897 (0%)

Union County - 896 (3%)

Haralson County - 887 (0%)

Washington County - 885 (1%)

↓ Savannah - 872 (20%)

Dodge County - 866 (1%)

Pepperell - 863 (6%)

Putnam County - 860 (2%)

Jeff Davis - 857 (3%)

Lamar County - 844 (3%)

Banks County - 832 (0%)

Worth County - 819 (1%)

Berrien - 818 (2%)

Coosa - 814 (13%)

Glenn Hills - 811 (6%)

Fitzgerald - 810 (3%)

Toombs County - 794 (3%)

Elbert County - 785 (0%)

Towers - 765 (1%)

Swainsboro - 749 (1%)

Southwest - 742 (0%)

Bleckley County - 737 (10%)

Northeast - 725 (1%)

East Laurens - 723 (6%)

McNair - 699 (0%)

Jefferson County - 694 (1%)

Heard County - 679 (6%)

Chattooga - 667 (2%)

Temple - 657 (4%)

Rabun County - 640 (4%)

Dade County - 639 (0%)

Early County - 637 (8%)

Bacon County - 634 (2%)

Monticello - 616 (0%)

Oglethorpe County - 607 (2%)

Josey - 586 (1%)

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