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BREAKING: AHSAA announces new classifications

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board recently approved 2020-2021 new classifications at their board meeting Tuesday morning.

In Covington County, Andalusia High School moved up to 5A and Straughn High School moved up to 4A. Opp High School and remained in 3A and Florala, Red Level and Pleasant Home all remained in 1A.

The action came during the Central Board’s December meeting at the AHSAA Office. Re-classification, conducted every two years, is based on average daily enrollment numbers for the first 20 school days after Labor Day. Public schools provide those figures to the Alabama State Board of Education (ASDE). Member private schools supply the same enrollment information for their schools or school systems to the AHSAA.
The AHSAA functioned with a six-classification system from 1984 to 2014 and have been grouped in seven classifications ever since. The schools were grouped in a four-classification system from 1964-1983 and a two-classification system from 1947-1964. Prior to 1947, the AHSAA had just one classification system.
The 2020-21 & 2021-22 classification football alignment places the 32 largest high schools in the new Class 7A. The remaining six classes are divided with 59 football-playing schools in each class. The Central Board also approved the sports alignments for the other fall sports volleyball, cross country and swimming. The winter sports alignments will be announced following the end of the basketball season, and the spring sports alignments will be announced following the conclusion of the spring sports playoffs.
The Competitive Balance factor assigned to member private school teams have been applied to the fall sports alignments and will be applied after the winter and spring sports seasons for the remaining sports. Three private school football programs (Mars Hill Bible, Mobile Christian and UMS-Wright) reached the Competitive Balance threshold during the current classification and will move up one class from their current classification. Two schools bumped up in the first Competitive Balance application (Madison Academy and St. Paul’s Episcopal) did not meet the threshold to remain in the higher class during the current classification period and will drop back one class to 4A and 5A, respectively in the new classification period.

 

5A

Region 1

  • B.C. Rain High School
  • Elberta High School
  • Faith Academy
  • LeFlore Magnet High School
  • Satsuma High School
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal School
  • UMS-Wright Prep School

 

Region 2

  • Andalusia High School
  • Carroll High School
  • Charles Henderson High School
  • Greenville High School
  • Headland High School
  • Pike Road High School
  • Rehobeth High School

 

Region 3

  • Central High School,Tusc.
  • Demopolis High School
  • Jemison High School
  • Marbury High School
  • Selma High School
  • Shelby County High School
  • Sipsey Valley High School

 

Region 4

  • Beauregard High School
  • Central High School of Clay County
  • Elmore County High School
  • Holtville High School
  • Sylacauga High School
  • Talladega High School
  • Tallassee High School

 

Region 5

  • Carver, G. W. High School,(BHM)
  • Cordova High School
  • Fairfield High Prepatory
  • John Carroll Catholic High School
  • Parker,A .H. High School
  • Pleasant Grove High School
  • Ramsay High School
  • Wenonah High School

 

Region 6

  • Alexandria High School
  • Center Point High School
  • Corner High School
  • Hayden High School
  • Leeds High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Moody High School
  • Saint Clair County High School

 

Region 7

  • Boaz High School
  • Brewer, A. P. High School
  • Crossville High School
  • Douglas High School
  • Fairview High School
  • Guntersville High School
  • Sardis High School
  • West Point High School

 

Region 8

  • Ardmore High School
  • East Limestone High School
  • Lawrence County High School
  • Lee High School, Huntsville
  • Mae Jemison High School
  • Russellville High School
  • St. John Paul II Catholic School

 

4A

Region 1

  • Escambia County High School
  • Jackson High School
  • Mobile Christian School
  • Neal, W.S. High School
  • St. MichaelCatholic High School
  • Vigor High School
  • Williamson High School

 

Region 2

  • Alabama Christian Academy
  • Ashford High School
  • Bullock County High School
  • Dale County High School
  • Geneva High School
  • Straughn High School
  • Washington,B.T.High School

 

Region 3

  • American Christian Academy
  • Bibb County High School
  • Dallas County High School
  • Holt High School
  • Montevallo High School
  • Sumter CentralHigh School
  • West Blocton High School
  • Wilcox Central High School

 

Region 4

  • Anniston High School
  • Cherokee County High School
  • Cleburne County High School
  • Handley High School
  • Jacksonville High School
  • Munford High School
  • White Plains High School

 

Region 5

  • Curry High School
  • Fayette County High School
  • Gordo High School
  • Haleyville High School
  • Hamilton High School
  • Northside High School
  • Oak Grove High School
  • Oakman High School

 

Region 6

  • Ashville High School
  • Dora High School
  • Etowah High School
  • Fultondale High School
  • Good Hope High School
  • Hanceville High School
  • Oneonta High School

 

Region 7

  • DAR, Kate D. Smith High School
  • Madison Academy
  • Madison County High School
  • New Hope High School
  • North Jackson High School
  • Priceville High School
  • Randolph School
  • Westminster Christ an Academy

 

Region 8

  • Brooks High School
  • Central High School,Flor.
  • Deshler High School
  • East Lawrence High School
  • Rogers High School
  • West Limestone High School
  • West Morgan High School
  • Wilson High School

 

3A

Region 1

  • Bayside Academy
  • Chickasaw High School
  • Cottage Hill Christ an Academy (WC)
  • ExcelHigh School
  • Flomaton High School
  • Hillcrest High School, Ever.
  • Miller,T.R. High School
  • Monroe County High School

 

Region 2

  • Daleville High School
  • Houston Academy
  • New Brockton High School
  • Opp High School
  • Providence Christian School
  • Slocomb High School
  • Wicksburg High School

 

Region 3

  • Greensboro High School
  • Hale County High School
  • Prattville Christ an Academy
  • Southside High School,Selma
  • The Montgomery Academy
  • Thomasville High School
  • Trinity Presbyterian School

 

Region 4

  • Beulah High School
  • Dadeville High School
  • Goshen High School
  • Montgomery Catholic School
  • Pike County High School
  • Reeltown High School
  • Saint James High School

Region 5

  • Childersburg High School
  • Ohatchee High School
  • Piedmont High School
  • Pleasant Valley High School
  • Saks High School
  • Walter Wellborn High School
  • Weaver High School

 

Region 6

  • Glencoe High School
  • Hokes Bluff High School
  • Holly Pond High School
  • Pennington,J.B. High School
  • Susan Moore High School
  • Tarrant High School
  • Vinemont High School

 

Region 7

  • Asbury High School
  • Brindlee Mountain High School
  • Collinsville High School
  • Fyffe High School
  • Geraldine High School
  • Plainview High School
  • Sylvania High School

 

Region 8

  • Carbon Hill High School
  • Clements High School
  • Colbert Heights High School
  • Danville High School
  • Elkmont High School
  • Lauderdale County High School
  • PhilCampbell High School
  • Winfield High School

 

2A

Region 1

  • Blacksher,J.U. High School
  • Clarke County High School
  • Greene County High School
  • Leroy High School
  • Orange Beach High School
  • St. Luke’s EpiscopalSchool
  • Washington County High School

 

Region 2

  • Abbeville High School
  • Ariton High School
  • Cottonwood High School
  • Elba High School
  • Geneva County High School
  • Houston County High School
  • Long,G.W. High School
  • Zion ChapelHigh School

 

Region 3

  • Calhoun High School
  • Central High School,Coosa
  • Francis Marion High School
  • Highland Home High School
  • Isabella High School
  • Luverne High School
  • Thorsby High School

 

Region 4

  • Comer, B.B. High School
  • Fayetteville High School
  • Horseshoe Bend High School
  • LaFayette High School
  • Lanett High School
  • Ranburne High School
  • Randolph County High School
  • Vincent Middle High School

 

Region 5

  • Addison High School
  • Aliceville High School
  • Cold Springs High School
  • Lamar County High School
  • Midfield High School
  • Sulligent High School
  • Winston County High School

 

Region 6

  • Cleveland High School
  • Gaston High School
  • ocust Fork High School
  • Sand Rock High School
  • Southeastern School
  • Spring Garden High School
  • Westbrook Christian School
  • West End High School

 

Region 7

  • Falkville High School
  • Ider High School
  • North Sand Min.High School
  • Pisgah High School
  • Section High School
  • Tanner High School
  • Whitesburg Christian Academy

 

Region 8

  • Colbert County High School
  • Hatton High School
  • Lexington High School
  • Mars Hill Bible School
  • Red Bay High School
  • Sheffield High School
  • Tharptown High School

 

1A

Region 1

  • Brantley High School
  • Florala High School
  • Georgiana High School
  • Kinston High School
  • McKenzie High School
  • Pleasant Home High School
  • Red Level High School
  • Samson High School

 

Region 2

  • Choctaw County High School
  • Fruitdale High School
  • Marengo High School
  • Mcintosh High School
  • Millry High School
  • Southern Choctaw High School
  • Sweet Water High School

 

Region 3

  • Central High School,Hayne.
  • Ellwood ChristianAcademy
  • Hatch,R.C. High School
  • Johnson, A.l.High School
  • Keith High School
  • linden High School
  • Shields, J.F. High School

 

Region 4

  • Autaugaville High School
  • Barbour County High School
  • Billingsley High School
  • Loachapoka High School
  • Maplesville High School
  • Notasulga High School
  • Verbena High School

 

Region 5

  • Donoho School
  • Ragland High School
  • Talladega Co. Central High School
  • Victory Christ an School
  • Wadley High School
  • Winterboro High School
  • Woodland High School

 

Region 6

  • Berry High School
  • Brilliant High School
  • Hubbertville High School
  • Lynn High School
  • Marion County High School
  • Meek High School
  • Pickens County High School
  • South Lamar High School

 

Region 7

  • Appalachian High School
  • Cedar Bluff High School
  • Coosa Christian School
  • Gaylesville High School
  • Sumiton Christian School
  • Valley Head High School
  • Woodville High School

 

Region 8

  • Cherokee High School
  • Decatur Her age Christian Academy
  • Hackleburg High School
  • Phillips High School
  • R.A. Hubbard High School
  • Shoals Christ an School
  • Vina High School
  • Waterloo High School