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Tag: Reclassification

July
2nd

Reclassification, new league change landscape for the 2012-13 school year

When fall sports begin in August, some schools will be in new classifications, some will be in new leagues and one new conference will have been created.

This change is a result of the WIAA’s two-year reclassification cycle — it should really move to a four-year cycle, but we’ll save that topic for another day — which begins in the fall. The WIAA has put together a list of all the leagues in the state that you can find here.

The biggest change is in Eastern Washington, where the Columbia Basin/Big 9 broke into three leagues: Mid-Columbia Conference 4A,

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Jan.
23rd

2012-14 Enrollment Figures Released

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released the 2012-14 enrollment figures this afternoon.

Click here to view enrollment figures from each classification.

There’s nothing in there that hasn’t already been reported — click here to see what schools are moving and how leagues will look next fall. One thing worth noting is that Stadium will be the smallest Class 4A school. When I spoke with Tacoma School District athletic director Jennifer Kubista in the fall she said a study showed that the school could be 3A by the next enrollment cycle (2014-16) and that looks possible.

Nov.
30th

Preliminary numbers are out, some South Sound schools will be reclassified

Washington high schools will be reclassified on Jan. 4 and we could see some big changes that dramatically shift the high school sports landscape.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has released the preliminary numbers it uses for classifying schools. You can view the information here. However, these numbers are not final.

Fifty-nine schools are have elected to choose between wanting to compete in the classification their enrollment places them in or opting up to a larger classification. These schools must submit their decisions by Dec. 15. What these schools decide will greatly affect the “bubble” schools that have decided to compete in the classification they are placed in.

Here’s a list of South Sound schools on the “bubble.”

1A/2A bubble
Vashon
Hoquiam
Orting
Elma
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