BOONE, Iowa – The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control held its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 24, reviewing spring reports and approving several recommendations ahead of the 2024-25 school year.

Past editions of Board Briefs are available through News page and via the “Board Meeting Briefs” tag. Approved minutes from past Board of Control meetings are available through the Board & Reps page and directly through the Meeting Minutes page.

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BEDS: Enrollments from 2023-24 approved for 2024-25 classifications

 

Enrollment data from the Basic Educational Data Survey (BEDS) has been finalized by the Iowa Department of Education and approved by the Board of Control. The member school enrollments from this school year are used for classifications in the 2024-25 year.

BEDS numbers reflects a member school’s quantity of enrolled students in grades 9, 10, and 11 in a given school year.  For 2024-25 sport classifications, ties in enrollment number puts the team first alphabetically in the larger class.

Visit the Classifications page to view more or click on toggle below to open sortable table.

2024-25 BEDS
#School NameEnrollment
1Valley, West Des Moines2290
2Des Moines, Lincoln1823
3Johnston1791
4Southeast Polk 1712
5Linn-Mar, Marion1676
6Waukee, Northwest1582
7Des Moines, Roosevelt1521
8Ankeny Centennial 1517
9Des Moines, East1480
10Waterloo, West1424
11Cedar Falls 1346
12Waukee1335
13Ankeny 1332
14Sioux City, North1311
15Prairie, Cedar Rapids1294
16Cedar Rapids, Kennedy1282
17Pleasant Valley 1274
18Marshalltown 1242
19Cedar Rapids, Jefferson1232
20Iowa City, City High1222
21Dubuque, Senior 1166
22Dubuque, Hempstead1162
23Sioux City, East1160
24Iowa City, West1135
25Ames 1106
26Bettendorf 1104
27Ottumwa 1101
28Muscatine 1091
29Davenport, West1088
30Des Moines, North1078
31Davenport, Central1057
32Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines1024
33Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln1012
34Sioux City, West1002
35Davenport, North989
36Urbandale 969
37Cedar Rapids, Washington944
38Iowa City, Liberty921
39Indianola 878
40Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson876
41Waterloo, East834
42Burlington 821
43Mason City 809
44Fort Dodge 807
45Norwalk 789
46Dallas Center-Grimes 779
47North Scott, Eldridge776
48Lewis Central 747
49Clinton 723
50Epworth, Western Dubuque667
51Des Moines, Hoover660
52Newton 638
53Bondurant-Farrar 610
54Pella599
55Waverly-Shell Rock599
56Denison-Schleswig596
57Clear Creek Amana 587
58Storm Lake 581
59Carlisle 561
60Marion 551
61Le Mars 550
62Boone 549
63Spencer 545
64ADM, Adel523
65North Polk, Alleman487
66Oskaloosa 464
67Glenwood 453
68Keokuk 451
69Perry 444
70Decorah 435
71Ballard 432
72Xavier, Cedar Rapids429
73Sergeant Bluff-Luton 420
74Mount Pleasant 418
75Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City412
76Fort Madison 412
77Winterset 411
78Central DeWitt 408
79Webster City 407
80Carroll 395
81Gilbert 390
82Maquoketa 390
83Knoxville 387
84Independence 386
85Charles City 383
86Creston 374
87Grinnell 374
88MOC-Floyd Valley374
89Sioux Center 373
90Nevada 371
91Atlantic 367
92Harlan Community367
93Benton Community 363
94Mount Vernon 360
95Wahlert, Dubuque356
96Clear Lake 354
97Algona352
98Humboldt 350
99West Delaware, Manchester350
100Solon 348
101Hampton-Dumont -CAL344
102Saydel 340
103Center Point-Urbana 330
104Washington 329
105Assumption, Davenport328
106Fairfield 328
107Des Moines Christian 321
108South Tama County, Tama315
109Williamsburg 315
110Clarke, Osceola311
111Vinton-Shellsburg 302
112Centerville 301
113Spirit Lake 295
114Chariton 293
115Okoboji 291
116West Liberty 291
117Anamosa 288
118Iowa Falls - Alden283
119Cherokee, Washington282
120Waukon 282
121Davis County, Bloomfield281
122Albia 279
123Mid-Prairie, Wellman279
124Estherville Lincoln Central 277
125Crestwood, Cresco270
126Greene County 270
127PCM 261
128Sheldon 260
129Unity Christian, Orange City259
130Southeast Valley, Gowrie258
131Oelwein 256
132Central Lee, Donnellson251
133Eagle Grove 249
134Clarinda 244
135Mediapolis244
136North Fayette Valley243
137Roland-Story, Story City243
138OABCIG241
139Red Oak 241
140New Hampton 240
141Camanche 239
142Forest City 239
143Monticello 238
144Western Christian, Hull234
145Union, LaPorte City232
146West Marshall, State Center232
147Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 229
148Tipton 229
149Kuemper Catholic, Carroll225
150Van Meter 225
151Garner-Hayfield-Ventura223
152Wilton 223
153Osage 222
154Shenandoah 222
155West Lyon, Inwood219
156Dike-New Hartford 217
157Alburnett 215
158Pella Christian 213
159Cardinal, Eldon210
160Jesup 210
161West Burlington210
162MVAOCOU209
163Northeast, Goose Lake209
164Denver 208
165MFL MarMac 207
166Interstate 35, Truro206
167Woodward-Granger206
168West Branch 204
169Rock Valley 199
170Aplington-Parkersburg 198
171Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 195
172Pocahontas Area 193
173Postville193
174Grundy Center 192
175East Sac County 191
176West Central Valley, Stuart190
177Manson Northwest Webster 188
178Lawton-Bronson 186
179South Hardin186
180Sumner-Fredericksburg 186
181Hudson 185
182Hinton 184
183Cascade, Western Dubuque183
184Central Lyon, Rock Rapids183
185Central Springs 181
186East Marshall, LeGrand181
187Missouri Valley 181
188West Sioux, Hawarden181
189Beckman Catholic, Dyersville179
190Pleasantville 179
191Treynor 179
192Central Decatur, Leon178
193Grand View Christian School178
194Regina, Iowa City178
195Tri-Center, Neola178
196Louisa-Muscatine 177
197Ogden 177
198Underwood 177
199South Central Calhoun 176
200Emmetsburg174
201Durant 173
202Ridge View173
203Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids173
204Panorama, Panora171
205Belmond-Klemme169
206Columbus Catholic, Waterloo168
207Lisbon 164
208Van Buren County 164
209Lake Mills 162
210Bellevue 161
211AHSTW, Avoca160
212Earlham 160
213MMCRU 160
214Sibley-Ocheyedan 160
215Maquoketa Valley, Delhi159
216North Mahaska, New Sharon159
217Columbus Community, Columbus Junction158
218Westwood, Sloan158
219Colfax-Mingo157
220Alta-Aurelia 155
221Logan-Magnolia 155
222North Butler, Greene155
223South Hamilton, Jewell155
224Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn154
225Danville 152
226South Winneshiek, Calmar151
227West Fork, Sheffield149
228AGWSR, Ackley148
229Wapsie Valley, Fairbank148
230ACGC147
231Pekin 146
232Boyden-Hull 145
233Nodaway Valley 145
234IKM-Manning144
235Akron Westfield 142
236B-G-M, Brooklyn142
237Mount Ayr 142
238Riverside, Oakland141
239Southwest Valley 140
240Sigourney 139
241Wapello 138
242Madrid 137
243Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg136
244North Union 135
245Starmont 135
246Wayne, Corydon135
247East Buchanan, Winthrop134
248Nashua-Plainfield134
249North Cedar, Stanwood134
250Woodbury Central, Moville134
251Midland, Wyoming133
252BCLUW, Conrad132
253Newman Catholic, Mason City130
254West Hancock, Britt130
255Woodbine 129
256New London125
257Southeast Warren, Liberty Center125
258St. Albert, Council Bluffs125
259Highland, Riverside124
260Northwood-Kensett 124
261South O'Brien, Paullina124
262West Monona, Onawa123
263Audubon 121
264Saint Ansgar120
265East Union, Afton118
266North-Linn, Troy Mills118
267St. Edmond, Fort Dodge118
268Lynnville-Sully 117
269WACO, Wayland115
270Fremont-Mills, Tabor113
271Lenox 113
272Easton Valley 111
273Gladbrook-Reinbeck 111
274Iowa Valley, Marengo110
275Martensdale-St Marys110
276Ankeny Christian Academy 109
277Kingsley-Pierson 108
278North Tama, Traer107
279Boyer Valley, Dunlap105
280GMG, Garwin104
281Newell-Fonda104
282East Mills 103
283Baxter 102
284Calamus-Wheatland 102
285CAM, Anita102
286Gehlen Catholic, LeMars102
287Janesville 102
288Montezuma 102
289Notre Dame, Burlington101
290Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction101
291Edgewood-Colesburg 100
292Central, Elkader99
293Coon Rapids-Bayard 99
294Sidney99
295Moravia 98
296Springville 98
297Central City 96
298Griswold 96
299North Iowa, Buffalo Center96
300Rockford96
301Dunkerton 95
302Bedford 94
303Belle Plaine 94
304English Valleys, North English94
305Lone Tree 94
306Riceville 94
307Winfield-Mt Union 93
308Woodward Academy93
309Don Bosco, Gilbertville92
310West Bend-Mallard 90
311Colo-NESCO 88
312Bishop Garrigan, Algona87
313Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton82
314George-Little Rock 81
315Glidden-Ralston81
316Twin Cedars, Bussey81
317Collins-Maxwell 80
318Graettinger-Terril 79
319Melcher-Dallas 79
320Tripoli79
321Harris-Lake Park 75
322Waterloo Christian School73
323Hillcrest Academy72
324Kee, Lansing69
325Clarksville 68
326Siouxland Christian67
327St. Mary's, Storm Lake67
328Keota 66
329Murray 66
330West Central, Maynard66
331West Harrison, Mondamin65
332H-L-V , Victor63
333Lamoni 62
334River Valley, Correctionville59
335Stanton 56
336Meskwaki Settlement School53
337Trinity Christian52
338Marquette Catholic, Bellevue51
339Ar-We-Va, Westside50
340Holy Trinity Catholic, Fort Madison50
341Mormon Trail, Garden Grove48
342Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf48
343Seymour 47
344Tri-State Christian 46
345Tri-County, Thornburg44
346Heartland Christian40
347Isaac Newton Christian Academy39
348Moulton-Udell 39
349Prince of Peace Catholic, Clinton39
350Paton-Churdan 38
351Maharishi, Fairfield37
352Ruthven-Ayrshire37
353Essex 36
354Morning Star Academy, Bettendorf36
355St. Mary's, Remsen36
356Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls36
357Cedar Valley Christian35
358Hamburg Charter 35
359Iowa School for the Deaf30
360Orient-Macksburg 29
361Whiting 28
362Diagonal 18
363North Iowa Christian School15
364Scattergood Friends14
365South Page, College Springs14
366Clear Lake Classical 13
367Ottumwa Christian School13
368Unity Ridge Lutheran School4
369New City Classical Academy3
370Strong Roots2
Calendar: Unified approved for 2024-25

 

IHSAA partners with the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association to form the Unified Activities Federation for Iowa interscholastic activities. Each year, each organization’s representatives and boards submit and approve a calendar to work jointly.

The 2024-25 calendar was approved Wednesday by the Board of Control.

Visit the Unified Calendar page to view more or click on toggle below to open sortable table.

2024-25 UNIFIED CALENDAR
MonthDateOrganizationsEventNFHS Week
July/August28-4Iowa High School Activities Non-Contact Period4-5
August12IHSAA & IGHSAUFall Sport Practice Starts6
August14IHSAA & IGHSAUNew Athletic Directors Workshop6
August17IHSSAJudges/Coaches Workshop 6
September2Labor Day10
October5IHSSAState Debate Clinic13
October7 or 8IHSAAGolf: Fall District Meets14
October12IHSMAMarching Band: State Festival, North14
October14-15IHSAAGolf: Fall State Meet15
October18-19IHSSA Coaches Convention15
October19IHSMAMarching Band: State Festival, South15
October21IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)16
October22IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A) 16
October23IHSMAAll-State Festival: Piano Auditions16
October23IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)16
October23IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Qualifying Meets (3A, 4A)16
October24IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A) 16
October24IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Qualifying Meets (1A, 2A)16
October25IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, First Round (8P, A, 1A, 2A)16
October26IHSMAAll-State Festival: District Auditions16
October28IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)17
October29IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)17
October30IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)17
November1IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, First Round (3A, 4A, 5A)17
November1IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Second Round (8P, A, 1A, 2A)17
November1IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Meet (3A, 4A)17
November2IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Meet (1A, 2A)17
November4IGHSAUWrestling: Practice Starts18
November4-7IGHSAUVolleyball: State Tournament (All)18
November7IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: Diving, Regional Meet18
November7IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Quarterfinals (8P) 18
November8IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Quarterfinals (A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A)18
November9IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: Swimming, Regional Meet18
November11IHSAA & IGHSAUBasketball (Girls), Swimming (Boys), Bowling (Both): Practice Starts19
November11IHSAA & IGHSAUNew Athletic Directors Workshop, Part 219
November13IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, 8 PL19
November14IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, A, 4A19
November15IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, 1A, 5A19
November15-16IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: State Meet19
November16IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, 2A, 3A19
November18IHSAABasketball, Wrestling: Practice Starts20
November21-22IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Finals (All)20
November21-23IHSMAAll-State Music Festival20
November28Thanksgiving Day21
January10-11IHSSADebate: State Tournament27
January25IHSSADistrict Contest: Large Group29
January27IHSMAJazz Band: State Festival, North (All) 30
January31IGHSAUWrestling: State Qualifying Meet30
February1IHSMAJazz Band: State Festival, South (All) 30
February3IHSMAShow Choir: State Festival (All)31
February4IHSAAWrestling: Regional Dual Meets (All) 31
February6-7IGHSAUWrestling: State Individual Tournament31
February8IHSSAState Contest, Large Group31
February8IHSAAWrestling: State Dual Tournament (All)31
February8IHSAASwimming: District Meets31
February10IHSMAJazz Choir: State Festival (All)32
February13IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A)32
February14IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A) 32
February14-15IHSAASwimming: State Meet32
February15IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (2A, 3A)32
February15IHSAAWrestling: District Meets (All)32
February17IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February17IGHSAUBowling: State Qualifying Tournaments (All)33
February18IHSAABowling: State Qualifying Tournaments (All)33
February18IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February18IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)33
February19-22IHSAAWrestling: State Individual Tournament (All)33
February20IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February21IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February22IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)33
February22IHSSAAll-State Festival, Large Group33
February24IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A, 4A)34
February24IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: Practice Starts34
February24IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (2A Team; 1A Individual)34
February25IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (3A Team; 2A Individual)34
February25IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament, 4A, 5A34
February25IHSAABasketball: District Tournament, 1A, 2A34
February26IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (1A Team; 3A Individual)34
February26IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament, 1A, 2A34
February27IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A)34
February28IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (4A)34
March1IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (1A, 2A)34
March 1IHSSADistrict Contest, Individual Events34
March3-8IGHSAUBasketball: State Tournament (All)35
February3IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A)35
February4IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (4A)35
March10-14IHSAABasketball: State Tournament (All)36
March15IHSSAState Contest, Individual Events36
March17IHSAA & IGHSAUGolf, Soccer,Tennis: Practice Starts37
March29IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (3A)38
March31IHSSAIHSSA Individual Events All-State Festival39
April5IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (2A)40
April12IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (1A, 4A)41
May5IHSAA & IGHSAUBaseball, Softball: Practice Starts44
May9IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (2A, 4A); Orchestra: Quad Cities Area Only44
May9IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (1A, 3A)44
May10IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (2A, 4A)44
May12IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Singles & Doubles (All)45
May14IHSAAGolf: Sectional Meets (All)45
May14IHSAATennis: District Meets, Singles & Doubles (All)45
May15IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: State Qualifying Meets (All)45
May16IGHSAUGolf: Regional Meets (1A, 2A)45
May16IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Team (All)45
May17IHSAATennis: Substate Meets, Team (All)45
May19IHSAAGolf: District Meets (All)46
May19IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (2A, 1A)46
May20IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Team (All)46
May20IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)46
May21IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (1A)46
May21IGHSAUGolf: Regional Meets (All)46
May21IHSAATennis: Substate Meets, Team (All)46
May22-24IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: State Meet (All)46
May23IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (2A, 3A)46
May24IGHSAUTennis: Substate & Quarterfinals, Team (All)46
May26Memorial Day47
May27IGHSAUTennis: Quarterfinals, Team (1A, if necessary)47
May27IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (All)47
May27-28IHSAAGolf: State Meet (All)47
May28-29IHSAATennis: State Meet, Singles & Doubles (All)47
May29IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (All)47
May28IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (All)47
May29-30IGHSAUGolf: State Meet (All)47
May30IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (All)47
May30-31IGHSAUTennis: State Meet, Singles & Doubles (All)47
June2IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June2IGHSAUTennis: State Meet, Team (All)48
June3IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June3IHSAATennis: State Meet, Team (All)48
June4IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June5IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June6IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June7IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June10IHSAA & IGHSAUGolf: State Coed Meet49
June10IHSAA & IGHSAUTennis: State Coed Meet49
July3IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A)52
July5IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)52
July7IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July8IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July9IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July10IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)1
July11IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July11IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)1
July12IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July12IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)1
July14IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)2
July14IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)2
July15IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (1A, 2A)2
July15IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)2
July16IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (3A, 4A)2
July21-25IHSAABaseball: State Tournament (All)3
July21-25IGHSAUSoftball: State Tournament (All)3
July/Aug.27-3Iowa High School Activities Non-Contact Period4/5
Health & Safety: Wet Bulb Globe Temperature adopted for 2024-25

 

IHSAA will shift heat-related guidance standards from Heat Index to Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) for the 2024-25 school year. NFHS and numerous

Per NFHS: “The WBGT device takes into account ambient temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle, direct sunlight and cloud cover. WBGT provides vital information for schools to use in helping school administration to determine if conditions are appropriate to hold activity programs during hot weather.”

In 2021-22, IHSAA previously distributed 100 complimentary WBGT devices to member schools via an NFHS Foundation grant. Further guidance will be shared with member schools and through sport administrators prior to fall sport seasons.

Soccer: Ejection reports reviewed

 

As a regular item within the Director of Officials report, the Board of Control reviewed ejections in spring sports, with soccer featuring 81 ejections through April 23 across the varsity, sub-varsity, and junior high levels. Varsity boys’ soccer has accounted for 65 of those ejections, only two of which were handballs. 

The 2023 soccer season featured 106 total ejections, which included 10 handballs. The first playing date of the 2024 soccer season was Monday, March 25. The postseason begins May 13 (2A, 1A) and May 14 (4A, 3A) and concludes June 1. 

“Topping 80 ejections in the first month of the season is extremely concerning,” IHSAA executive director Tom Keating said. “It will take a statewide effort of players, coaches, officials, and administrators to restore an acceptable level of sportsmanship to soccer this spring.” 

Per the IHSAA’s soccer manual, any team receiving four varsity red cards — players or coaches — is not permitted to participate in the postseason. 

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