IHSAA CLASSIFICATIONS

The IHSAA bases its classifications on school enrollment numbers from one year to inform the following school year’s assignments. Enrollment numbers are provided by the Basic Educational Data Survey (BEDS) from the Iowa Department of Education.

The current athletic year’s BEDS enrollments are available to view below in a sortable and searchable format.

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2020-21 Sport Classifications

OVERALL BEDS 

2020-21 ATHLETIC YEAR based on 2019-20 ENROLLMENTS

Grades 9, 10, 11; Ties in enrollment by first alphabetical to larger class.

#SchoolEnrollment
1.Waukee2267
2.Valley, West Des Moines2192
3.Des Moines, Lincoln1776
4.Johnston1763
5.Linn-Mar, Marion1702
6.Southeast Polk1605
7.Des Moines, Roosevelt1566
8.Des Moines, East1560
9.Waterloo, West1345
10.Dubuque, Hempstead1337
11.Ankeny1334
12.Cedar Rapids, Kennedy1329
13.Ankeny Centennial1321
14.Prairie, Cedar Rapids1312
15.Sioux City, North1248
16.Cedar Rapids, Jefferson1228
17.Cedar Falls1226
18.Iowa City, City High1175
19.Bettendorf1166
20.Davenport, Central1153
21.Dubuque, Senior1149
22.Davenport, West1140
23.Marshalltown1135
24.Sioux City, East1119
25.Pleasant Valley1117
26.Muscatine1109
27.Iowa City, West1107
28.Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines1071
29.Ames1046
30.Cedar Rapids, Washington1034
31.Des Moines, North1031
32.Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln1021
33.Sioux City, West1018
34.Urbandale986
35.Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson975
36.Ottumwa955
37.Davenport, North929
38.Fort Dodge844
39.Indianola844
40.Iowa City, Liberty843
41.Mason City816
42.Waterloo, East793
43.Des Moines, Hoover783
44.Burlington746
45.Clinton730
46.North Scott, Eldridge727
47.Norwalk704
48.Lewis Central677
49.Epworth, Western Dubuque674
50.Dallas Center-Grimes644
51.Newton638
52.Storm Lake597
53.Denison-Schleswig584
54.Waverly-Shell Rock565
55.Pella535
56.Spencer525
57.Clear Creek-Amana523
58.Marion523
59.LeMars501
60.Oskaloosa484
61.Boone482
62.Carlisle482
63.Decorah472
64.Bondurant-Farrar470
65.Xavier, Cedar Rapids454
66.Glenwood452
67.Mount Pleasant442
68.Webster City435
69.Fort Madison422
70.ADM, Adel398
71.Carroll397
72.North Polk, Alleman397
73.Keokuk392
74.Winterset389
75.Perry388
76.Charles City387
77.Central DeWitt385
78.Harlan Community383
79.Fairfield382
80.Washington382
81.Benton Community381
82.Creston381
83.Gilbert381
84.Ballard379
85.Grinnell378
86.Wahlert, Dubuque378
87.Sergeant Bluff-Luton377
88.West Delaware, Manchester375
89.Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City369
90.Assumption, Davenport366
91.Humboldt365
92.Knoxville365
93.Nevada358
94.Maquoketa357
95.South Tama County, Tama353
96.Vinton-Shellsburg352
97.Center Point-Urbana348
98.Solon346
99.Independence339
100.Saydel338
101.MOC-Floyd Valley330
102.Hampton-Dumont-Cal327
103.Atlantic323
104.Algona320
105.Mount Vernon315
106.Clear Lake314
107.Sioux Center310
108.Monticello301
109.Clarke, Osceola300
110.Centerville299
111.Crestwood, Cresco296
112.Estherville Lincoln Central295
113.Mid-Prairie, Wellman294
114.Williamsburg293
115.Iowa Falls - Alden292
116.Spirit Lake291
117.Anamosa289
118.Albia288
119.West Liberty284
120.Davis County, Bloomfield283
121.Sheldon277
122.Waukon274
123.Oelwein272
124.Greene County259
125.Chariton256
126.Forest City256
127.New Hampton256
128.Okoboji, Milford250
129.North Fayette Valley247
130.Central Lee, Donnellson246
131.Cherokee, Washington244
132.Roland-Story, Story City243
133.PCM, Monroe242
134.Union, LaPorte City242
135.Red Oak241
136.Tipton241
137.Des Moines Christian239
138.West Marshall, State Center239
139.Clarinda233
140.West Lyon, Inwood233
141.Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont232
142.Garner-Hayfield-Ventura232
143.Camanche231
144.Shenandoah229
145.Unity Christian, Orange City227
146.OABCIG226
147.Southeast Valley, Gowrie226
148.West Burlington226
149.Clarion-Goldfield-Dows222
150.Kuemper Catholic, Carroll219
151.Osage214
152.Panorama, Panora212
153.Pocahontas Area210
154.Emmetsburg209
155.Beckman Catholic, Dyersville207
156.Northeast, Goose Lake205
157.Louisa-Muscatine204
158.Jesup202
159.Dike-New Hartford201
160.Eagle Grove200
161.Treynor200
162.Belmond-Klemme 199
163.Sibley-Ocheyedan195
164.Underwood193
165.Western Christian, Hull192
166.Denver191
167.Rock Valley191
168.Cardinal, Eldon190
169.West Central Valley, Stuart190
170.West Sioux, Hawarden190
171.South Hardin188
172.Wilton187
173.Columbus Catholic, Waterloo186
174.Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids186
175.Missouri Valley184
176.Woodward-Granger184
177.Pella Christian183
178.South Central Calhoun183
179.South Hamilton, Jewell182
180.East Marshall, LeGrand181
181.Van Meter181
182.ACGC180
183.Interstate 35, Truro179
184.West Branch179
185.Sumner-Fredericksburg178
186.Aplington-Parkersburg176
187.Hinton176
188.Cascade, Western Dubuque175
189.Hudson175
190.Mediapolis175
191.MVAOCOU175
192.East Sac County174
193.Pekin173
194.Boyden-Hull171
195.Van Buren County171
196.Central Decatur, Leon170
197.Central Lyon, Rock Rapids167
198.Colfax-Mingo167
199.Durant167
200.Pleasantville167
201.Central Springs166
202.Ridge View165
203.Manson Northwest Webster164
204.Bellevue163
205.Postville161
206.Regina, Iowa City159
207.Woodward Academy158
208.AHSTW, Avoca156
209.Alta-Aurelia156
210.Tri-Center, Neola156
211.Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg153
212.Lake Mills153
213.MFL MarMac153
214.North Linn, Troy Mills153
215.North Union153
216.Ogden153
217.Grundy Center152
218.IKM-Manning152
219.Madrid152
220.North Cedar, Stanwood152
221.West Fork, Sheffield152
222.South Winneshiek, Calmar151
223.Danville150
224.Lawton-Bronson149
225.Mount Ayr148
226.West Monona, Onawa148
227.Maquoketa Valley, Delhi147
228.Nodaway Valley147
229.Columbus Community, Columbus Community146
230.Starmont146
231.Alburnett144
232.Earlham 144
233.South O'Brien, Paullina144
234.Wapello143
235.Wapsie Valley, Fairbank143
236.West Hancock, Britt141
237.Sigourney140
238.East Buchanan, Winthrop138
239.Woodbury Central, Moville138
240.Lynnville-Sully137
241.Southwest Valley137
242.Akron-Westfield136
243.Sidney136
244.Logan-Magnolia135
245.Saint Ansgar134
246.Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn133
247.Newell-Fonda133
248.Belle Plaine132
249.Lisbon132
250.AGWSR, Ackley131
251.Highland, Riverside131
252.BCLUW, Conrad130
253.New London129
254.St. Edmond, Fort Dodge129
255.Iowa Valley, Marengo128
256.Westwood, Sloan128
257.MMCRU126
258.Nashua-Plainfield126
259.North Mahaska, New Sharon126
260.East Union, Afton125
261.North Butler, Greene125
262.Southeast Warren, Liberty Center124
263.Wayne, Corydon124
264.Edgewood-Colesburg123
265.Northwood-Kensett122
266.Riverside, Oakland120
267.St. Albert, Council Bluffs119
268.Newman Catholic, Mason City118
269.Martensdale-St. Marys117
270.Midland, Wyoming117
271.GMG, Garwin116
272.B-G-M, Brooklyn115
273.Easton Valley113
274.Winfield-Mt. Union112
275.CAM, Anita111
276.Grand View Christian School111
277.Lone Tree111
278.Gehlen Catholic, LeMars110
279.North Tama, Traer110
280.Lenox109
281.Audubon107
282.Bishop Garrigan, Algona107
283.Kingsley-Pierson107
284.WACO, Wayland106
285.Montezuma105
286.Notre Dame, Burlington104
287.Dunkerton103
288.East Mills103
289.Rockford103
290.Central, Elkader102
291.Tripoli102
292.Springville101
293.Boyer Valley, Dunlap100
294.George-Little Rock100
295.Gladbrook-Reinbeck100
296.Central City99
297.River Valley, Correctionville99
298.Woodbine99
299.English Valleys, North English98
300.Colo-Nesco97
301.Griswold95
302.Bedford94
303.Fremont-Mills, Tabor93
304.Calamus-Wheatland91
305.Baxter90
306.Coon Rapids-Bayard89
307.Don Bosco, Gilbertville89
308.Moravia88
309.Kee, Lansing86
310.Janesville84
311.Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction83
313.Melcher-Dallas82
312.Collins-Maxwell82
314.Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton80
315.Lamoni78
316.North Iowa, Buffalo Center78
317.Graettinger-Terril77
318.H-L-V, Victor77
319.Harris-Lake Park76
320.West Bend-Mallard75
321.Riceville74
322.West Harrison, Mondamin72
323.Ankeny Christian Academy69
324.Tri-County, Thornburg69
325.Twin Cedars, Bussey69
326.Seymour68
327.Murray67
328.Meskwaki Settlement School66
329.West Central, Maynard66
330.Glidden-Ralston63
331.Clarksville61
332.Holy Trinity Catholic, Fort Madison59
333.Clarinda Academy58
334.Keota58
335.St. Mary's, Storm Lake57
336.Stanton57
337.Trinity Christian55
338.Paton-Churdan54
339.Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf52
340.Siouxland Christian51
341.Ar-We-Va, Westside50
342.St. Mary's, Remsen50
343.Marquette Catholic, Bellevue48
344.Prince of Peace Catholic, Clinton46
345.Hillcrest Academy45
346.Mormon Trail, Garden Grove45
347.Whiting43
348.Essex40
349.Moulton-Udell38
350.Ruthven-Ayrshire36
351.Orient-Macksburg35
352.Maharishi School34
353.Morning Star Academy, Bettendorf34
354.Waterloo Christian School31
355.Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls29
356.Heartland Christian27
357.Isaac Newton Christian Academy27
358.Diagonal26
359.Iowa School for the Deaf23
360.Cedar Valley Christian 21
361.Scattergood Friends21
362.South Page, College Springs18
363.North Iowa Christian School17
364.Ottumwa Christian School10
365.Promise Academy at Quakerdale9
Sport Classification Breakdowns

Baseball: Four classes.

Basketball: Four classes.

Bowling: Three classes.

Cross Country: Four classes. 

Football: Six classes. Seven classes starting 2021.

Golf: Four classes. One class in fall, three classes in spring.

Soccer: Three classes.

Swimming: One class.

Tennis: Two classes.

Track & Field: Four classes.

Wrestling: Three classes.