School enrollment numbers from each year inform the following school year’s classifications for IHSAA sanctioned sports. Enrollment numbers are provided by the Basic Educational Data Survey (BEDS) from the Iowa Department of Education. Whole grade and cooperative sharing agreements listed as available. To view other sports or overall BEDS numbers, view the Classifications page.


Sport Breakdown

Cross Country: Four classes.

4A: Largest 48 schools.

3A: Next largest 64 schools.

2A: Next largest 72 schools.

1A: Remaining schools.




Latest update: August 15, 2022

*Classifications were finalized on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00pm. No new cooperative agreements are now accepted, nor will any existing coop agreements be allowed to dissolve.

Valley, West Des Moines22714A
Southeast Polk 18014A
Johnston 17524A
Des Moines, Lincoln 17404A
Linn-Mar, Marion17334A
Des Moines, East 15024A
Des Moines, Roosevelt 14804A
Ankeny Centennial 14234A
Waukee Northwest13724A
Waterloo, West 13484A
Prairie, Cedar Rapids13344A
Iowa City, City High13264AWest Branch
Cedar Falls13114A
Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 12964A
Pleasant Valley12644A
Waukee 12454A
Dubuque, Hempstead 12374A
Sioux City, North 12304A
Bettendorf 12204AMorning Star Academy, Bettendorf; Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 11894A
Davenport, Central 11824A
Davenport, West 11454A
Muscatine 11324A
Marshalltown 11324A
Sioux City, East 11064A
Iowa City, West 10964A
Ottumwa 10824AOttumwa Christian School
Dubuque, Senior 10784A
Des Moines, North 10404A
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln10314A
Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines10304A
Davenport, North 10224A
Sioux City, West 9814A
Cedar Rapids, Washington9784A
Urbandale 9774A
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 9034A
Iowa City, Liberty 8614A
Waterloo, East8314A
Indianola 8254A
Fort Dodge 7994A
North Scott, Eldridge7864A
Norwalk 7804A
Mason City 7614A
Clinton 7574A
Dallas Center-Grimes 7384A
Epworth, Western Dubuque7213A
Des Moines, Hoover 6813A
Lewis Central6743A
Newton 6643A
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll6253ACarroll
Waverly-Shell Rock 5963A
Storm Lake 5953ASt. Mary's, Storm Lake
Bondurant-Farrar 5633A
Pella 5583A
Carlisle 5563A
Clear Creek-Amana 5443A
LeMars 5393A
Marion 5303A
Boone 5273A
Mount Vernon-Lisbon4963ALisbon
Xavier, Cedar Rapids4703AIsaac Newton Christian Academy
North Polk, Alleman4673A
ADM, Adel4603A
Webster City 4473A
Iowa Falls-Alden / AGWSR4423AAGWSR
Oskaloosa 4393A
Mount Pleasant 4383A
Perry 4333A
Keokuk 4323A
Glenwood 4303A
Decorah 4303A
Winterset 4243A
Creston 4163A
Fort Madison 4113A
Central DeWitt4073A
Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City4043A
Maquoketa 4013A
Ballard 4013A
Gilbert 4003A
Charles City 3993A
BHRV3943ARock Valley
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3933A
Knoxville 3933A
Humboldt 3743A
West Delaware, Manchester3733A
Fairfield 3723A
Benton Community3723A
Atlantic 3663A
Washington 3633A
Sioux Center 3633A
Nevada 3603A
MOC-Floyd Valley 3603A
Center Point-Urbana 3603A
Harlan Community3573A
Solon 3493A
Grinnell 3403A
South Tama County, Tama3373A
Assumption, Davenport3363A
Vinton-Shellsburg 3343A
Wahlert, Dubuque3303A
Saydel 3233A
Notre Dame / West Burlington3233AWest Burlington
Clarke, Osceola3213A
Clear Lake 3203A
Greene County3192APaton Churdan
Spirit Lake 3092A
Williamsburg 3072A
Crestwood, Cresco3052A
Anamosa 3042A
Davis County, Bloomfield3032A
Estherville Lincoln Central 3022A
Chariton 2992A
Waukon 2862A
George-Little Rock/Central Lyon2862ACentral Lyon
Mid-Prairie, Wellman2842A
GCGR, Grundy Center2832AGladbrook-Reinbeck
Albia 2832A
Danville / New London2782ANew London
Centerville 2782A
New Hampton 2722A
West Liberty 2712A
Roland-Story, Story City2702A
Okoboji, Milford2702A
Monticello 2692A
Oelwein 2662A
Sheldon 2622A
Clarinda 2602A
Red Oak 2582A
Columbus Catholic, Waterloo2582ADon Bosco, Gilbertville
Cherokee, Washington 2552A
Forest City 2542A
Southeast Valley, Gowrie2522A
Des Moines Christian 2522A
West Marshall, State Center2512A
North Fayette Valley 2492A
South Central Calhoun 2472AGlidden-Ralston
Central Lee, Donnellson2472A
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 2412A
Shenandoah 2402A
Eagle Grove2392A
Camanche 2372A
West Lyon, Inwood2362A
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 2342A
Unity Christian, Orange City2282A
Van Meter 2272A
Union, LaPorte City2272A
Tipton 2272A
Osage 2262A
Northeast, Goose Lake2252A
Jesup 2202A
Western Christian, Hull2132A
Starmont/West Central2132AWest Central (Maynard)
Mediapolis 2102A
Cardinal, Eldon2092A
Emmetsburg 2082A
Pocahontas Area 2072A
Wilton 2042A
Pella Christian2002A
Interstate 35, Truro2002A
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 2002A
West Sioux, Hawarden1992A
East Sac County 1982A
West Central Valley, Stuart1962A
Beckman Catholic, Dyersville1962A
Treynor 1952A
Aplington-Parkersburg 1952A
Dike-New Hartford 1922A
Denver 1922A
Van Buren County 1902A
Underwood 1882A
MFL MarMac1871A
Central Decatur, Leon1871A
Cascade, Western Dubuque1871A
Manson Northwest Webster 1861A
East Marshall, LeGrand1861A
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids1831A
Sibley-Ocheyedan 1831A
Ridge View 1831A
Hudson 1801A
Belmond-Klemme 1791A
Woodward-Granger 1781A
South Hardin1781A
Missouri Valley 1781A
Colfax-Mingo 1771A
Pleasantville 1721A
Durant 1711A
Panorama, Panora1681A
Alburnett 1681A
AHSTW, Avoca1681A
Lake Mills 1671A
Southwest Valley1641A
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 1641A
Central Springs 1631A
South Winneshiek, Calmar1621A
Alta-Aurelia 1611A
North Union 1591A
Madrid 1581A
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank1571A
Lawton-Bronson 1571A
IKM-Manning 1571A
Bellevue 1571A
Regina, Iowa City1561A
South Hamilton, Jewell1551A
West Monona, Onawa1531A
Mount Ayr1521A
Columbus Community, Columbus Junction1501A
Pekin 1481A
Grand View Christian School1481A
West Fork, Sheffield1471A
East Buchanan, Winthrop1471A
Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg1471A
Westwood, Sloan1461A
North Mahaska, New Sharon1461A
Nodaway Valley 1461A
North Cedar, Stanwood1441A
North Butler, Greene1441A
Newman Catholic, Mason City1441A
Tri-Center, Neola1431A
Maquoketa Valley, Delhi1411A
Riverside, Oakland1401A
South O'Brien, Paullina1391A
Bedford1361ASouth Page
Earlham 1341A
BCLUW, Conrad1331A
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center1301A
Martensdale-St Marys 1301A
Highland, Riverside1301A
Sidney 1291A
Newell-Fonda 1291A
Midland, Wyoming1291A
Nashua-Plainfield 1271A
Saint Ansgar 1241A
West Hancock, Britt1231A
Lynnville-Sully 1231A
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge1221A
Baxter 1221A
B-G-M, Brooklyn1221A
Wayne, Corydon1211A
St. Albert, Council Bluffs1211A
North Linn, Troy Mills1211A
Iowa Valley, Marengo1211A
WACO, Wayland1201A
East Mills1191A
CAM, Anita1191A
GMG, Garwin1171A
East Union, Afton1141A
Montezuma 1131A
Gehlen Catholic, LeMars1121A
Easton Valley 1121A
Central, Elkader1081A
Moravia 1071A
Lenox 1071A
Fremont-Mills, Tabor1051A
Audubon 1051A
North Tama, Traer1031A
Edgewood-Colesburg 1031A
Lone Tree 1011A
Boyer Valley, Dunlap1001A
Griswold 991A
Bishop Garrigan, Algona991A
Belle Plaine981A
Winfield-Mt. Union961A
Woodbine 951A
West Bend-Mallard 951A
Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction951A
Rockford 951A
Colo-NESCO 951A
English Valleys, North English 941A
Collins-Maxwell 931A
North Iowa, Buffalo Center891A
Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton 891A
Woodward Academy881A
Janesville 861A
Ankeny Christian Academy861A
Twin Cedars, Bussey831A
Coon Rapids-Bayard 811A
Harris-Lake Park 791A
Lamoni 741A
Siouxland Christian731A
Melcher-Dallas 731A
Kee, Lansing721A
Keota 711A
Clarksville 681A
H-L-V, Victor651A
Trinity Christian641A
West Harrison, Mondamin601A
Tri-County, Thornburg561A
St. Mary's, Remsen521A
Essex 521A
Whiting 511A
Holy Trinity Catholic, Fort Madison491A
Meskwaki Settlement School431A
Hillcrest Academy421A
Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls411A
Marquette Catholic, Bellevue411A
Prince of Peace Catholic, Clinton401A
Moulton-Udell 361A
Diagonal 361A
Waterloo Christian School341A
Heartland Christian 341A
Orient-Macksburg 311A
Iowa School for the Deaf261A