CLASSIFICATIONS: FOOTBALL

School enrollment numbers from each year inform the following school year’s classifications for IHSAA sanctioned sports. For football only, these numbers are used for two-year cycles. 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

Football: Seven classes.

5A: Largest 36 schools.

4A: Next largest 36 schools.

3A: Next largest 36 schools.

2A: Next largest 48 schools.

1A: Next largest 48 schools.

A: Remaining 11-player schools.

8P: Schools with enrollments under 120, schools previously under 120 and granted 8-player exemption from previous cycle.

FOOTBALL

2021-22 CLASSIFICATIONS

Latest update: April 23, 2021

Team NameEnrollmentClassificationCooperative Sharing Agreement Schools
Valley, West Des Moines21415A
Des Moines, Lincoln18075A
Johnston17275A
Linn-Mar, Marion16665A
Southeast Polk16425A
Des Moines, East15955A
Des Moines, Roosevelt15435A
Ankeny Centennial13955A
Waterloo, West14235AWaterloo Christian
Prairie, Cedar Rapids13025A
Ankeny13785AAnkeny Christian Academy
Cedar Falls13185AValley Lutheran
Waukee Northwest12605A
Cedar Rapids, Kennedy12485A
Davenport, Central12425A
Sioux City, North12405A
Dubuque, Hempstead12045A
Pleasant Valley11835A
Iowa City, City High11815A
Waukee11715A
Marshalltown11625A
Bettendorf12185AMorning Star Academy; Rivermont Collegiate
Sioux City, East11355A
Iowa City, West11135A
Cedar Rapids, Jefferson11125A
Muscatine11115A
Davenport, West10905A
Des Moines, North10885A
Dubuque, Senior10785A
Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines10635A
Ames10545A
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln10165A
Davenport, North9975A
Ottumwa10075AOttumwa Christian
Sioux City, West9935A
Urbandale9595A
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson9394A
Iowa City, Liberty8864A
Cedar Rapids, Washington8744A
Fort Dodge8234A
Mason City8174A
Indianola8144A
Waterloo, East8134A
Norwalk7684A
Des Moines, Hoover7554A
North Scott, Eldridge7504A
Clinton7834APrince of Peace
Burlington7254A
Lewis Central7174A
Epworth, Western Dubuque7174A
Dallas Center-Grimes6834A
Newton6684A
Storm Lake6474ASt. Mary's, Storm Lake
Denison-Schleswig6004A
Spencer5604A
Waverly-Shell Rock5554A
Pella5444A
Clear Creek-Amana5564AHillcrest Academy
Marion5224A
Bondurant-Farrar5204A
Carlisle5114A
Boone4914A
LeMars4834A
Xavier, Cedar Rapids5054AIsaac Newton Christian Academy
Oskaloosa4694A
Webster City4574A
Glenwood4464A
Winterset4364A
Mount Pleasant5804ADanville
Fort Madison4804AHoly Trinity Catholic, Fort Madison
Decorah4314A
Perry4224A
Keokuk4223A
Carroll4223A
ADM, Adel4213A
North Polk, Alleman4123A
Gilbert4023A
Creston4003A
Charles City3973A
Fairfield3953A
Central DeWitt3923A
Solon3893A
Knoxville3853A
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley3843ABoyden-Hull
Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City3763A
Benton Community3753A
Humboldt3713A
Maquoketa3703A
Grinnell3703A
Sergeant Bluff-Luton3693A
West Delaware, Manchester3653A
Washington3643A
Center Point-Urbana3643A
Harlan Community3633A
Independence3533A
MOC-Floyd Valley3573A
South Tama County, Tama3563A
Ballard3543A
Vinton-Shellsburg3463A
Nevada3453A
Assumption, Davenport3423A
Algona3353A
West Burlington/Notre Dame3363ANotre Dame
Sioux Center3283A
Saydel3243A
Hampton-Dumont-CAL3243A
Mount Vernon3223A
Atlantic3223A
Iowa Falls - Alden3192A
Clarke, Osceola3192A
Wahlert, Dubuque3162A
Crestwood, Cresco3162A
Clear Lake3152A
Anamosa3092A
Estherville Lincoln Central3072A
Davis County, Bloomfield3052A
Greene County3022APaton-Churdan
West Liberty2982A
Williamsburg2932A
Centerville2892A
Oelwein2882A
Albia2882A
Spirit Lake2832A
Monticello2822A
Chariton2782A
Sheldon2772A
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock2762AGeorge-Little Rock
Waukon2652A
Okoboji, Milford2632A
New Hampton2602A
Forest City2552A
Cherokee, Washington2532A
Mid-Prairie, Wellman2522A
Clarinda2812ASouth Page
Roland-Story, Story City2482A
Union, LaPorte City2442A
Des Moines Christian2442A
Tipton2422A
Southeast Valley, Gowrie2422A
Central Lee, Donnellson2412A
North Fayette Valley2402A
Red Oak2392A
West Marshall, State Center2382A
OABCIG2382A
PCM, Monroe2342A
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura2302A
Shenandoah2292A
Unity Christian, Orange City2272A
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows2262A
Northeast, Goose Lake2222A
West Lyon, Inwood2212A
Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont2212A
Pocahontas Area2202A
Camanche2202A
Osage2182A
Jesup2172A
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll2151A
Treynor2131A
Eagle Grove2081A
Western Christian, Hull2071A
Columbus Catholic, Waterloo2041A
Emmetsburg2021A
Interstate 35, Truro2011A
Cardinal, Eldon1991A
West Central Valley, Stuart1971A
Van Meter1971A
Underwood1971A
Beckman Catholic, Dyersville1961A
Sibley-Ocheyedan1941A
MVAOCOU1941A
Mediapolis1941A
East Marshall, LeGrand1941A
Louisa-Muscatine1901A
Dike-New Hartford1901A
Denver1901A
Wilton1891A
Sigourney/Keota1891AKeota
East Sac County1891A
South Central Calhoun1881A
West Sioux, Hawarden1871A
Aplington-Parkersburg1871A
Nodaway Valley1861AOrient-Macksburg
Woodward-Granger1841A
Belmond-Klemme 1831A
Sumner-Fredericksburg1811A
South Hamilton, Jewell1801A
Ridge View1801A
Panorama, Panora1801A
Manson Northwest Webster1801A
Pella Christian1791A
Central Springs1791A
Central Decatur, Leon1791A
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids1781A
MFL MarMac1751A
ACGC1751A
Van Buren County1741A
Cascade, Western Dubuque1721A
Regina, Iowa City1711A
South Hardin1701A
Postville1701A
Durant1701A
West Monona, Onawa1691A
West Branch1691A
Pleasantville1691A
Mount Ayr169ADiagonal
Hinton169A
Missouri Valley168A
Grundy Center167A
Colfax-Mingo164A
Alta-Aurelia162A
North Union161A
Hudson161A
Pekin159A
Ogden158A
North Cedar, Stanwood157A
Bellevue157A
Alburnett157A
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank155A
Southwest Valley155A
AHSTW, Avoca155A
Lake Mills154A
IKM-Manning153A
South Winneshiek, Calmar152A
Lawton-Bronson152A
Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg152A
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn150A
West Fork, Sheffield149A
Madrid149A
Logan-Magnolia148A
Earlham 147A
Columbus Community, Columbus Community146A
Starmont144A
Maquoketa Valley, Delhi142A
AGWSR, Ackley142A
Westwood, Sloan139A
Tri-Center, Neola139A
South O'Brien, Paullina139A
BCLUW, Conrad139A
West Hancock, Britt136A
North Linn, Troy Mills136A
Woodbury Central, Moville135A
East Buchanan, Winthrop135A
Lisbon134A
North Butler, Greene133A
MMCRU133A
Akron-Westfield132A
St. Albert, Council Bluffs131AHeartland Christian
Newman Catholic, Mason City131A
Sidney130A
Lynnville-Sully130A
Nashua-Plainfield128A
North Mahaska, New Sharon127A
Highland, Riverside127A
Wapello126A
Saint Ansgar124A
Riverside, Oakland122A
Wayne, Corydon121A
Belle Plaine114A
North Tama, Traer108A
Gehlen Catholic, LeMars107A
Newell-Fonda1368P
New London1328P
Iowa Valley, Marengo1328P
Martensdale-St. Marys1268P
East Union, Afton1258P
Grand View Christian School1218P
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge1208P
Easton Valley1178P
GMG, Garwin1168P
Northwood-Kensett1158P
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire1158P
English Valleys, North English1158PRuthven-Ayrshire
East Mills1158P
B-G-M, Brooklyn1148P
West Harrison/Whiting1138P
CAM, Anita1138PWhiting
Midland, Wyoming1128P
Southeast Warren, Liberty Center1108P
WACO, Wayland1098P
Edgewood-Colesburg1098P
Gladbrook-Reinbeck1078P
Baxter1078P
Lone Tree1068P
Woodward Academy1068P
Bedford1058P
Montezuma1048P
Lenox1048P
Winfield-Mt. Union1038P
Collins-Maxwell1038P
Central, Elkader1038P
Kingsley-Pierson1028P
Stanton/Essex1008PEssex
Central City1008P
Griswold998P
Seymour/Moulton-Udell988PMoulton-Udell
Bishop Garrigan, Algona988P
Colo-NESCO988P
Audubon978P
Dunkerton968P
Calamus-Wheatland968P
Moravia958P
Fremont-Mills, Tabor958P
Woodbine948P
Rockford948P
Springville938P
River Valley, Correctionville938P
Tripoli928P
Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction888P
North Iowa, Buffalo Center868P
Boyer Valley, Dunlap868P
Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton838P
West Bend-Mallard828P
Kee, Lansing828P
Coon Rapids-Bayard808P
Harris-Lake Park788P
Melcher-Dallas778P
Janesville758P
Lamoni718P
H-L-V, Victor718P
Twin Cedars, Bussey708P
Riceville678P
Meskwaki Settlement School668P
Don Bosco, Gilbertville658P
Glidden-Ralston638P
Clarksville638P
Murray628P
Tri-County, Thornburg598P
West Central, Maynard588P
Siouxland Christian578P
Mormon Trail, Garden Grove528P
St. Mary's, Remsen498P
Ar-We-Va, Westside418P