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IHSAA releases school enrollments for next two-year cycle of classifications

The Indiana High School Athletic Association will use enrollment totals for member schools to reclassify sectional assignments.

The enrollment figures, the total of boys and girls in grades 9-12, were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education and will be utilized to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, softball and volleyball for the next two years.

Sectional assignments will be announced in the spring following committee meetings made up of school administrators from around the state. Their final recommendations will be presented to the IHSAA Executive Committee for approval on May 3, 2022.

The top five schools in terms of total enrollment are Carmel (5,327 students), Ben Davis (4,557), Warren Central (3,868), North Central (3,709) and Fishers (3,611).

The bottom five IHSAA-member schools by enrollment are Lighthouse Christian Academy (62), Indiana School For The Blind (55), Medora (51), Central Christian Academy (48) and Smith Academy of Excellence (40).



Shelbyville is the 88th largest at 1,133 students (244 seniors, 285 juniors, 289 sophomores and 315 freshmen). In the two-year cycles started in 2015-16, Shelbyville has been ranked 93rd, 91st, 87th and now 88th.

The three schools above Shelbyville are Indianapolis Crispus Attucks (1,143), New Palestine (1,167) and Jennings County (1,181). The three schools below Shelbyville are Columbia City (1,127), East Chicago Central (1,109) and Roncalli (1,080).



Triton Central is ranked as the 218th largest school system with 462 students (116 seniors, 111 juniors, 106 sophomores and 129 freshmen). The ranking is the highest for the school system in the last four cycles after being 229th in 2015-16, 224th in 2017-18 and 220th in 2019-20.

Above Triton Central are Sullivan (472), Wabash (471) and Bluffton (471); below TC are Providence (460), Eastern (Greentown) (456) and Lighthouse Charter School (455).

Shelby County’s three smallest schools fall between 364th and 374th in the most recent cycle.



Morristown is 364th with 189 students (59 seniors, 50 juniors, 37 sophomores and 43 freshmen). The school system is climbing the enrollment list based off being ranked 375th in 2015-16, 372nd in 2017-18 and 368th in 2021-22.

Above Morristown are Argos (192), Blue River Valley (191) and Faith Christian (190); below Morristown are Evansville Christian School (185), Rock Creek Academy (176) and Southwestern (Shelby) (176).



Southwestern of Shelby County is 376th, just as it was in 2016-16. The school system reported 176 students this cycle (37 seniors, 49 juniors, 45 sophomores and 45 freshmen).

Southwestern has been ranked 367th (2015-16), 360th (2017-18) and 372nd (2019-20) before this cycle.

Above Southwestern are Morristown (189), Evansville Christian (185) and Rock Creek Academy (176) while below Southwestern are New Washington (174), Greenwood Christian Academy (170) and Attica (170).



With 161 students, Waldron is ranked 374th overall. The school system reported 32 seniors, 37 juniors, 47 sophomores and 45 freshmen.

Over the last four enrollment cycles, Waldron has been ranked 368th (2015-16), 382nd (2017-18), 381st (2019-20) and now 374th.

Above Waldron are Christian Academy of Indiana (169), Elkhart Christian Academy (168) and Shakamak (167); below Waldron are Randolph Southern (159), Bethany Christian (155) and Lakewood Park Christian (154).