Varsity Football

KSHSAA classifications released for 2020-21 football seasons

Goddard, Hutchinson and Olathe West are on the move.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) has released its updated classifications for the 2020-21 football seasons. Here are the changes:

2020-21 football classification changes

Class 6A

Number of schools: 32

Enrollment range: 1854-1092

Schools added:

  • Olathe West (5A)

Schools dropped:

  • Hutchinson (5A)

Class 5A

Number of schools: 32

Enrollment range: 1083-655

Schools added:

  • Goddard (4A)
  • Hutchinson (6A)
  • Pittsburg (4A)
  • Spring Hill (4A)

Schools dropped:

  • Olathe West (6A)
  • Great Bend (4A)
  • Lansing (4A)
  • St. James Academy (4A)

Class 4A

Number of schools: 32

Enrollment range: 654-340

Schools added:

  • Great Bend (5A)
  • Lansing (5A)
  • St. James Academy (5A)
  • Wamego (3A)

Schools dropped:

  • Goddard (5A)
  • Pittsburg (5A)
  • Spring Hill (5A)
  • Baldwin (3A)

Class 3A

Number of schools: 48

Enrollment range: 324-168

Schools added:

  • Baldwin (4A)
  • Cherryvale (2A)
  • Council Grove (2A)
  • Southeast of Saline (2A)
  • Riley County (2A)

Schools dropped:

  • Wamego (4A)
  • Beloit (2A)
  • Haven (2A)
  • Kingman (2A)
  • Wellsville (2A)

Class 2A

Number of schools: 48

Enrollment range: 168-112

Schools added:

  • Beloit (3A)
  • Haven (3A)
  • Kingman (3A)
  • Wellsville (3A)
  • Bluestem (1A)
  • Ellis (1A)
  • Hillsboro (1A)
  • Marion (1A)
  • Republic County (1A)
  • St. Mary’s Colgan (1A)
  • Syracuse (1A)

Schools dropped:

  • Cherryvale (3A)
  • Council Grove (3A)
  • Southeast of Saline (3A)
  • Riley County (3A)
  • Arma-Northeast (1A)
  • Conway Springs (1A)
  • Ellinwood (1A)
  • Horton (1A)
  • Richmond-Central Heights (1A)
  • Whitewater-Remington (1A)
  • Wichita Independent (1A)

Class 1A

Number of schools: 28

Enrollment range: 111-62

Schools added:

  • Arma-Northeast (1A)
  • Conway Springs (1A)
  • Ellinwood (1A)
  • Horton (1A)
  • Richmond-Central Heights (1A)
  • Remington-Whitewater (1A)
  • Wichita Independent (1A)

Schools dropped:

  • Ellis (2A)
  • Republic County (2A)
  • Hillsboro (2A)
  • Bluestem (2A)
  • Marion (2A)
  • St. Mary’s Colgan (2A)
  • Syracuse (2A)
  • La Crosse (8-Man I)
  • Meade (8-Man I)
  • Yates Center (8-Man I)

8-Man Division I

Number of schools: 48

Enrollment range: 98-66

Schools added:

  • Doniphan West (8-Man II)
  • La Crosse (1A)
  • Langdon-Fairfield (8-Man II)
  • Meade (1A)
  • Moran-Marmaton Valley (8-Man II)
  • Pretty Prairie (8-Man II)
  • Yates Center (1A)

Schools dropped:

  • Caldwell (8-Man II)
  • Central Plains (8-Man II)
  • Coldwater-South Central (8-Man II)
  • Lebo (8-Man II)
  • Peabody-Burns (8-Man II)
  • St. Francis (8-Man II)
  • Victoria (8-Man II)

8-Man Division II

Number of schools: 52

Enrollment range: 66-29

Schools added:

  • Caldwell (8-Man I)
  • Central Plains (8-Man I)
  • Coldwater-South Central (8-Man I)
  • Lebo (8-Man I)
  • Peabody-Burns (8-Man I)
  • St. Francis (8-Man I)
  • Victoria (8-Man I)

Full football classifications (2020-21)

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All other classifications for 2019-20 school year

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