McPherson High remains in Class 4A as official classifications were released today by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.
MHS had 742 students at the time of the head count. The biggest 4A school is Maize South (773) while others ahead of MHS are Andover Central (769), Hays (768) and Bonner Springs (758).
Class 4A, which includes Smoky Valley, has a wild range as the smallest school (Colby) has 264 students.
There are several sports, however, where Class 4A is divided into two divisions.
Of note, Wichita Collegiate remained in Class 4A, while Miege — which rules a number of sports — also did not go up. In fact, it has 720 students to trail McPherson.
Hesston remained one of the largest 3A schools with 256 students. Hugoton, with 262 students, is the biggest school.
Canton-Galva, Moundridge and Inman all remained in Class 2A, but Little River has dropped to Class 1A where it’s among the largest schools. It has 88 students with Coldwater and Olpe both the largest with 91.
Elyria Christian School remains in Class 1A.