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Preliminary numbers have Logansport remaining in Class 4A

Feb. 13—The IHSAA announced preliminary enrollment numbers Monday for the next reclassification and realignment process this spring.

Logansport athletic director Brian Strong stressed that the numbers are preliminary and that some schools have already had noticed they have made some errors.

Logansport has an enrollment of 1,226, which is the 81st largest school in the state. That puts it right at the edge of the 20th percentile that will keep it in Class 4A for volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball.

Thus, Logansport currently is the smallest Class 4A school, Strong said.

But there's a caveat. If a Class 3A school moves up to Class 4A for the success factor in any of those sports, Logansport would move to Class 3A in that sport, Strong added.

Another possibility is if any Class 3A school would choose to compete in Class 4A.

Logansport is right behind Bedford North Lawrence (1,242) and East Central (1,241) in enrollment and right ahead of Greenwood (1,211), New Palestine (1,209) and Indianapolis Cathedral (1,172). Indianapolis Roncalli (1,082) would also be a Class 3A school per the enrollments released Monday.

Per the Indianapolis Star, the Class 3A/2A cutoff would roughly be Oak Hill (No. 183 at 583 students) and Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (No. 184 at 532 students).

The Class 2A/A cutoff would roughly be Riverton Parke (No. 285 at 320 students) and North Newton (No. 286 at 319 students).

For Loganland area schools, Lewis Cass (389 students), Winamac (360) and Carroll (321) would compete in Class 2A in the four-class sports if the current numbers hold and there are no teams that move up due to the success factor. Pioneer (286) and Caston (241) would compete in Class A.

The enrollment figures will be used for the 2024-25, 2025-26 team tournaments. There are also three more schools coming up for tournament eligibility in 2026-27 in GEO Next Generation, Mooresville Christian and Seven Oaks Classical School, per the Indianapolis Star.

Last summer the IHSAA Executive Committee decided that beginning with the next reclassification cycle, Class 4A will include the largest 20% of schools, Class 3A will be the next 25%, Class 2A the next 25% and Class A the smallest 30% of schools. Since 1997-98, the rule has required equally distributing schools (25%) among the four classes.