New Classifications for Basketball and Music Released

 

COLUMBIA, Mo. –  Beginning with the 2012-13 and 2013-14 two-year classification cycle MSHSAA will no longer use the ‘Standard Enrollment Breaks’ to determine classification breaks for basketball and music.  Previously, all MSHSAA member schools were used to determine the classification breaks for the two activities.  This included schools that were not registered to participate in music activities or in the basketball playoffs.  This change now addresses only those member schools that register to participate in the postseason competition for both activities. 

 

Classifications in basketball will begin with the smallest 128 schools registered for the sport in Class 1.  The next 128 schools, based on enrollment, will be in Class 2, followed by the next 128 in Class 3.  Class 4 will have the next 96 schools with all remaining schools in Class 5.  If there is an enrollment tie across classification break, the tied schools will be moved to the lower class.  As boys basketball currently has more schools registered in the sport, it was used to set the classification breaks.

 

The activity of music will now place the largest 96 schools registered for districts in music (based on official enrollments) in Class 5, the next 96 largest school in Class 4, then places the smallest 128 schools in Class 1 and the next smallest 128 schools in Class 2.  The remaining schools comprise Class 3.  As with basketball, any ties across a classification break will send the tied schools into the lower class.

 

Based upon the schools registered for basketball and music districts for the 2011-12 school year the classification breaks have been set for the next two-year cycle (2012-13 and 2013-14) and are listed below.  Please refer to the MSHSAA website for a complete listing of 2012-13 and 2013-14 School Enrollments.  Basketball district assignments will be announced on Friday, September 21, 2012; while District music assignments will be released on Friday, December 7, 2012.

Basketball Enrollment Breaks for 2012-13 & 2013-14

Class 5

1215 and above

Class 4

546 – 1214

Class 3

237 – 545

Class 2

120 – 236

Class 1

1 – 119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Enrollment Breaks
for 2012-13 & 2013-14

Class 5

1021 and above

Class 4

478 – 1020

Class 3

270 – 477

Class 2

131 – 269

Class 1

1 – 130