IHSAA CLASSIFICATIONS

The IHSAA bases its classifications on school enrollment numbers from one year to inform the following school year’s assignments. Enrollment numbers are provided by the Basic Educational Data Survey (BEDS) from the Iowa Department of Education.

The current athletic year’s BEDS enrollments are available to view below in a sortable and searchable format.

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OVERALL BEDS

2023-24 ATHLETIC YEAR based on 2022-23 ENROLLMENTS

Grades 9, 10, 11; Ties in enrollment by last alphabetical to larger class.

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2023-24 BEDS

School OrderSchool NameEnrollment
1Valley, West Des Moines2272
2Southeast Polk 1797
3Des Moines, Lincoln 1785
4Johnston 1749
5Linn-Mar, Marion1713
6Des Moines, East 1549
7Waukee, Northwest1502
8Ankeny Centennial 1485
9Des Moines, Roosevelt 1458
10Ankeny1343
11Waterloo, West1325
12Cedar Falls 1320
13Waukee 1318
14Prairie, Cedar Rapids1301
15Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 1296
16Pleasant Valley1268
17Sioux City, North 1251
18Iowa City, City High1244
19Cedar Rapids, Jefferson1203
20Marshalltown 1196
21Dubuque, Hempstead 1177
22Muscatine 1161
23Iowa City, West 1159
24Davenport, Central 1150
25Sioux City, East 1149
26Ottumwa1131
27Bettendorf 1103
28Davenport, West 1096
29Dubuque, Senior 1090
30Ames 1088
31Des Moines, North 1073
32Davenport, North 1056
33Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 1040
34Urbandale 1016
35Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines995
36Cedar Rapids, Washington 962
37Sioux City, West 956
38Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 904
39Iowa City, Liberty897
40Waterloo, East 855
41Indianola 852
42Fort Dodge813
43Burlington 813
44Mason City803
45North Scott, Eldridge783
46Norwalk 767
47Clinton762
48Dallas Center-Grimes 744
49Lewis Central 722
50Des Moines, Hoover 713
51Epworth, Western Dubuque 691
52Newton 681
53Denison-Schleswig597
54Waverly-Shell Rock 594
55Bondurant-Farrar 590
56Pella 578
57Clear Creek Amana565
58Storm Lake 562
59Carlisle 562
60Boone 545
61Marion 539
62Le Mars 535
63Spencer 522
64ADM, Adel518
65North Polk, Alleman495
66Keokuk456
67Oskaloosa 454
68Xavier, Cedar Rapids449
69Glenwood 447
70Perry 444
71Mount Pleasant 444
72Decorah 428
73Webster City 424
74Winterset 423
75Fort Madison 419
76Maquoketa 410
77Carroll 409
78Central DeWitt 407
79Sergeant Bluff-Luton 403
80Ballard 403
81Gilbert 400
82Charles City 399
83Creston 397
84Humboldt 384
85Knoxville379
86Sioux Center 377
87Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City376
88Nevada 374
89Benton Community 372
90MOC-Floyd Valley 371
91Solon 369
92Independence 369
93Harlan Community369
94Atlantic 365
95West Delaware, Manchester364
96Hampton-Dumont -CAL360
97Algona 359
98South Tama County, Tama358
99Clear Lake 356
100Grinnell 354
101Washington 353
102Center Point-Urbana 352
103Mount Vernon350
104Clarke, Osceola344
105Fairfield 340
106Wahlert, Dubuque337
107Saydel 329
108Assumption, Davenport320
109Davis County, Bloomfield311
110Williamsburg310
111Vinton-Shellsburg308
112Chariton 307
113Anamosa 304
114Centerville 300
115Waukon 293
116Greene County 292
117Albia 291
118Spirit Lake 288
119Iowa Falls - Alden 288
120Okoboji286
121Estherville Lincoln Central 286
122Crestwood, Cresco285
123West Liberty 275
124PCM 274
125Mid-Prairie, Wellman270
126Clarion-Goldfield-Dows270
127Clarinda 268
128Des Moines Christian 266
129Southeast Valley, Gowrie264
130Cherokee, Washington263
131Roland-Story, Story City259
132Oelwein 259
133Monticello257
134Union, LaPorte City251
135Sheldon 250
136Central Lee, Donnellson248
137New Hampton246
138Forest City 246
139Red Oak 244
140North Fayette Valley243
141West Marshall, State Center241
142Mediapolis 240
143Eagle Grove 237
144Tipton 235
145West Lyon, Inwood232
146OABCIG232
147Garner-Hayfield-Ventura232
148Unity Christian, Orange City228
149Camanche 228
150Van Meter 227
151Osage 225
152Western Christian, Hull224
153Northeast, Goose Lake224
154Rock Valley 223
155Kuemper Catholic, Carroll222
156MVAOCOU216
157Jesup 216
158Shenandoah 214
159Pocahontas Area 214
160Interstate 35, Truro214
161Dike-New Hartford 210
162West Burlington 208
163Cardinal, Eldon208
164MFL MarMac 206
165Sumner-Fredericksburg 205
166Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont205
167Woodward-Granger 204
168Wilton 204
169East Sac County203
170West Central Valley, Stuart201
171Denver 200
172Alburnett 198
173West Sioux, Hawarden197
174Postville196
175Pella Christian 195
176Aplington-Parkersburg 194
177Hudson 193
178Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids192
179Ridge View 192
180Underwood 191
181East Marshall, LeGrand191
182Colfax-Mingo 188
183South Hardin187
184Manson Northwest Webster 187
185Grundy Center 187
186Ogden 186
187Treynor 185
188Pleasantville 185
189Central Decatur, Leon185
190Van Buren County184
191Hinton 183
192Emmetsburg 183
193Cascade, Western Dubuque183
194Columbus Catholic, Waterloo181
195West Branch 180
196Missouri Valley 180
197Durant 178
198Central Springs 178
199Central Lyon, Rock Rapids177
200Lawton-Bronson 176
201Beckman Catholic, Dyersville176
202Regina, Iowa City175
203South Central Calhoun173
204Louisa-Muscatine172
205AHSTW, Avoca171
206South Hamilton, Jewell170
207Belmond-Klemme 170
208Sibley-Ocheyedan 168
209Westwood, Sloan167
210Bellevue 166
211Panorama, Panora165
212Tri-Center, Neola164
213Southwest Valley 163
214Grand View Christian School162
215Lisbon 161
216ACGC161
217West Monona, Onawa160
218Wapsie Valley, Fairbank160
219Lake Mills 160
220South Winneshiek, Calmar159
221Madrid 159
222Columbus Community, Columbus Junction157
223Alta-Aurelia 156
224Nodaway Valley 155
225West Fork, Sheffield154
226MMCRU 154
227Logan-Magnolia 154
228North Union 153
229Maquoketa Valley, Delhi152
230Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn151
231North Mahaska, New Sharon150
232Akron-Westfield150
233Boyden-Hull 148
234Starmont 146
235Wapello 145
236Newman Catholic, Mason City144
237IKM-Manning 144
238Earlham 144
239Danville 144
240Pekin 143
241North Cedar, Stanwood143
242North Butler, Greene143
243Mount Ayr 143
244Martensdale-St Marys142
245East Buchanan, Winthrop142
246Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg141
247AGWSR, Ackley140
248Riverside, Oakland139
249BCLUW, Conrad139
250Nashua-Plainfield 138
251Midland, Wyoming138
252Wayne, Corydon136
253Woodbury Central, Moville135
254B-G-M, Brooklyn135
255Saint Ansgar 134
256Sigourney 133
257Highland, Riverside133
258South O'Brien, Paullina129
259Northwood-Kensett 128
260Southeast Warren, Liberty Center126
261North-Linn, Troy Mills125
262St. Albert, Council Bluffs123
263West Hancock, Britt120
264New London 120
265Lynnville-Sully 117
266St. Edmond, Fort Dodge115
267Iowa Valley, Marengo115
268Gehlen Catholic, LeMars115
269Fremont-Mills, Tabor114
270East Union, Afton114
271Montezuma 112
272Lenox 112
273Baxter 112
274Central, Elkader111
275Bedford 111
276Rockford110
277Newell-Fonda110
278Audubon 110
279GMG, Garwin109
280East Mills109
281Calamus-Wheatland109
282Woodbine 108
283Moravia 108
284Easton Valley 108
285CAM, Anita108
286WACO, Wayland106
287Gladbrook-Reinbeck 106
288Central City 104
289Lone Tree 103
290Sidney 101
291Dunkerton 101
292Kingsley-Pierson 100
293Edgewood-Colesburg 100
294Boyer Valley, Dunlap100
295Notre Dame, Burlington97
296English Valleys, North English97
297Griswold 96
298Ankeny Christian Academy96
299Colo-NESCO 95
300Springville 94
301North Tama, Traer94
302Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction93
303Coon Rapids-Bayard 93
304Collins-Maxwell 93
305Woodward Academy92
306Janesville 92
307Bishop Garrigan, Algona92
308West Bend-Mallard 91
309North Iowa, Buffalo Center90
310ExiraElk Horn-Kimballton90
311George-Little Rock 87
312Winfield-Mt Union 86
313Riceville 86
314Twin Cedars, Bussey84
315Belle Plaine 83
316Tripoli 81
317Glidden-Ralston 76
318Clarksville76
319Melcher-Dallas75
320Graettinger-Terril 75
321Siouxland Christian74
322Kee, Lansing74
323West Harrison, Mondamin72
324River Valley, Correctionville72
325H-L-V , Victor72
326Lamoni 71
327Harris-Lake Park 70
328Don Bosco, Gilbertville69
329Keota 65
330Stanton 61
331West Central, Maynard60
332Trinity Christian56
333Murray 56
334Waterloo Christian School52
335Seymour 50
336Marquette Catholic, Bellevue48
337Holy Trinity Catholic, Fort Madison47
338Ar-We-Va, Westside47
339Tri-County, Thornburg46
340St. Mary's, Remsen46
341Ruthven-Ayrshire45
342Mormon Trail, Garden Grove45
343St. Mary's, Storm Lake44
344Hillcrest Academy44
345Essex43
346Prince of Peace Catholic, Clinton38
347Meskwaki Settlement School38
348Moulton-Udell 36
349Cedar Valley Christian36
350Whiting 35
351Paton-Churdan 35
352Morning Star Academy, Bettendorf35
353Hamburg Charter34
354Heartland Christian 32
355Orient-Macksburg30
356Diagonal 30
357Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls29
358South Page, College Springs28
359Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf27
360Iowa School for the Deaf26
361Maharishi, Fairfield25
362North Iowa Christian School22
363Isaac Newton Christian Academy20
364Scattergood Friends 19
365Clear Lake Classical11
366Ottumwa Christian School8

OVERALL BEDS

2024-25 ATHLETIC YEAR based on 2023-24 ENROLLMENTS

Grades 9, 10, 11; Ties in enrollment by first alphabetical to larger class.

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2024-25 BEDS

#School NameEnrollment
1Valley, West Des Moines2290
2Des Moines, Lincoln1823
3Johnston1791
4Southeast Polk 1712
5Linn-Mar, Marion1676
6Waukee, Northwest1582
7Des Moines, Roosevelt1521
8Ankeny Centennial 1517
9Des Moines, East1480
10Waterloo, West1424
11Cedar Falls 1346
12Waukee1335
13Ankeny 1332
14Sioux City, North1311
15Prairie, Cedar Rapids1294
16Cedar Rapids, Kennedy1282
17Pleasant Valley 1274
18Marshalltown 1242
19Cedar Rapids, Jefferson1232
20Iowa City, City High1222
21Dubuque, Senior 1166
22Dubuque, Hempstead1162
23Sioux City, East1160
24Iowa City, West1135
25Ames 1106
26Bettendorf 1104
27Ottumwa 1101
28Muscatine 1091
29Davenport, West1088
30Des Moines, North1078
31Davenport, Central1057
32Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines1024
33Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln1012
34Sioux City, West1002
35Davenport, North989
36Urbandale 969
37Cedar Rapids, Washington944
38Iowa City, Liberty921
39Indianola 878
40Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson876
41Waterloo, East834
42Burlington 821
43Mason City 809
44Fort Dodge 807
45Norwalk 789
46Dallas Center-Grimes 779
47North Scott, Eldridge776
48Lewis Central 747
49Clinton 723
50Epworth, Western Dubuque667
51Des Moines, Hoover660
52Newton 638
53Bondurant-Farrar 610
54Pella599
55Waverly-Shell Rock599
56Denison-Schleswig596
57Clear Creek Amana 587
58Storm Lake 581
59Carlisle 561
60Marion 551
61Le Mars 550
62Boone 549
63Spencer 545
64ADM, Adel523
65North Polk, Alleman487
66Oskaloosa 464
67Glenwood 453
68Keokuk 451
69Perry 444
70Decorah 435
71Ballard 432
72Xavier, Cedar Rapids429
73Sergeant Bluff-Luton 420
74Mount Pleasant 418
75Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City412
76Fort Madison 412
77Winterset 411
78Central DeWitt 408
79Webster City 407
80Carroll 395
81Gilbert 390
82Maquoketa 390
83Knoxville 387
84Independence 386
85Charles City 383
86Creston 374
87Grinnell 374
88MOC-Floyd Valley374
89Sioux Center 373
90Nevada 371
91Atlantic 367
92Harlan Community367
93Benton Community 363
94Mount Vernon 360
95Wahlert, Dubuque356
96Clear Lake 354
97Algona352
98Humboldt 350
99West Delaware, Manchester350
100Solon 348
101Hampton-Dumont -CAL344
102Saydel 340
103Center Point-Urbana 330
104Washington 329
105Assumption, Davenport328
106Fairfield 328
107Des Moines Christian 321
108South Tama County, Tama315
109Williamsburg 315
110Clarke, Osceola311
111Vinton-Shellsburg 302
112Centerville 301
113Spirit Lake 295
114Chariton 293
115Okoboji 291
116West Liberty 291
117Anamosa 288
118Iowa Falls - Alden283
119Cherokee, Washington282
120Waukon 282
121Davis County, Bloomfield281
122Albia 279
123Mid-Prairie, Wellman279
124Estherville Lincoln Central 277
125Crestwood, Cresco270
126Greene County 270
127PCM 261
128Sheldon 260
129Unity Christian, Orange City259
130Southeast Valley, Gowrie258
131Oelwein 256
132Central Lee, Donnellson251
133Eagle Grove 249
134Clarinda 244
135Mediapolis244
136North Fayette Valley243
137Roland-Story, Story City243
138OABCIG241
139Red Oak 241
140New Hampton 240
141Camanche 239
142Forest City 239
143Monticello 238
144Western Christian, Hull234
145Union, LaPorte City232
146West Marshall, State Center232
147Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 229
148Tipton 229
149Kuemper Catholic, Carroll225
150Van Meter 225
151Garner-Hayfield-Ventura223
152Wilton 223
153Osage 222
154Shenandoah 222
155West Lyon, Inwood219
156Dike-New Hartford 217
157Alburnett 215
158Pella Christian 213
159Cardinal, Eldon210
160Jesup 210
161West Burlington210
162MVAOCOU209
163Northeast, Goose Lake209
164Denver 208
165MFL MarMac 207
166Interstate 35, Truro206
167Woodward-Granger206
168West Branch 204
169Rock Valley 199
170Aplington-Parkersburg 198
171Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 195
172Pocahontas Area 193
173Postville193
174Grundy Center 192
175East Sac County 191
176West Central Valley, Stuart190
177Manson Northwest Webster 188
178Lawton-Bronson 186
179South Hardin186
180Sumner-Fredericksburg 186
181Hudson 185
182Hinton 184
183Cascade, Western Dubuque183
184Central Lyon, Rock Rapids183
185Central Springs 181
186East Marshall, LeGrand181
187Missouri Valley 181
188West Sioux, Hawarden181
189Beckman Catholic, Dyersville179
190Pleasantville 179
191Treynor 179
192Central Decatur, Leon178
193Grand View Christian School178
194Regina, Iowa City178
195Tri-Center, Neola178
196Louisa-Muscatine 177
197Ogden 177
198Underwood 177
199South Central Calhoun 176
200Emmetsburg174
201Durant 173
202Ridge View173
203Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids173
204Panorama, Panora171
205Belmond-Klemme169
206Columbus Catholic, Waterloo168
207Lisbon 164
208Van Buren County 164
209Lake Mills 162
210Bellevue 161
211AHSTW, Avoca160
212Earlham 160
213MMCRU 160
214Sibley-Ocheyedan 160
215Maquoketa Valley, Delhi159
216North Mahaska, New Sharon159
217Columbus Community, Columbus Junction158
218Westwood, Sloan158
219Colfax-Mingo157
220Alta-Aurelia 155
221Logan-Magnolia 155
222North Butler, Greene155
223South Hamilton, Jewell155
224Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn154
225Danville 152
226South Winneshiek, Calmar151
227West Fork, Sheffield149
228AGWSR, Ackley148
229Wapsie Valley, Fairbank148
230ACGC147
231Pekin 146
232Boyden-Hull 145
233Nodaway Valley 145
234IKM-Manning144
235Akron Westfield 142
236B-G-M, Brooklyn142
237Mount Ayr 142
238Riverside, Oakland141
239Southwest Valley 140
240Sigourney 139
241Wapello 138
242Madrid 137
243Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg136
244North Union 135
245Starmont 135
246Wayne, Corydon135
247East Buchanan, Winthrop134
248Nashua-Plainfield134
249North Cedar, Stanwood134
250Woodbury Central, Moville134
251Midland, Wyoming133
252BCLUW, Conrad132
253Newman Catholic, Mason City130
254West Hancock, Britt130
255Woodbine 129
256New London125
257Southeast Warren, Liberty Center125
258St. Albert, Council Bluffs125
259Highland, Riverside124
260Northwood-Kensett 124
261South O'Brien, Paullina124
262West Monona, Onawa123
263Audubon 121
264Saint Ansgar120
265East Union, Afton118
266North-Linn, Troy Mills118
267St. Edmond, Fort Dodge118
268Lynnville-Sully 117
269WACO, Wayland115
270Fremont-Mills, Tabor113
271Lenox 113
272Easton Valley 111
273Gladbrook-Reinbeck 111
274Iowa Valley, Marengo110
275Martensdale-St Marys110
276Ankeny Christian Academy 109
277Kingsley-Pierson 108
278North Tama, Traer107
279Boyer Valley, Dunlap105
280GMG, Garwin104
281Newell-Fonda104
282East Mills 103
283Baxter 102
284Calamus-Wheatland 102
285CAM, Anita102
286Gehlen Catholic, LeMars102
287Janesville 102
288Montezuma 102
289Notre Dame, Burlington101
290Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction101
291Edgewood-Colesburg 100
292Central, Elkader99
293Coon Rapids-Bayard 99
294Sidney99
295Moravia 98
296Springville 98
297Central City 96
298Griswold 96
299North Iowa, Buffalo Center96
300Rockford96
301Dunkerton 95
302Bedford 94
303Belle Plaine 94
304English Valleys, North English94
305Lone Tree 94
306Riceville 94
307Winfield-Mt Union 93
308Woodward Academy93
309Don Bosco, Gilbertville92
310West Bend-Mallard 90
311Colo-NESCO 88
312Bishop Garrigan, Algona87
313Exira Elk Horn-Kimballton82
314George-Little Rock 81
315Glidden-Ralston81
316Twin Cedars, Bussey81
317Collins-Maxwell 80
318Graettinger-Terril 79
319Melcher-Dallas 79
320Tripoli79
321Harris-Lake Park 75
322Waterloo Christian School73
323Hillcrest Academy72
324Kee, Lansing69
325Clarksville 68
326Siouxland Christian67
327St. Mary's, Storm Lake67
328Keota 66
329Murray 66
330West Central, Maynard66
331West Harrison, Mondamin65
332H-L-V , Victor63
333Lamoni 62
334River Valley, Correctionville59
335Stanton 56
336Meskwaki Settlement School53
337Trinity Christian52
338Marquette Catholic, Bellevue51
339Ar-We-Va, Westside50
340Holy Trinity Catholic, Fort Madison50
341Mormon Trail, Garden Grove48
342Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf48
343Seymour 47
344Tri-State Christian 46
345Tri-County, Thornburg44
346Heartland Christian40
347Isaac Newton Christian Academy39
348Moulton-Udell 39
349Prince of Peace Catholic, Clinton39
350Paton-Churdan 38
351Maharishi, Fairfield37
352Ruthven-Ayrshire37
353Essex 36
354Morning Star Academy, Bettendorf36
355St. Mary's, Remsen36
356Valley Lutheran, Cedar Falls36
357Cedar Valley Christian35
358Hamburg Charter 35
359Iowa School for the Deaf30
360Orient-Macksburg 29
361Whiting 28
362Diagonal 18
363North Iowa Christian School15
364Scattergood Friends14
365South Page, College Springs14
366Clear Lake Classical 13
367Ottumwa Christian School13
368Coram Deo Academy10
369Empigo Academy5
370Unity Ridge Lutheran School4
371New City Classical Academy3
372Strong Roots2

Sport Classifications

Sport Classification Breakdowns

 

Sport # of Classes
Baseball 4
Basketball 4
Bowling 3
Cross Country 4
Football 7
Golf 4 (4A in fall, others in spring)
Soccer 4
Swimming 1
Tennis 2
Track & Field 4
Wrestling 3