Thursday, November 18, 2010

Reclassification process results in changes for 5 schools

GREENVILLE — South Delta, Riverside, Gentry, J.J. McClain and SV Marshall will soon be going through some changes.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) released its reclassification process plans for the 2011-2013 academic years Wednesday afternoon — and all five schools will be moving down from their current classification.
Gentry will begin play in Class 4A in 2011 while J.J. McClain moves to 3A. South Delta, S.V. Marshall and Riverside, who all played in Class 3A this year, trickled down to 2A.
All other area schools will remain in their respective classes.
The classification of schools was based on the student enrollment reported on the October monthly report filed with the Mississippi Department of Education Finance and Statistic Division.
A school may appeal their enrollment by submitted in writing a breakdown of the total enrollment that caused an error in the report. The appeal must be in the MHSAA office by Monday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m.
The cutoff for Class 6A was 1,085 students; 760 for 5A; 487 for 4A; 305 for 3A; and 197 for 2A, with those schools whose numbers fall below 197 making up Class 1A.
Greenville-Weston High - who will remain in Class 6A, ranks as the third largest school in the state - with 1,751 students, according to the report.

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