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2020 brings new AHSAA school classifications

The AHSAA is expected to decide on any action against the schools involved by the end of the...
The AHSAA is expected to decide on any action against the schools involved by the end of the week. Source: WBRC video
Updated: Dec. 17, 2019 at 12:25 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama High School Athletic Association, or AHSAA, is reclassifying some schools for the upcoming 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. The decision was finalized in a unanimous vote by the AHSAA Board of Central Control on Tuesday.

Reclassification is conducted every other year and is based on school enrollment numbers. AHSAA has seven class divisions, up from six as of 2014.

Below are the school designations for football teams.

Also approved were sports alignments for the other fall sports including volleyball, cross country and swimming. The winter sports alignments will be announced following the end of the basketball season, and the spring sports alignments will be announced at the end of the spring sports playoffs.

AHSAA Class 1A Designations for 2020
AHSAA Class 1A Designations for 2020(Source: AHSAA)
AHSAA 2A Classification 2020
AHSAA 2A Classification 2020(Source: AHSAA)
AHSAA 3A Classification 2020
AHSAA 3A Classification 2020(Source: AHSAA)
AHSAA Class 1A designation for 2020
AHSAA Class 1A designation for 2020(Source: AHSAA)
AHSAA 5A Classification 2020
AHSAA 5A Classification 2020(Source: AHSAA)
AHSAA 6A Classification 2020
AHSAA 6A Classification 2020(Source: AHSAA)

The 32 largest schools in Alabama are lumped into the largest classification, 7A.

AHSAA 7A Classification 2020
AHSAA 7A Classification 2020(Source: AHSAA)

Tuesday afternoon, the AHSAA released an announcement with new classifications:

Class 5A:

  • St. John Paul II moves from Region 8 to Region 7 in Class 4A
  • Brewer moves from Region 7 to Region 8

Class 4A:

  • Saint James moves from Class 3A, Region 4 to Class 4A, Region 2
  • Priceville moves from Region 7 to Region 8
  • Oakman moves from Class 4A, Region 5 to Class 3A, Region 6
  • East Lawrence moves from Class 4A, Region 8 to Class 3A, Region 8

Class 3A:

  • Monroe County moves from Region 1 to Region 3
  • Trinity moves from Region 3 to Region 4
  • Glencoe moves from Region 6 to Region 5
  • Hokes Bluff moves from Region 8 to Region 6
  • Carbon Hill moves from Region 8 to Region 6
  • Childersburg moves from Region 5 to Region 4

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