Enrollment numbers are in: Tucker, Buford, Calhoun could be moving up

Football state powers Tucker, Buford, Calhoun and Carver of Columbus could be playing in higher classifications next season based on enrollment numbers released Friday by the Georgia Department of Education.

(Chart below projects the six classifications.)

The Georgia High School Association will use those figures next week to begin reclassifying its nearly 450 member schools into the six classifications for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. The reclassification  process won’t be completed until mid-January.

Below is a list of each school’s enrollment numbers and an estimate of what classification they might fall. The GHSA has some flexibility in where to draw the enrollment boundaries. For this projection, we placed 65 schools in Class AAAAAA, 71 in AAAAA, 71 in AAAA, 70 in AAA and 66 in AA. Those were the numbers used in the previous reclassification. The rest were classified in Class A.

The purpose of this list is to show what schools stand the best chance of moving up or down. It is impossible to predict reclassification because of the uncertainty of the boundaries and inevitable corrections and appeals that might be made. Also, no consideration was given to schools that might open in 2014 or 2015. Those would affect the classification of schools they draw from.

Highlights –

-Tucker, which has the No. 1-ranked football team in Class AAAAA, is the 65th largest school in Georgia based on fall enrollment figures, meaning the Tigers will be on the borderline of the highest classification in 2014. In the most recent reclassification two years ago, the GHSA put 65 schools in AAAAAA (although the final number became 63 after appeals). Tucker, a AAAA state football champion in 2008 and 2011, has not competed in the highest class since 1981.

- Other current AAAAA schools that are most likely to move up are Osborne, North Paulding, Lakeside-DeKalb, Northview, Effingham County, Evans and Richmond Hill. Those most likely to drop from the highest class are Langston Hughes, Coffee, Morrow, Brunswick and Tri-Cities.

- Buford, which has won 16 state championships in four sports since 2007-08, projects to move up to AAAA in 2014 if the GHSA uses similar boundaries as in the current cycle. Another AAA football power, Carver of Columbus, has even larger enrollment (1,182 to Buford’s 1,141) and probably will land in AAAA.

- Calhoun, a perennial state contender in baseball, football and cheerleading, is almost certainly headed for AAA from AA. Calhoun’s enrollment is 997, making it the largest AA school in the state by a significant margin. Cook is next at 917. Our estimated ceiling for AA is around 800.

Note that the lists below do not include Class A private schools. Assume that they will remain in Class A unless they appeal to play higher voluntarily. Enrollment numbers for private schools are not available. For simplicity, we placed all private schools in their current classifications. Marist is listed in AA because of its enrollment and typically chooses to play in a higher class.

Up/down indicates whether this projection would have the school playing in a higher or lower class.

CLASS AAAAAA Enroll Up/down
Mill Creek 3708
Norcross 3649
Berkmar 3376
Brookwood 3372
Peachtree Ridge 3204
Meadowcreek 3119
Collins Hill 3075
Lowndes 2962
East Coweta 2855
Parkview 2820
North Cobb 2782
Walton 2732
Duluth 2661
Central Gwinnett 2636
Grayson 2631
North Gwinnett 2594
Lambert 2585
Camden County 2573
South Forsyth 2489
Etowah 2440
North Forsyth 2421
South Gwinnett 2405
Campbell 2394
Colquitt County 2346
Archer 2305
Newnan 2292
McEachern 2267
West Forsyth 2257
Roswell 2218
Hillgrove 2177
Shiloh 2177
Cherokee 2154
Pebblebrook 2148
Kennesaw Mountain 2141
Newton 2129
Marietta 2125
Wheeler 2125
Tift County 2099
Alpharetta 2066
Luella 2051
Lovejoy 2044
Lassiter 2035
Mountain View 2013
Woodstock 2012
Milton 2010
South Cobb 1998
Osborne 1984 1
North Paulding 1983 1
Lakeside (DeKalb) 1979 1
Johns Creek 1974
Valdosta 1968
Harrison 1958
Douglas County 1933
Dacula 1927
Rockdale County 1920
Northview 1903 1
Centennial 1894
Effingham County 1884 1
Westlake 1883
Alcovy 1874
Habersham Central 1869
Chattahoochee 1850
Evans 1843 1
Richmond Hill 1832 1
Tucker 1832 1
CLASS AAAAA Enroll Up/down
Pope 1828
Langston Hughes 1808 -1
Lee County 1803
Coffee 1798 -1
Winder-Barrow 1795
Forsyth Central 1791
Allatoona 1790
Northgate 1773
Sprayberry 1772
Creekview 1759
Northside (Warner Robins) 1752
Flowery Branch 1747
Forest Park 1742
Morrow 1737 -1
South Paulding 1723
Woodland (Cartersville) 1720
Mundy’s Mill 1718
Paulding County 1716
Gainesville 1714
Houston County 1712
Bradwell Institute 1709
Greenbrier 1701
Heritage (Conyers) 1697
Brunswick 1690 -1
New Manchester 1688
Glynn Academy 1687
McIntosh 1684
Riverwood 1672
Warner Robins 1652
East Paulding 1650
Tri-Cities 1650 -1
Sequoyah 1644
Dalton 1640 1
Mount Zion (Jonesboro) 1639
Union Grove 1633
Apalachee 1624
Grovetown 1621
Alexander 1618 1
North Springs 1618
Lanier 1615 1
Lakeside (Evans) 1598
North Atlanta 1596
Ola 1596
Harris County 1584
M.L. King 1571
Hiram 1565
Jones County 1564
Villa Rica 1563
Mays 1562
Dunwoody 1561
Stephenson 1560
Cass 1555 1
Drew 1555
Rome 1553
River Ridge 1543 1
Kell 1538
Banneker 1537 1
Cambridge 1532
Miller Grove 1532
Clarkston 1523
Ware County 1514
Bainbridge 1499
Starrs Mill 1493
Statesboro 1491 1
Hardaway 1485
Carver (Atlanta) 1483 1
South Effingham 1476 1
Clarke Central 1472
Loganville 1467
Druid Hills 1459 -1
Dutchtown 1458 1
CLASS AAAA Enroll Up/down
Stockbridge 1446
Cedar Shoals 1445 -1
Creekside 1433 -1
Thomas County Central 1429 -1
Lithia Springs 1416 -1
Salem 1414 -1
Woodland (Stockbridge) 1413
Riverdale 1393
Whitewater 1392 -1
Madison County 1374
Wayne County 1374
Arabia Mountain 1363 -1
Griffin 1356
Baldwin 1349
Heritage (Ringgold) 1345
Veterans 1344
Eastside 1342
Carrollton 1337
Southeast Whitfield 1336
Grady 1330
LaGrange 1328
Ridgeland 1325
Northside (Columbus) 1324 -1
Fayette County 1322
Troup 1322
Southwest DeKalb 1320 -1
Jonesboro 1319
Lithonia 1315
Northwest Whitfield 1310
Johnson (Gainesville) 1307
Chamblee 1301
Pickens 1293
Columbus 1292
Americus-Sumter 1286
Upson-Lee 1278
Richmond Academy 1277
Walnut Grove 1265
New Hampstead 1261 1
Perry 1257
Cross Creek 1256
Locust Grove 1255
Chestatee 1243
LaFayette 1239
Spalding 1238
Gilmer 1233
Columbia 1232
Sandy Creek 1207
Shaw 1207
West Laurens 1199
Mary Persons 1190
Chapel Hill 1188 1
Carver (Columbus) 1182 1
Westover 1181
Cairo 1171
Thomson 1171 1
Eagle’s Landing 1170
Cross Keys 1150 1
Burke County 1149
Windsor Forest 1145 -1
Redan 1143
White County 1143 1
Buford 1141 1
Stone Mountain 1138
Howard 1137
Cartersville 1115 1
Monroe 1113
Liberty County 1110
North Oconee 1110 1
Monroe Area 1109
Crisp County 1108
North Hall 1103 1
CLASS AAA Enroll Up/down
Stephens County 1099 -1
Pike County 1096
Dawson County 1087
Cedartown 1085 -1
Pierce County 1085
Central (Carroll) 1079
Haralson County 1069
Central (Macon) 1063
West Hall 1061
East Hall 1059
Franklin County 1059
Lumpkin County 1053 -1
Jackson County 1048
Westside (Macon) 1046 -1
Rutland 1042 -1
North Murray 1032
Oconee County 1031
Peach County 1025
Henry County 1014
Sonoraville 1014
Jenkins 1012 -2
Cedar Grove 1010
Appling County 1005
Morgan County 998
Calhoun 997 1
Ringgold 995
Towers 993
Decatur 990
Hephzibah 984 -1
Hart County 975
Brantley County 968
Coahulla Creek 963
Jackson 962
East Jackson 961
Maynard Jackson 960
Dougherty 954 -1
Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe 950
Tattnall County 945
Worth County 942 -1
Adairsville 941
Islands 931
Southwest 930
South Atlanta 918 -1
Cook 917 1
Albany 912 -1
Beach 909
Rockmart 892
Washington 890 -1
Southeast Bulloch 889
Johnson (Savannah) 875
Pepperell 875 1
Dodge County 872
McNair 869
Banks County 867
Murray County 864 1
Fannin County 862
Jefferson 862 1
Westside (Augusta) 861 1
Therrell 857 -1
Washington County 855
North Clayton 846 -1
Kendrick 841 1
Callaway 839
Gordon Central 833
Toombs County 831 1
Elbert County 810
Douglass 808 1
Blessed Trinity UNK
St. Pius X UNK
Woodward Academy UNK
CLASS AA Enroll Up/down
Glenn Hills 801 -2
Berrien 798
Butler 795 -2
Jeff Davis 792
Savannah Arts Academy 787 -1
Spencer 786
Long County 779
Fitzgerald 777
Thomasville 775
Swainsboro 773 -1
Chattooga 769
Union County 754
Jefferson County 751 -1
Vidalia 750
Coosa 722
Harlem 719
Jordan 717
Lamar County 713
Oglethorpe County 709
Josey 706
Savannah 700 -1
Groves 696 -3
Hapeville Charter 689
Putnam County 683
Laney 672
Model 666
Bleckley County 665
Rabun County 662
Northeast (Macon) 660
Early County 657
Screven County 657
Dade County 648
Temple 636
Armuchee 634
East Laurens 628
Dublin 614
Bremen 607
Monticello 603
C.S. King Young Women’s Acad. 580 -1
Brooks County 579
Heard County 577
Metter 558
Bryan County 545
Bacon County 533
Benedictine UNK
Greene County 524
B.E.S.T. Academy 518 -1
Crawford County 511
Social Circle 507
McIntosh County Academy 484
Macon County 483
Pelham 481
Seminole County 477 1
Chattahoochee County 470
Manchester 467
Greater Atlanta Christian UNK
Lovett UNK
Marist UNK -2
Riverside Military UNK
Wesleyan UNK
Westminster UNK
Atkinson County 465
Gordon Lee 464 1
Washington-Wilkes 462
Irwin County 443 1
Bowdon 442
Davidson Magnet 432
CLASS A Enroll Up/down
Telfair County 431
Trion 425
Commerce 423
Mount Zion (Carroll) 419
Taylor County 418 -1
Wilkinson County 412
Charlton County 398
Therrell 396
Jenkins County 392
Marion County 391
Hawkinsville 389
Lanier County 387
Mitchell County 381
Turner County 381
Montgomery County 370
Dooly County 369
Schley County 369
Claxton 368
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate 366
Towns County 366
Morris Innovative 358
Johnson Magnet 353
Greenville 348
Lincoln County 347
Randolph-Clay 345
Wilcox County 342
Clinch County 334
Johnson County 331
Emanuel County Institute 329
Treutlen 318
Woodville-Tompkins 308 -2
Miller County 302
Hancock Central 301
Wheeler County 263
Portal 246
Twiggs County 242
Echols County 216
Glascock County 201
Baconton Charter 194
Calhoun County 176
Central (Talbotton) 157
Warren County 141
Stewart County 130
Webster County 120
Baker County 81
Quitman County 80
Taliaferro County 53
Georgia School for the Deaf 52
Woody Gap 29

80 comments Add your comment

Ghost of region future

November 9th, 2013
10:11 pm

Interesting no stats on the private schools in AAA or AA ? Hmm if the cities and privates have to play up one next year that pushes Calhoun to AAAA and Buford to AAAAA. Not a problem for Buford but look out Calhoun time to start playing in a real region. Would that make Cartersville AAAAA? Some of you guys be farewell tour in AAA and AA.


November 9th, 2013
10:42 pm

Cities will never have to play up, privates may choose to play up (Marist) but will not unless forced to by GHSA. (which isn’t going to happen)


November 9th, 2013
11:35 pm

I know a number of teams in 6A who have been wanting a shot at Tucker. Well you may just be getting just that.



November 10th, 2013
1:06 am

Buford dominated AA & is doing the same in AAA & will continue doing same in AAAA…



November 10th, 2013
1:38 am

Moving up for Buford? Would that mean a spot in the SEC?


November 10th, 2013
1:59 am

The SEC would be a let down for Buford…..all the star players want to go to Buford’s facilities and program before they could even think of stepping a foot on the SEC campuses…..top that Nick Saban

Ronald " BigDog" Wills

November 10th, 2013
7:24 am

I think that all those Privatr/Semi Private schools that recruit like Buford, Greater Atlanta Christian, and countless others should be forced to play in higher classifications. Other schools have to play with the hands they are dealt, so why should these private schools be allowed to run reckless over them.

Ronald " BigDog" Wills

November 10th, 2013
7:26 am

And oh yeah I want you Atlanta schools to know that Lucy C. Laney Boys and Girls Basketballs teams are coming for that *#s this year….. Roll Pride Roll. See yawl in Macon.

Ga Dawg!!!!

November 10th, 2013
7:46 am

I have a question for Buford’s fans. How can a school go from A to AAAA enrollment?

Get Real

November 10th, 2013
8:00 am

@Ronald “BigDog” Willis — if you think the only schools that recruit are private schools and city schools (like Buford), then you are either clueless, naive, or just ignoring the truth. Take the DeKalb schools, for example: how many football players jump from Dunwoody, to Tucker, to MLK, to Stephenson each year. And don’t even get started talking about basketball . . . .


November 10th, 2013
8:53 am

Ronald BigDog Willis…. all these championships and win, do you really think we have to recruit or do parents just wanna bring there kids here


November 10th, 2013
9:00 am

What’s going on with the enrollment numbers at Druid Hills when the school is AAAAAA this year, at the very bottom of the AAAAA projections for next year?

Todd Holcomb

November 10th, 2013
9:00 am

Captain is correct. If schools choose to play up, that doesn’t affect these projections. Schools are placed in classifications before they are allowed to request to play up. So if 20 private schools from Class A petition to play Class AA, that means that AA will get bigger and A will get smaller. It won’t push other AA schools down to A.

1 Trick Pony

November 10th, 2013
9:00 am

Very interesting! Looking at the NE Ga schools, IMO, Dawson, Fannin, W. Hall, E. Hall, Banks, Lumpkin and possibly Stephens in one region and Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Morgan, Oconee, Jackson, E. Jackson and Jefferson in one. Stephens could go either way because it’s a long trip to Fannin or Morgan for either team. Either way, if this is what happens, somebody’s gonna be upset. I’m sure a scenerio like this can come up anywhere in the state.

Todd Holcomb

November 10th, 2013
9:01 am

jmac83 – Don’t know the answer to that. Notice that Lakeside now has AAAAAA enrollment and is DeKalb’s largest school.


November 10th, 2013
9:09 am

Druid Hills last enrollment was too big, because it was the last AYP transfer school, meaning they took 500 kids at the Annex old Avondale and called it Druid Hills, AYP is gone so now those kids are! Luella also won’t play 6A probably 4A, Hampton HS is taking half of Luella next year, they will have seniors. I wonder since Tucker might be 6A will MLK and Stephenson play up?

Todd Holcomb

November 10th, 2013
9:18 am

Thanks, DC. Good info.

And as noted, I did not research and consider new schools. That will have an impact. If anyone knows of other new high schools, please make note. I will ask the GHSA on Monday.


November 10th, 2013
10:19 am

It’s all a joke. The real champions from all classifications below AAAAA are never recognized. Only fair system is to make the rule…recruit even one member – you are 6A. Allow athletes to move within a county to attend a particular school (i.e. no real school districts – the Gainesville’s, Dalton’s, Carrollton’s, etc. and you are all 6A). Most schools do not have these advantages and it is thus a rigged system with absolutely no fairness. Single A public is by far the most fair system currently within the state. To say that AAAA Marist truly should be competing in AAAA is the same as saying Lowndes County should be playing in AAAA. Marist recruits a team of the same caliber athletes and with similar depth. Most public schools only get the kids within their school district and do not have the advantages of bringing in talent. Such a farce. Too bad all single county schools do not break away so that there is actually a fair system and leave the metro and large multi-school counties to create a separate system where all their cheating is on an equal footing.


November 10th, 2013
11:30 am

@Socrates no one that I can remember has been caught cheating/recruiting in years and then it was a girl basketball player at a city school. When you come from a smaller county school you have a chance to develop players because you are the town! You can mold a whole county the way the head coach wants. On the other hand most private schools have academic requirements and discipline contracts that the public schools don’t have. Case in point Cairos football players waiting to playoff ends till they go to jail for robbery. That would not happen in a private school. Now I agree with a few others here that all privates and city schools should play up at least one. But Marist wins all round sports championship in AAAA and they are AA. A lot of public schools don’t have swim teams or Lacrosse teams so are you just talking football and basketball? Go to the 8th grade championship in football 2 teams playing Tucker and Chapel hill and some coach from most every Dekalb team there.Why is that because Dekalb and GHSA look the other way. It is easier to do then enforce the rules they have on the books. Not a perfect system but the more these schools win and get scholarships for the kids the more mom and dad want to send them to thoses schools no matter if it is private,city or regular county school in the sport of their choice.


November 10th, 2013
12:35 pm

It’s time for Pope to play the east Cobb schools that surround it — Walton and Lassiter. Pope can easily compete for the other AAAAAA schools in the area (in all sports, not just football) and without all of the needless, time wasting travel. It would reignite the local rivalries that were lost with the move down, which are a big part of the high school experience in east Cobb and would only help event attendance.


November 10th, 2013
12:35 pm


November 10th, 2013
1:28 pm

If these figures hold, this creates an interesting situation for Region 1. Coffee and Brunswick out, Richmond Hill and Effingham in. Would the region be subdivided? It’s a long haul from Springfield to Moultrie, but you still only have 7 schools in the region, too small (seems to me) to subdivide. You could add Evans, but it makes more sense to put that school in Region 2. And please, no Savannah schools playing up.

Lovett Fan

November 10th, 2013
1:58 pm

Privates recruiting for sports is over-discussed. The private schools have a sea of applicants for a few, expensive slots. the most important factor is whether or not the student can do the academic work. The goal is to prepare the best students to apply to the most competitive-entry Universities. Next, unless the school has a specific endowment for diversity and the under-priviledged, parents must decide if they can afford the school and all the extras. Finally come the extra-curriculars. Privates do not have to recruit, they turn away students….As far as sports- great coaching, facilities and community committment make a big difference. But, HS sports are not the objective of any of these schools- just a teaching tool.

Dekalb Co Guy

November 10th, 2013
2:22 pm

@Todd Holcomb

I know these are the total enrollment numbers, but didnt the GHSA adopt a policy last realigniment where they only will count kids in grades 9-11, so possibly some of the schools at the bottom of each projected class will move down and some at the top of another class will be moved up?


November 10th, 2013
2:24 pm

Thanks Todd, 3-AAAAAA will be a lot better with Coffee and Brunswick in the region. Ware County has history with Coffee and the Brunswick rivalry will grow.

Todd Holcomb

November 10th, 2013
2:41 pm

DeKalb – The GHSA voted in September to return to the enrollment in grades 9-12. I wasn’t at the meeting, so I’m basing it on what I’m reading here:

Page 5 – http://www.ghsa.net/sites/default/files/documents/executive-committee/Sept13Minutes.pdf

Todd Holcomb

November 10th, 2013
2:44 pm

I’ll also note that Effingham County was originally slated for AAAAAA at this time two years ago, but Eff made a case to go AAAAA. I don’t recall whether it was because of isolation or an error in the enrollment numbers that the GHSA was using. Schools get a certain period of time to challenge their enrollment numbers. After that, the GHSA places the schools in regions and hears appeals about that. Reclass won’t be approved until January.

Dekalb Co Guy

November 10th, 2013
2:49 pm

Thanks Todd, I didnt like the idea of basing it on 9-11 anyway. It caused a couple of schools to have to play up when they were overmatched anyway. I think Morrow was one of them who had to play in 6A last year. It will be interesting to see if Tucker ends up being in 5A or 6A.

As for the isolation thing, I suppose Effingham could make a case, also Evans High too. Didnt they use the isolation rule to play down a few year ago?

Lovett Fan

November 10th, 2013
3:19 pm

With 525 males, Benedictine is the equivalent of a 1050 enrollment, right?


November 10th, 2013
3:41 pm

With Buford, Tucker, and Calhoun moving up it looks like 5A is the new soft landing spot for a school that wants a chance at a football state championship and doesn’t want to compete against private schools in country club sports.


November 10th, 2013
6:08 pm

I would love to move up in Classification. Then we get to show all the pansy Gwinnett Co schools how to play ball!!

WE R TUCKER Believe in the “T”


November 10th, 2013
7:08 pm

@ jvillbil – If Coffee and Brunswick move into 3-5A, which I guess is logical, all but one scheduled game will be against region opponents. It will probably be subdivided with the Brunswick schools, Ware and Coffee in on sub-region and the rest in the other.


November 10th, 2013
7:12 pm

@Todd – When do they announce the official classifications and region members for next season?


November 10th, 2013
7:32 pm

@CoffeeC100 – Well we’ve lost just two regular season games the past two years going 9-1 both losses to Coffee, we’ve had some great battles with Coffee over the years. I really look forward to having them in our region. Although, I hope you finish #2, LOL.


November 10th, 2013
7:34 pm

@CoffeeC100. If Effingham and Richmond Hill move up though, they would just keep the reigion the same by adding Brunswick and Coffee.

Northside Dawg

November 10th, 2013
8:05 pm

Northside ought to go ahead and move up to 6-A. Being under the 6-A mark by 78 students shouldn’t matter. Its too bad the HCBE had to rezone the part of Davis Drive, north of Watson Blvd and send those students to Warner Robins HS.


November 10th, 2013
8:49 pm

@Lovett Fan: No. The GHSA doubles the actual enrollment figures at same-sex schools to account for the lack of boys/girls, so BC’s enrollment is half of whatever the published number is.


November 10th, 2013
9:31 pm

@ Todd is it average daily attendance or total enrollment? Funny that Meadowcreek has so many students but are so bad in football.
Counting 9-12 actually hurts the private schools who has a graduation rate is nearly 100% every year. Where as the public school rate in Ga is well you can read it if you want……http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2012-11-27/georgias-high-school-graduation-rates-near-bottom-us . Or http://dekalbschoolwatch.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/dekalbs-graduation-rate-under-the-new-state-formula-58-65/
All privates and cities should play up one won’t hurt them. Bigger gates and in most cases better competition. Bigger schools have the potential to bring more fans and more money. Do you really think Marist doesn’t know that. I applaud them challenging their kids every year playing up.
TODD to think and to write the state won’t make them play up with a version of the Murphy rule is naïve at best ! Heck Lovett is promoting a version of it. Makes you wonder why they don’t play up themselves instead of promoting a multiplier.

Dawg Gone

November 10th, 2013
9:56 pm

I think Tucker will be stay in 5a . Evans would be isolated with this cutoff and the reason for the 14-17 %slide is to help with this situation . Cook and Effingham were isolated last recycle and were not in the 14-17 slide but got to go back a class . This time the isolation rule does not apply to football but it does for all other sports . The reclassification committee is meeting on11/18/13 . We will know by a week from tomorrow

Do What???

November 10th, 2013
10:10 pm

Check the census of Meadowcreek’s student body, it’s a real eye opener and you will understand the football issue. Soccer should be strong.

Dekalb Co Guy

November 10th, 2013
10:23 pm

@NoDistrict LInes in Dekalb

Yeah Meadowcreek is similar to Cross Keys in Dekalb. Yeah they have large enrollment numbers, but as Do What??? says, hard to maintain competitiveness in football because of their demographics.


November 10th, 2013
11:08 pm

@CoffeeC100 – Why subdivide? Are you thinking because the all but one region game? I know there are regions that play all 10 games as region games. If you are thinking about something else causing the subdivision, let us know.


November 10th, 2013
11:10 pm

@NoDistrictLinesInDekalb – Two others have spoken to it but it comes down to a lack of history with American football by many if not most of the residents in that district. They do well in other sports and reasonably well in academics, just not in football.

Todd Holcomb

November 10th, 2013
11:12 pm

Lovett Fan – Benedictine’s enrollment numbers are unknown (to me) because it is a private school. Instead of ‘525′, I should’ve put UNK. I originally put 525 for every AA private school when sorting them on my Excel file to make them fall to the bottom of AA, but then forgot in the case of Benedictine to change that back to UNK. But in short, I assume Benedictine to fall in AA, but really don’t know how close they are to AAA.

Re: Enrollment — I don’t know if it’s average daily enrollment or total enrollment. I can find that out tomorrow. Just says ‘Enrollment by Grade Level’ on the GDOE website.

cobb football

November 10th, 2013
11:19 pm


You have a snowball’s chance in hell of competing with Lassiter and Walton in football. The Greyhounds are right where they are supposed to be. They are a quality Class AAAAA program in most sports. Move up to Class AAAAAA and many of the programs will be mediocre at best.

cobb football

November 10th, 2013
11:19 pm

I dread the thought of Osborne trying to play Class AAAAAA in any sport.


November 10th, 2013
11:31 pm

@Todd Holcomb, Do you think Region 1 6A will just add Effingham and Richmond Hill and lose Brunswick and Coffee. There is a great distance now between those new teams and remaining teams in 1 6A.


November 11th, 2013
1:02 am

They should leave Region 1 6A as it is. Coffee and Brunswick compete well at the 6A level. I think Ware and Thomas County Central could play 6A too!! The region could be set up in a sub-region with Coffee, Brunswick Effingham County Ware, Camden, – Valdosta, Lowndes, Tift, Colquitt, Thomas County Central. However, I think we should be given 6 playoff spots instead of 4.


November 11th, 2013
1:05 am

I would have never thought Colquitt County would have 2,300 students. Lowndes would be way over the 3,000 mark if not for Valwood and Georgia Christian.

Todd Holcomb

November 11th, 2013
8:16 am

”Do you think Region 1 6A will just add Effingham and Richmond Hill and lose Brunswick and Coffee.”

If the boundary lands where we have it, then that would seem the only logical way to do it. But things may change. Schools can challenge whether the enrollment numbers are correct. Also, the GHSA can adjust those boundaries (AAAAAA can be between the top 14 and 17 percent), and may consider schools that are isolated and put them where travel will be minimized. Also, it’s possible that Coffee would petition to remain in AAAAAA.