Free State High is now the smallest school in the state’s largest classification.
Enrollment figures released Monday by the Kansas State High School Activities Association show Free State’s enrollment of 1,066 makes it the 32nd largest school in the state. At the same time, Lawrence High’s enrollment of sophomores, juniors and seniors totaled 1,247, ranking the Lions No. 17 on the Class 6A chart.
Seabury Academy, the city’s other KSHSAA school, ranks in the middle of the Class 1A pack with 46 students.
Wichita East is the largest school in Kansas with 1,558 students, followed by Olathe East at 1,484 and Olathe South with 1,477.
Oskaloosa was the only area school to change classification. The Bears are now the largest school in Class 2A, failing to remain in 3A by one student.
Also announced Monday were the KSHSAA’s football classifications for 2010 and 2011 based on current enrollments in a school’s freshman, sophomore and junior classes. Both Free State and Lawrence High are assured of remaining in Class 6A based on those numbers.