A number of West Virginia highschool sports activities will transfer to a four-class system because the WVSSAC board of administrators authorised the measure Wednesday night in Parkersburg.
4 classifications shall be utilized in soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball and cheerleading. Girls and boys basketball already used 4 courses, however will now be adjusted to be in step with the opposite sports activities.
The brand new classification system will take impact starting with the 2024-25 faculty yr.
The WVSSAC board of administrators used a system of three elements to find out a rating that will dictate how colleges could be categorized. The elements are enrollment, which is weighted to 80% of the rating, and placement and financial, which had been each weighted to 10%.
The placement rating was decided by two items. The primary is the varsity county’s inhabitants divided by the driving distance between the varsity and the county seat. The second half is the gap from the varsity to the closest metropolis with a inhabitants of 10,000 or extra.
The financial rating is set by the z-score of the county’s median family revenue added to the z-score of the county’s poverty price.
Regionally, Morgantown, College and Preston Excessive Faculties have all been positioned in Class AAAA. All three have performed in the identical classification for basketball.
Trinity Christian and Clay-Battelle have been positioned in Class A. Trinity is falling down from Class AA in basketball. The Warriors had been as excessive as Class AAA two years in the past.
Morgantown Excessive, which has the best enrollment within the state, had the best complete rating of any faculty at 94.6.
Bridgeport will transfer right down to Class AAA and has the best rating in that class at 52.4. The very best rating in Class AA is Philip Barbour (34.8) and the best in Class A is Wirt County (23.6).
There shall be 25 colleges in Class AAAA, 30 in Class AAA, 29 in Class AA and 41 in Class A.