For the purpose of competition parity in events coordinated by the MPSSAA, member schools are divided as equally as possible into four classifications based on enrollment. Enrollment numbers are submitted to the MPSSAA Executive Director by November 1st by each local Superintendent and include the actual enrollment of grades 9, 10, 11 in each of the MPSSAA member schools as of September 30th, in each even-numbered year.
The Classification Committee and the Executive Director of the MPSSAA present a recommendation of classifications of member schools to the MPSSAA Board of Control for adoption. The recommendation is developed utilizing these guidelines
which were approved by the MPSSAA Board of Control in April, 2016.
When the MPSSAA Board of Control adopts classifications for member schools, the classifications shall remain in effect for the next two school years. If a new MPSSAA member school opens or a member school whose enrollment is significantly changed (significantly changed is defined as a decrease or an increase of more than 25 percent) than that school shall be placed in the proper classification by the Classification Committee. This new placement shall affect ONLY the involved school and may not affect the classification of other member schools.
When a member MPSSAA school does not have all three grades included in the enrollment figures upon which the classification is based in the even-numbered year, but will have all three grades in the following odd-numbered year when classification becomes effective, the enrollment figure shall include the existing grades and average of the current class sizes applied to each projected grade.