Realignment

2013-17 Realignment Information

Realignment Plans

ADM Numbers

Other Information


Realignment Administration

The figures listed are the ones the North Carolina High School Athletic Association used for the current realignment period.

This realignment grouped schools in classifications for the years 2001-2005. Figures are based on average daily membership (ADM) of schools in grades nine through 12, based on the highest of the first two school months for the school year in question (in this case the 1999-2000 year in preparation for the 2001-2005 realignment period), as provided by the State Department of Public Instruction.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE FIGURES USED TO ESTABLISH REALIGNMENT FOR THE FOUR-YEAR PERIOD ARE NOT THOSE USED FOR SUBDIVISION PURPOSES FOR THE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS. THOSE NUMBERS ALSO COME FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, BUT ARE FOR THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR. FOR INSTANCE, THE SUBDIVIDING FOR THE 2002 PLAYOFFS WILL BE DONE BASED ON NUMBERS PROVIDED FOR THE 2002-2003 ACADEMIC YEAR.

In addition, new schools that were scheduled to open were listed with their enrollment projections based on information from respective superintendents and Boards of Education. The figures for existing schools have also been adjusted if the opening of a new school will affect a current member school.

The schools are listed in order from the largest to the smallest, based on the information, and then have been divided into four groups as equal in number as possible. The 25 percent of schools with the largest ADM's fall into the 4-A classification, the next 25 percent 3-A, etc.

Schools will play in the classification in which they fall. If after two years of the 2001-2005 realignment plan there is significant change in a school's ADM, that school may appeal to be reassigned.

If a new school was projected to open in 2001, the first year of realignment, with grades nine through 11 only, then the projected enrollment for 2002 (which would include all four classes) was used for classification purposes.

Schools scheduled to open in 2002 were not included in this list. They could apply for membership in the NCHSAA when they open, in accordance with normal NCHSAA procedure. The Association reserves the right to make adjustments when projections do not hold true.

Conferences will be set up among schools in each classification. A series of meetings were held prior to the approval of the realignment plan for schools to discuss possible conference configurations after the NCHSAA has put together a preliminary plan.

The Realignment Committee consists of superintendents, principals, athletic directors and coaches from across the state who were elected to serve in this capacity at the NCHSAA regional meetings.