East Jefferson was the only school that chose to appeal its enrollment numbers at the LHSAA’s first classification meeting held Wednesday at the LHSAA office.
The EJHS appeal was denied by the LHSAA’s executivc committee during appeals portion of the meeting. With an enrollment of 1,159 East Jeff wound up being the smallest school in Class 5A.
Woodlawn High-BR, in turn, became the largest 4A school with an enrollment of 1,156. Lafayette High boasted the state’s largest enrollment of 2,455 students.
South Lafourche and Carencro are longtime 5A schools that find themselves in Class 4A.
Schools moving up into 4A from Class 3A include Abbeville, Livonia and Crowley. Crowley is listed as the smallest 4A school with a 649 enrollment, making Eunice (648) and Lutcher (628) the largest Class 3A schools.
Mansfield, with an enrollment of 431, is the smallest 3A school, which Rayville at 427 moves down from 3A to become the largest 2A school.
Christian Life Academy moves up from 1A and is the smallest 2A school with its 239 enrollment, just one ahead of East Beauregard, the largest 1A school at 238.
Other schools opting to play up that do not impact football include Sacred Heart-New Orleans to 3A, Sacred Heart-Grand Coteau to 2A, Archbishop Chapelle to 5A and Katharine Drexel to 3A.
Runnels, a coed nonfootball school, was in line to be in Class B with 235 students, but opted to play up to Class 2A, the only move up a nonfootball school can make since 1A is a football-only class for LHSAA schools.