The Grove Ridgerunners will remain in Class 5A in for at least two more years after the OSSAA released the Annual Daily Membership figures last week.
The ADM figures reflect the number of students at a school in the previous year and are used to determine classification for competitive activities sponsored by the OSSAA.
The numbers won’t be finalized until the OSSAA board of directors meets on August 10 in Oklahoma City. The Ridgerunners, with an ADM of 712.66, are the fifth-smallest school in 5A, ahead of only Collinsville, Skiatook, Chickasha, Guymon and Oklahoma City-Southeast. The Miami Wardogs, with an ADM of 697, are the largest school in 4A.
Football districts for the 2012 and 2013 seasons will be released on Tuesday. The Ridgerunners will have at least one new opponent when those districts are released, as the Tulsa Edison Eagles will be moving up to Class 6A in 2012. Edison, along with fellow TPS school Booker T. Washington, have both seen significant increases in their size thanks to the Project Schoolhouse consolidation initiative.
Jay, Kansas and Colcord will all remain in the same classifications as in previous years in sports other than football. The Bulldogs and Comets are both firmly in the middle of Class 4A and 3A, respectively, while the Hornets are the second largest school in 2A, behind Luther.