Richard Stroud

Grove Sun

The OSSAA released its annual Average Daily Membership numbers for its member schools on Thursday.

The figures, based on the number of students attending grades 9-12, are used to determine which size classification schools will compete in for the coming year. Class 6A includes the 32 largest schools in the state of Oklahoma, with Class 5A including the next 32 largest. Classes 4A and 3A will each have 64 schools with 2A, A and B each getting a third of the remaining schools.

This year’s figures will affect every sport but football, which is set every two years and was set last year, when the Grove Ridgerunners were moved up to 5A.

The Ridgerunners will remain in 5A in all sports in 2010-11, with an ADM of 712.04, ranking them 30th out of the 32 teams in 5A. Only Oklahoma City schools Southeast and Bishop McGuiness have smaller enrollments.

Tulsa Memorial is the largest school in Class 5A with an ADM of 1,261.2. Memorial, Booker T. Washington of Tulsa and Shawnee all have ADMs of over 1200 in 5A.

The Jay Bulldogs will remain in Class 4A, ranking 32nd out of 64 teams with an ADM of 484.24. Ada is the biggest school in 4A with an ADM of 688.46.

Kansas will continue to compete in 3A, ranking 31st among the 64 schools in 3A with an ADM of 317.48. Inola, dropping down from 4A, is now the largest school in 3A with an ADM of 378.74.

Colcord, Fairland and Wyandotte all remained in 2A for the next year. Wyandotte ranks as the biggest of the three, with an ADM of 237.01, placing them 10th in the class. Washington leads 2A with an ADM of 245.82.

The numbers will remain unofficial until approved by the OSSAA’s board of directors during their August 10 meeting in Oklahoma City.