Highland Park Moving to Class 5A in 2014
While that headline is technically true, it’s not what you think. Yesterday, the University Interscholastic League approved changes that would split Class 1A Divisions I and II into Class 1A and Class 2A, which bumps up every other classification up one, creating the need to add a Class 6A. There will be six conferences in cross country, football, basketball, academics, one-act play, golf, tennis, and track and field.
The UIL is also adding a third classification for tennis and soccer. The changes will take effect for the 2014-16 realignment.
So now the old joke about Highland Park’s attendance being one less than the cutoff for 5A will have to be adjusted to 6A. That attempt at humor is just a tad bit out of date, considering Highland Park’s the third-biggest school in its own district.