From left, Mt. Vernon girls basketball assistant coach Ashley Greulich, head coach Julie Shelton and assistant Tom Kirby talk after the Marauders' win over Chatard in the 3A Sectional 26 championship game on Feb 9. The MV girls will compete in the 4A state tournament next school year. Tom Russo photo/Daily Reporter.
INDIANAPOLIS — School enrollment figures to be used for team sports classifications were released by the IHSAA Tuesday and, as expected, one Hancock County school is in line to move up one class.
There are four classes for basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball in Indiana, and Mt. Vernon has participated in 3A for several years. Their new enrollment figure of 1,119 students (ninth through 12th grade) puts them at 95th of 406 IHSAA member schools and, if the IHSAA divides each class evenly for the next two year cycle of 2013-14 and 2004-15, Mt. Vernon would be among the smallest 4A schools.
Only enrollment figures were announced Tuesday; classifications will be released within two weeks, according to the IHSAA.
Mt. Vernon’s enrollment number for the current 2011-12 and 2012-13 two-year cycle is 1,017, or 103rd out of 409 schools.
Mt. Vernon girls basketball will compete in 4A the next two years, regardless, because of the IHSAA’s tradition factor.
The other Hancock County school enrollment figures released Tuesday: