Enrollment numbers likely to change KingCo schools classifications
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Kirkland Reporter writer
December 30, 2011 · Updated 10:19 AM
It appears KingCo schools can prepare for some reclassification. While the numbers won't be official until next month when the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association executive board meets, it's very likely there are changes coming for KingCo schools.
Based on current enrollment numbers Lake Washington High School will be dropping down to compete in 2A, while Juanita will stay at 3A.
Lake Washington Athletic Director George Crowder said the school plays where it lands in terms of classification. Currently the Kangs have an enrollment of 998, according to the Lake Washington School District website, putting the school well within the 2A range of 513-1085.
Juanita High School sits within the 3A range, according to Athletic Director Steve Juzeler and will continue to play in that classification.
Other KingCo schools will also be moving around, with Sammamish moving to 2A, while Liberty will continue to opt up to 3A. Mercer Island will stay at 3A.
Interlake High School, which has played the last several years at 2A will be moving up to 3A for the next several seasons.
During the last reclassification, which takes place every two years, Lake Washington dropped from 4A to 3A.
While the numbers are fairly stable, nothing is official until the WIAA executive board meeting at the end of January.
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