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 That attempt at humor is just a tad bit out of date, considering Highland Park’s the third-biggest school in its own district.