Idaho High School Activities Association

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Idaho High School
Activities Association
AbbreviationIHSAA
Formation1925; 88 years ago (1925)
Legal statusAssociation
Purpose/focusAthletic / Educational
Headquarters8011 Ustick Road
LocationBoise, Idaho
Coordinates43°38′01″N 116°16′57″W / 43.6337°N 116.2826°W / 43.6337; -116.2826Coordinates: 43°38′01″N 116°16′57″W / 43.6337°N 116.2826°W / 43.6337; -116.2826
Region servedIdaho
Official languagesEnglish
Executive DirectorJohn Billetz
Assistant DirectorJulie Hammons
AffiliationsNational Federation of State High School Associations
Websiteidhsaa.org
 
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Idaho High School
Activities Association
AbbreviationIHSAA
Formation1925; 88 years ago (1925)
Legal statusAssociation
Purpose/focusAthletic / Educational
Headquarters8011 Ustick Road
LocationBoise, Idaho
Coordinates43°38′01″N 116°16′57″W / 43.6337°N 116.2826°W / 43.6337; -116.2826Coordinates: 43°38′01″N 116°16′57″W / 43.6337°N 116.2826°W / 43.6337; -116.2826
Region servedIdaho
Official languagesEnglish
Executive DirectorJohn Billetz
Assistant DirectorJulie Hammons
AffiliationsNational Federation of State High School Associations
Websiteidhsaa.org

The Idaho High School Activities Association (IHSAA) oversees high school athletics and activities in the state of Idaho. Idaho high schools are classified in five categories, based on enrollment, for league competition and state playoffs and championships. Schools primarily compete within their own classification for regular season play, but are allowed to play other schools one classification above or below them in most sports.[1]

Classification[edit]

IHSAA classifications are based on four-year enrollments (grades 9–12). [2]
The classifications for the state's 156 high schools for 2012–14 are: [3]

ClassificationEnrollment
(gr. 9–12)
Average per
class year
Member
schools
5A1280 +320 +19
4A 640–1279160–31924
3A320–639 80–15922
2A160–31940–7925
1A, Div. I 100–15925–3927
1A, Div. II  0–99 0–2539
Total156
District map

Historic classifications[edit]

Years5A4A 3A 2A1A (I)1A (II)
2008–5A4A3A2A1A (I)1A (II)
2001–20085A4A3A2A1A (FB: I, II)
2000–2001A-1 (I)A-1 (II)A-2A-3A-4
1984–2000A-1 (FB: I, II)A-2A-3A-4
1963–1984A-1A-2A-3A-4
1957–1963AAAAAA
1937–1957AB
1917–1937single classification

Districts[edit]

  • I - North
  • II - North-Central
  • III - Southwest
  • IV - South-Central
  • V - Southeast
  • VI - East (northeast)

The six districts correspond to those used by the state's transportation department.[5]

5A Conferences[edit]

Idaho population density map.

High Country Conference (5A) - (east)

Inland Empire League (5A) - (north)

Southern Idaho Conference (5A) - (southwest)

Currently District III only, the Southern Idaho Conference (SIC)
formerly included teams from Districts IV, V, and VI.[6][7][8][9][10]

4A Conferences[edit]

Elevation map of Idaho

Great Basin (East) Conference - (southeast)

Great Basin (West) Conference - (south central)

High Country Conference (4A) - (east)

Inland Empire League (4A) - (north)

Southern Idaho Conference (4A) - (southwest)

3A Conferences[edit]

Intermountain League - (north)

Mountain Rivers Conference - (east)

Sawtooth Central Conference - (south central)

Snake River Valley Conference - (southwest)

Southeastern Idaho Conference - (southeast)

2A Conferences[edit]

Canyon Conference - (south central)

Central Idaho League - (north central)

Nuclear Conference - (east)

Southeastern Idaho Conference - (southeast)

Western Idaho Conference - (southwest)

1A Conferences[edit]

Long Pin Conference - (southwest)

Magic Valley Conference - (south central)

North Side Conference - (south central)

North Star Conference - (north)

Rocky Mountain Conference - (central)

Western Idaho Conference - (southwest)

White Pine League - (north central)

Neighboring states[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IHSAA". IHSAA. Retrieved February 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Class figures, 2012–14". IHSAA. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "General alignment". IHSAA. June 20, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "State's A-1 schools to split". Spokesman-Review. September 23, 1999. p. C6. 
  5. ^ "Board of Directors". Idaho Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Burley withdraws from Southern Idaho Conference". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. November 26, 1938. p. 9. 
  7. ^ Emerson, Paul (July 21, 1973). "Chances slim SIC will accept Bengals". Lewiston Morning Tribune. p. 15. 
  8. ^ "Plan for A-1 football playoffs recommended". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. November 22, 1978. p. 1B. 
  9. ^ "SIC disbands; Boise schools look north". Lewiston Morning Tribune. November 15, 1979. p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "New prep league formed". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. November 21, 1979. p. 3C. 

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