The longtime joke about the UIL’s biennial reclassification is, if you want to figure out where the threshold between Classes 5A and 4A will fall, then you look at the Highland Park High School enrollment figure and just add five.
Well, the UIL this morning released enrollment numbers and thresholds for the reclassification that will become official in February. The minimum enrollment for the new Class 6A is 2,100. Highland Park’s enrollment is 2,106. That means the Scots will most likely be the smallest school in the state’s largest classification, a classification that will include enormous mega-campuses such as Allen High and the three Plano ISD senior high schools.
“The Scots are always competitive,” HPISD Superintendent Dawson Orr said in a news release. “We look forward to the challenge.”