New Recommended VHSL Lineup Plan Moves Sherando to Class 5 | Every day


The Virginia High School League announced its recommended roster plan for 2023-2027 on Saturday and most teams in the region have remained in the same classification, region and district.

Sherando is the only school that would be moving next year. The plan is for Sherando to move from Class 4 to Class 5. Sherando would be the second smallest Class 5 school.

Each school has until August 8 to appeal. The appeal committee will hear the appeals on August 23, and then the VHSL executive committee will meet on September 21 to approve the final realignment plan.

The current recommended alignment plan calls for all schools in the region to remain in their current districts.

The Bull Run District would include Central, Mountain View, Strasburg, Clarke County, Madison County, Luray, Page County, and Rappahannock County. East Rockingham would move to Class 3 and be in the Valley District.

The Class 3 Northwest District would include Skyline, Warren County, Brentsville, Fauquier, Kettle Run, Manassas Park, Meridian and William Monroe.

The rest of the Northwest District would be Sherando, Handley, Liberty, Millbrook and James Wood, with Sherando being the only Class 5 school in the district.

Central, Mountain View and Strasburg would still be in Region 2B along with Buckingham County, Clarke County, Fort Defiance, Luray, Madison County, Page County, Riverheads and Stuarts Draft.

Skyline and Warren County would be in a 13-school 3B region with Armstrong, Brentsville, Culpeper County, Fauquier, Goochland, Kettle Run, James Monroe, Manassas Park, Meridian, Thomas Jefferson (Richmond), and William Monroe.

The currently recommended alignment plan calls for Sherando to be in a 19-school 5D region with Albemarle, Briar Woods, Colonial Forge, Franklin County, Gainesville, Harrisonburg, Independence, John R. Lewis, Lightridge, Massaponax, North Stafford, Potomac Sr . , Potomac Falls, Riverbend, Riverside, Stone Bridge and William Fleming.

VHSL member schools are divided by enrollment into six classifications, with the schools with the smallest enrollment in class 1 and the largest schools in class 6. The figures used for the realignment came from the average number of memberships handed out by each school in March of this year. year for students in grades 9 to 11.

Among schools in the area, Sherando has the highest number with 1,215 average daily members, followed by Skyline (670), Warren County (628), Central (560), Strasbourg (416), and Mountain View (355).


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