IHSAA Conference-Independent Schools
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The schools listed below are members of the Indiana High School Athletic Association and are not members of a conference. Of these, several were at one time members of a conference but became independent because of budget and travel concerns. However, some of them, mostly private schools, are also independent in order to better prepare for the state tournament, a practice that the IHSAA has begun to crack down on in recent years.
Indiana's Class System
Indiana's classes are determined by student enrollment, broken into classes of roughly equal size depending on sport. The 2011-12 school year marks a change in the classification period, as schools are reclassified in all class sports biennially instead of quadrennially.
It is also important to note that some schools (mostly private) are placed in classes higher than their enrollment. This is due to a new IHSAA rule that took effect for the 2012-13 year that dictates that a school that has made two appearances at the state championships in a row, win or lose, is automatically moved up into the next class.
Classes for 2011-12 through 2012-13: Most sports:
- Class A: <325 Students.
- Class AA: 325-565 Students.
- Class AAA: 566-1089 Students.
- Class AAAA: >1089 Students.
- Class A: 71-408 students
- Class AA: 408-555 students
- Class AAA: 557-808 students
- Class AAAA: 809-1489 students
- Class AAAAA: 1496-1929 students
- Class AAAAAA 1935-4808 students
- Class A: 62-721 students
- Class AA: 721-4808 students
Explanation of colors
Schools that do not play football
Schools that are affiliate members for certain sports
Private or parochial schools
Public Magnet Schools
Public schools that draw from multiple counties
Public schools that draw from multiple time zones
Out of state schools (e.g. Mount Carmel)
These 58 Schools are independent members of the IHSAA.
Defunct Independent Schools
These are schools that were independent at the time of their closing. This list is incomplete.
|School||City||Mascot||Colors||County||Year Closed||Reason for Closing|
into Muncie Central
into North Posey
Independent Football Members
These schools are independent in football, but play other sports within a conference.
|Parker City||Golden Bears||316||A||Mid-Eastern||68|