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Ohio High School Football and OHSAA Numbers

For those of you who follow High School Football in the area (really any High School sports), the first set of enrollment numbers have been reported by OHSAA. There is always a bit of controversy (counting kids that are home schooled, transfers, private schools, etc.) but here are a few interesting numbers:

Attendance of boys 9th, 10th, and 11th grade

Whitmer (2015/16) 804 - (2016/17) 797 down 7
Central Catholic (2015/16) 257 - (2016/17) 235 down 22
Springfield (2015/16) 416 - (2106/17) 465 up 49
Anthony Wayne (2015/16) 498 - (2016/17) 532 up 34
St Johns (2015/16) 572 - (2016/17) 438 down 134
St Francis (2015/16) 442 - (2016/17) 383 down 59

In April, OHSAA comes out with a "competitive factor" which adjusts numbers a little. I believe this is the first year they are doing this and it weights schools that have students out of district.

created by Molsonator on Mar 03, 2017 at 09:59:29 am     Sports     Comments: 2

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Central's, St. Francis, and St. John's pool of boys extends far beyond who actually is attending their schools. Catholic/private schools have a patently unfair advantage when it comes to athletics and classifications. Any potential stud from anywhere in the entire area is candidate to attend those schools....and please.....spare me the entrance exam argument. They make sure a stud athlete that wants to attend will be able to attend.

The same cannot be said for schools in non-open enrollment districts. They are constrained to the geographic boundaries of their districts.

I also think its a mistake to assume that the Catholic schools declines aren't done by design in some cases. There are reasons why they may be restricting enrollment for the general population of students may be the desired or "correct" decision when it comes to operating costs.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Mar 03, 2017 at 10:15:33 am     #  

BulldogBuckeye posted at 10:15:33 AM on Mar 03, 2017:

Central's, St. Francis, and St. John's pool of boys extends far beyond who actually is attending their schools. Catholic/private schools have a patently unfair advantage when it comes to athletics and classifications. Any potential stud from anywhere in the entire area is candidate to attend those schools....and please.....spare me the entrance exam argument. They make sure a stud athlete that wants to attend will be able to attend.

The same cannot be said for schools in non-open enrollment districts. They are constrained to the geographic boundaries of their districts.

I also think its a mistake to assume that the Catholic schools declines aren't done by design in some cases. There are reasons why they may be restricting enrollment for the general population of students may be the desired or "correct" decision when it comes to operating costs.

and conversely, there are reasons why during certain periods of time where they implement policy that allows enrollment to increase.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Mar 03, 2017 at 10:18:16 am     #