Winona will remain an MHSAA Class 3A school for the next two years, but J.Z. George will drop from 3A to 2A. The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced classifications for the association's 245 schools last week for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
MHSAA schools are divided into six classes, with 1A the smallest and 6A the largest, based upon enrollment in grades 9-12. The 32 largest schools are in 6A, the next 32 in 5A and the remaining 181 divided among the remaining four classes, with 45 each in 4A, 3A and 2A, and 46 in 1A.
Winona is among the smallest 3A schools and J.Z. George among the largest in 2A.
With an enrollment of 309, Winona is 37th largest in 3A. The class runs from Clarkdale with 283 students to Byhalia with 462.
J.Z. George is the fifth largest 2A school with 274 students, following Wesson with 279 students, East Webster (278), Union (275) and Marks Palmer (275). Potts Camp is the smallest 2A school with 202 students.
Tupelo is the state's largest school with 1,892 students, Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and Blind the smallest with 53 students.