Attendance Drop At Tascosa High Moves School Sports To Class 5A
Throughout Texas, high schools and their sports team are divided into classifications based on the enrollment number at each school. In the Amarillo area, Tascosa High School has been the largest high school with an enrollment over 2,200. That made Tascosa High a Class 6A school. However, a dip in enrollment coming for the 2020-2021 school year will move Tascosa down to a Class 5A.
Enrollment is at 2,186 currently with 2,200 or greater needed to remain Class 6A. So what does all this mean? It means that for the first time in the long history of Texas panhandle sports, the region will not be represented in the Class 6A which is the highest enrollment classification. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is the governing body which classifies schools based on enrollment. The number was submitted to the UIL in October and was not considered high enough to remain in Class 6A.
For the first time in around 30 years, this means that all AISD high schools will be in the same district. Caprock has 2,160 students, Amarillo High has 2,141 and Palo Duro has 1,923.5.