A new era begins at Gardner Edgerton High School.
On Sept. 27, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) released its annual classifications for schools with Gardner Edgerton High School moving into the state’s largest classification of 6A.
The 6A classification is comprised of the 32 largest schools in Kansas. This is the first time in the history of Gardner Edgerton High School that its activity and athletic competition groups will be involved in the largest state classification.
This move will take place immediately for all activities and athletics at GEHS except for football. The football classification for this year will remain at 5A and then move to 6A next fall.
“This is exciting for Gardner Edgerton to continue challenging the students and staff of our high school. We have great kids and a great staff and look forward to the new ventures that 6A will provide,” said Kent Glaser, GEHS athletic director. “With the support of the Gardner and Edgerton communities, USD 231, and the staff of GEHS we are poised to take this step and continue our pursuit of excellence at the highest levels, both in and out of the classroom.”
The classification for activities and athletics are released every year and count the students enrolled in grades 9-12.
The football classifications are released every two years and are a separate count that involves the enrollments in grades 9-11.
Gardner Edgerton High School will be 6A for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school year.