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2019-20 enrollments of Iowa high schools

Everybody from Linn-Mar (1,667) to Cedar Valley Christian (38)

Linn-Mar’s Brady Klahn (4) is one of 1,667 Linn-Mar students in grades 9-11. That’s the most in the Mississippi Valley Conference and fifth-most in the state. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Linn-Mar’s Brady Klahn (4) is one of 1,667 Linn-Mar students in grades 9-11. That’s the most in the Mississippi Valley Conference and fifth-most in the state. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

The state’s governing bodies (IHSAA and IGHSAU) have released enrollments of the state’s high schools, which are used in sports classifications for the 2019-20 school year.

Numbers used are those of students in grades 9-11.

Here are area schools, sorted by conference (with state rank, and change from 2018-19 to 2019-20).

Find the complete statewide list here.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5. Linn-Mar 1,667 (gain of 25)

9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1,395 (gain of 6)

10. Waterloo West 1,358 (loss of 10)

11. Dubuque Hempstead 1,293 (gain of 12)

12. Cedar Rapids Prairie 1,283 (gain of 48)

15. Cedar Falls 1,200 (gain of 53)

16. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 1,191 (loss of 17)

19. Iowa City High 1,157 (loss of 44)

21. Dubuque Senior 1,138 (loss of 30)

27. Iowa City West 1,088 (loss of 3)

31. Cedar Rapids Washington 989 (loss of 54)

40. Iowa City Liberty 846 (gain of 152)

44. Waterloo East 787 (gain of 43)

49. Western Dubuque 668 (loss of 16)

58. Cedar Rapids Xavier 499 (gain of 8)

86. Dubuque Wahlert 368 (loss of 22)

 

WAMAC

56. Marion 519 (gain of 23)

59. Clear Creek Amana 491 (gain of 5)

77. DeWitt Central 387 (loss of 1)

84. Maquoketa 373 (loss of 33)

85. Center Point-Urbana 369 (gain of 11)

87. West Delaware 367 (loss of 3)

91. Benton Community 361 (gain of 25)

92. South Tama 359 (gain of 4)

93. Independence 358 (loss of 28)

96. Solon 350 (gain of 8)

98. Vinton-Shellsburg 336 (gain of 2)

105. Mount Vernon 314 (gain of 8)

124. Williamsburg 259 (loss of 7)

158. Dyersville Beckman 203 (gain of 11)

 

RIVER VALLEY

106. Anamosa 311 (loss of 5)

114. West Liberty 282 (loss of 11)

119. Monticello 275 (gain of 8)

122. Mid-Prairie 268 (gain of 9)

127. Tipton 249 (gain of 24)

143. Camanche 225 (loss of 7)

159. Northeast 201 (gain of 4)

176. West Branch 183 (loss of 17)

178. Bellevue 183 (loss of 5)

186. Wilton 175 (gain of 2)

191. Cascade 174 (loss of 9)

197. Durant 169 (gain of 9)

204. Iowa City Regina 163 (loss of 6)

222. North Cedar 151 (loss of 35)

 

TRI-RIVERS

205. North Linn 163 (loss of 3)

223. Maquoketa Valley 151 (gain of 1)

226. Alburnett 149 (loss of 6)

240. Starmont 138 (gain of 16)

243. East Buchanan 137 (gain of 1)

255. Lisbon 123 (loss of 15)

256. Edgewood-Colesburg 123 (gain of 7)

266. Easton Valley 118 (gain of 9)

282. Midland 108 (loss of 8)

293. Central City 99 (loss of 3)

294. Calamus-Wheatland 98 (loss of 21)

303. Springville 94 (gain of 4)

338. Bellevue Marquette 52 (loss of 4)

345. Clinton Prince of Peace 46 (gain of 5)

353. Cedar Valley Christian 38 (loss of 2)

 

NORTHEAST IOWA

54. Waverly-Shell Rock 521 (loss of 27)

65. Decorah 454 (gain of 15)

75. Charles City 394 (gain of 6)

117. Crestwood 279 (gain of 5)

118. Waukon 276 (loss of 10)

123. Oelwein 261 (loss of 21)

137. New Hampton 231 (loss of 32)

 

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

173. Colfax-Mingo 184 (gain of 4)

245. Sigourney 135 (gain of 5)

251. Belle Plaine 129 (loss of 5)

252. Iowa Valley 127 (gain of 7)

257. North Mahaska 122 (gain of 15)

269. BGM 116 (loss of 9)

274. Montezuma 113 (gain of 5)

283. Lynnville-Sully 108 (loss of 9)

297. English Valleys 97 (gain of 8)

321. HLV 77 (no change)

329. Keota 63 (loss of 12)

343. Tri-County 47 (gain of 4)

 

UPPER IOWA

139. North Fayette Valley 230 (loss of 10)

195. Postville 172 (gain of 35)

229. Clayton Ridge 148 (gain of 7)

232. MFL MarMac 147 (loss of 9)

236. South Winneshiek 141 (no change)

290. Lansing Kee 102 (gain of 13)

304. Elkader Central 94 (loss of 1)

312. Turkey Valley 85 (loss of 1)

332. West Central 58 (gain of 1)

 

OTHER AREA SCHOOLS

72. Washington, Iowa 398 (loss of 25)

116. Union Community 279 (gain of 7)

151. Jesup 211 (gain of 30)

238. Highland 139 (loss of 5)

261. Lone Tree 120 (gain of 14)

271. North Tama 114 (gain of 8)

334. Meskwaki 57 (gain of 12)

335. Iowa Mennonite 56 (loss of 6)

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