Granbury High School submitted student enrollment data for the University Interscholastic League’s biennial reclassification and realignment process on October 29, 2021.
The official number for Granbury is 2,138 students. The figure includes student enrollment counts for both GHS and STARS Accelerated High School.
The UIL will use the numbers to align athletic and academic competition districts for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. That announcement will be made in early February 2020.
“Competition is always challenging regardless of classification, and we hope to offer students the opportunity to learn character, leadership, and sportsmanship regardless of the class or district that we are assigned,” commented Granbury ISD athletic director Dwight Butler.
In 2019, GHS was in Class 5A with 2,073 students for the realignment process – up from 2,004 turned in during 2017. The Pirates compete in Class 5A Division I for football only.
For the current classification structure in place for 2020-22, Class 5A is composed of schools with student populations between 1,230 and 2,219. For football, Division I includes those with enrollment between 1,922 and 2,219 students. 6A schools are those with 2,220 students and above.
The UIL, a division of the University of Texas at Austin, is the rulemaking body for educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests in Texas public schools. The league aims to provide healthy, character building, educational activities carried out under rules providing for good sportsmanship and fair play for all participants.