The GHSA released new region assignments today for the school years 2016-2018. Schools will now be allowed to appeal their region placement, but classification assignments are final.
Final determination on appeals and the formal adoption of regions will take place in January.
There were some surprises for local schools with Cartersville being assigned away from the schools in the current cycle. Cass and Woodland were assigned to a region that extends all the way south to Carrollton. Cass and Woodland were assigned to Region 7-AAAAA with Carrollton, East Paulding, Hiram, Kell, Paulding Co., Rome, and Villa Rica. Cartersville was assigned with Cedartown, Central-Carroll, Chapel Hill, LaGrange, Sandy Creek, and Troup to comprise Region 5-AAAA. Adairsville's assignment remained much the same as the current cycle. They were assigned to Region 6-AAA with Bremen, Calhoun, Coahulla Creek, Haralson Co., Lakeview-FO, Murray Co., North Murray, Ringgold, and Sonoraville. Excel Christian Academy was placed in Region 6 with Bowdon, Christian Heritage, Darlington, Gordon Lee, Mt. Zion-Carroll, North Cobb Christian, Trion,Ga. School for Deaf, Morris Innovative, Fellowship Christian, Kings Ridge, Mt. Paran, Mt. Pisgah, Pinecrest Academy, St. Francis, Walker, and Whitefield Academy. This region was sub-divided by GHSA.
GHSA Region Alignments for 2016-18
Class AAAAAAA (48 schools)
Region 1: Camden Co., Colquitt Co., Lowndes, Tift Co. Region 2: Campbell, East Coweta, Newnan, Pebblebrook, Westlake, Wheeler
Region 3: Hillgrove, Kennesaw Mtn., Marietta, McEachern, North Cobb, North Paulding
Region 4: Cherokee, Etowah, Lassiter, Roswell, Walton, Woodstock
Region 5: Forsyth Central, Lambert, Milton, North Forsyth, South Forsyth, West Forsyth
Region 6: Collins Hill, Discovery, Duluth, North Gwinnett, Mill Creek, Mountain View, Peachtree Ridge
Region 7: Berkmar, Brookwood, Central Gwinnett, Lakeside(DeKalb), Meadowcreek, Norcross, Parkview
Region 8: Archer, Grayson, Newton, Rockdale County, Shiloh, South Gwinnett
Class AAAAAA (58 schools)
Region 1: Coffee, Houston County, Lee Co., Nortside-WR, Valdosta
Region 2: Bradwell Inst., Brunswick, Effingham Co, Glynn Acad., Richmond Hill
Region 3: Alcovy, Evans, Greenbrier, Grovetown, Heritage(Conyers), Lakeside(Evans)
Region 4: Drew, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lovejoy, M.L. King, Mt. Zion (Jonesboro), Mundy’s Mill, Stephenson, Tucker
Region 5: Alexander, Creekside, Douglas Co., Langston Hughes, Mays, New Manchester, Northgate, South Paulding, Tri-Cities
Region 6: Allatoona, Creekview, Dalton, Harrison, Osborne, River Ridge, Sequoyah, South Cobb, Sprayberry
Region 7: Alpharetta, Cambridge, Chattahoochee, Centennial, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, North Atlanta, Northview, Pope
Region 8: Apalachee, Dacula, Gainesville, Habersham Cent., Lanier, Winder-Barrow
Class AAAAA (58 schools)
Region 1: Bainbridge, Harris Co., Thomas Co., Central, Veterans, Warner Robins
Region 2: New Hampstead, South Effingham, Statesboro, Ware Co., Wayne Co.
Region 3: Fayette Co., Griffin, McIntosh, Morrow, Riverdale, Starr’s Mill, Whitewater
Region 4: Dutchtown, Eagle’s Landing, Hampton, Jones Co., Locust Grove, Ola, Stockbridge, Union Grove, Woodland(Stockbridge) Region 5: Arabia Mtn., Chamblee, Clarkston, Columbia, Cross Keys, Lithonia, Miller Grove, SW DeKalb
Region 6: Banneker, Carver(Atl.), Decatur, Grady, Jackson(Atl.), Lithia Springs, North Springs, Riverwood
Region 7: Carrollton, Cass, East Paulding, Hiram, Kell, Paulding Co., Rome, Villa Rica, Woodland(Cartersville)
Region 8: Buford, Cedar Shoals, Clarke Central, Flowery Branch, Johnson(Gainesville), Loganville, Walnut Grove
Class AAAA (53 schools)
Region 1: Americus-Sumter, Cairo, Carver(Columbus), Columbus, Hardaway, Northside-Columbus, Shaw, Westover
Region 2: Howard, Mary Persons, Perry, Spalding, Upson-Lee, West Laurens
Region 3: Baldwin, Burke Co., Cross Creek, Hephzibah, Richmond Academy, Thomson
Region 4: Druid Hills, Eastside, Henry Co., Luella, North Clayton, Salem, Woodward Academy
Region 5: Cartersville, Cedartown, Central-Carroll, Chapel Hill, LaGrange, Sandy Creek, Troup
Region 6: Gilmer, Heritage-Catoosa, LaFayette, Northwest Whitfield, Pickens, Ridgeland, SE Whitfield
Region 7: Blessed Trinity, Chestatee, Marist, Riverside Military, West Hall, White Co.
Region 8: Jefferson, Madison Co., North Oconee, St. Pius X, Stephens Co.
Class AAA (58 schools)
Region 1: Cook, Crisp Co., Dougherty, Monroe, Worth Co.
Region 2: Appling Co., Brantley Co, Pierce Co., Tattnall Co., Liberty Co., Long Co.
Region 3: Beach, Islands, Groves, Jenkins, Johnson (Sav.), SE Bulloch, Windsor Forest, Savannah Arts
Region 4: Central(Macon), Peach Co., Pike Co., Jackson, Kendrick, Rutland, Westside-Macon
Region 5: Cedar Grove, Lovett, McNair, Pace Academy, Redan, Stone Mtn., Towers, Westminster
Region 6: Adairsville, Bremen, Calhoun, Coahulla Creek, Haralson Co., Lakeview-FO, Murray Co., North Murray, Ringgold, Sonoraville
Region 7: Dawson Co., East Hall, Fannin Co., Greater Atlanta Christian, Lumpkin Co., North Hall, Union Co.
Region 8: East Jackson, Hart Co., Jackson Co., Franklin Co., Monroe Area, Morgan Co.
Class AA (63 schools)
Region 1: Albany, Berrien, Brooks Co., Early Co., Fitzgerald, Thomasville
Region 2: Bacon Co., Benedictine, Bryan Co., Jeff Davis, Metter, Swainsboro, Toombs Co., Vidalia, St. Vincent’s
Region 3: Bleckley Co., Dodge Co., Dublin, East Laurens, Northeast, Southwest, Washington Co.
Region 4: Butler, Glenn Hills, Harlem, Jefferson Co., Josey, Laney, Screven Co., Westside-Augusta, Davidson Fine Arts, Johnson (Augusta), Technical Career Magnet
Region 5: Callaway, Heard Co., Jordan, Lamar Co., Spencer, Temple
Region 6: B.E.S.T. Academy, Douglass (Atl.), Hapeville Charter, KIPP Atlanta, South Atlanta, Therrell, Washington, Coretta S. King, Stilwell Arts
Region 7: Armuchee, Chattooga, Coosa, Dade Co., Gordon Central, Model, Pepperell, Rockmart
Region 8: Banks Co., Elbert Co., Monticello, Oglethorpe Co., Putnam Co., Rabun Co., Social Circle
CLASS A (117 schools; 87 football)
Region 1A: Calhoun Co., Chattahoochee Co., Randolph-Clay, Stewart Co., Terrell Co., Pataula Charter, Quitman Co., Webster Co.
Region 1B: Baconton Charter, Miller Co., Mitchell Co., Pelham, Seminole Co., Baker Co.
Region 2: Atkinson Co., Charlton Co., Clinch Co., Irwin Co., Lanier Co., Telfair Co., Turner Co., Wilcox Co., Echols Co.
Region 3A: Calvary Day, Claxton, McIntosh Co. Acad., Portal, Savannah Christian, Savannah Country Day, Sav. Early College, Woodville-Tompkins
Region 3B: ECI, Jenkins Co., Johnson Co., Montgomery Co., Treutlen, Wheeler Co.
Region 4A: Brookstone, Central-Talbotton, Greenville, Manchester, Marion Co., St. Anne-Pacelli
Region 4B: Crawford Co., Dooly Co., Hawkinsville, Macon Co., Schley Co., Taylor Co.
Region 5: Eagles Landing Christian, Holy Innocents’, Landmark Christian, Mt. Vernon, Our Lady of Mercy, Strong Rock Christian, Wesleyan, Atlanta Classical, Atlanta International, Atlanta Jewish Academy, Ben Franklin, DeKalb Arts, Drew Charter, Elite Scholars, Fulton Leadership, Galloway, Greenforest, Paideia, SW Atlanta Christian, W.D. Mohammed, Weber
Region 6A: Bowdon, Christian Heritage, Darlington, Gordon Lee, Mt. Zion-Carroll, North Cobb Christian, Trion, Excel Christian Academy, Ga. School for Deaf, Morris Innovative
Region 6B: Fellowship Christian, Kings Ridge, Mt. Paran, Mt. Pisgah, Pinecrest Academy, St. Francis, Walker, Whitefield Academy
Region 7A: First Presbyterian, Mt. de Sales, Stratford Academy, Tattnall Square, Twiggs Co., Wilkinson Co., ACE Charter, Ga. Academy for Blind
Region 7B: Aquinas, Ga. Military Acad., Greene Co., Hancock Central, Lincoln Co., Warren Co., Washington-Wilkes, Glascock Co., Lake Oconee Academy, Taliaferro Co.
Region 8: Athens Academy, Athens Christian, Commerce, George Walton, Hebron Christian, Lakeview Academy, Prince Avenue, Providence Christian, Towns Co., Tallulah Falls, Woody Gap