OKLAHOMA CITY – Only one significant change will affect area teams when the new ADM goes into effect for the 2014-15 school year.
The average daily membership was released by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Thursday. The ADM is used by the OSSAA to determine classification for all activities. The only sport not affected by this year’s report is football, which is calculated on a two-year cycle.
Shawnee is the third biggest school in Class 5A and the 35th biggest school in Oklahoma with an ADM of 1,252.59. Lawton Eisenhower is now the biggest school in 5A with 1,281.13, moving down from Class 6A. Del City is moving up to Class 6A for the 2014-15 school year.
Edmond Deer Creek is the second biggest school in 5A with 1,252.96.
Tecumseh, McLoud and Seminole all remain solidly entrenched in Class 4A, while Meeker, Prague and Chandler all remain in Class 3A.
The biggest change will affect Bethel, which will drop down to Class 3A in most sports. With an ADM of 370.78, Bethel is the second biggest school in the class behind Sequoyah-Tahlequah.
Bethel was the state runners-up in Class 4A fast-pitch softball last October. That sport has the 32 largest schools in Class 6A and the next 32 in 5A. Classes 2A, 3A and 4A all have 64 schools apiece.
For the rest of the area schools, Stroud and Dale remain in Class 2A, while Macomb and Maud will remain in Class A. Asher and Earlsboro will remain in the state’s smallest classification, Class B.
The ADM report will be finalized by the OSSAA’s Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 13.