Just weeks after announcing the new classification structure for Georgia High Schools, the GHSA has announced the new region alignment to begin the next school year.
It had been announced several weeks ago that Cedartown would be moving up to the AAAA classification, in light of the new “Six Class” system.
Rockmart High School also moved up. The Yellow Jackets will now compete in AAA. They are in Region 4-AAA with Calloway, Central-Carroll, Haralson County, and several other schools.
Cedartown has been placed in Region 7-AAAA. The Region has a total of eleven teams, and will be divided into two sub-regions. Cedartown will be in Sub-region A along with Cass, Gilmer County, Pickens County, and River Ridge.
Sub-region B will consist of Dalton, Heritage-Catoosa, LaFayette, Northwest Whitfield, Ridgeland, and Southeast Whitfield.
The classification is based student population. Rockmart is at the bottom of 3-A with only 674 students, the lowest school having 651 students. Cedartown is in the bottom half of 4-A with only 883 students, the lowest school having 862 students.