Out of 295 high schools in the state, Central is the 56th largest. The largest school in Class 5A is Jacksonville. The smallest will be Pulaski Academy, which is returning to the classification after spending the current cycle in Class 4A.
Barton remains in Class 3A. Like Central, Barton will be one of the smaller schools in its classification. The Bears have been bumped up into Class 3A ever since the forced merger with the now defunct Lakeview School District.
The Marvell Mustangs will play in Class 2A, the smallest classification for football. KIPP will play in the state's smallest classification- Class 1A.