Is Perryton a 4A?

Answered by John Hunt

Perryton High School is indeed a 4A school according to the University Interscholastic League (UIL) classification system. The UIL is the governing body for extracurricular activities in Texas public schools, and it categorizes schools based on their enrollment numbers.

To give you a better understanding, the UIL has a system that classifies schools into six different divisions, ranging from 1A to 6A, with 6A being the largest schools in terms of enrollment. The classification is determined by the number of students in grades 9-12 at the school.

Perryton High School falls into the 4A category, which means it has a moderate enrollment size compared to larger schools but is still larger than smaller schools. While the exact enrollment numbers for each classification may vary from year to year, 4A schools generally have a student population ranging from around 450 to 1,100 students.

Being classified as a 4A school has implications for athletic competitions and other extracurricular activities. Schools within the same classification often compete against each other in various sports, such as football, basketball, track and field, and more. This allows for more balanced competition and fair matchups based on school size.

In my personal experience, attending a 4A high school provided a diverse and vibrant atmosphere. The student body was large enough to offer a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities, yet small enough that individuals could still feel a sense of community and connection with their peers.

Being classified as a 4A school offers Perryton High School the opportunity to compete against similarly sized schools and provides students with a well-rounded high school experience.