With the approval by the CHSAA legislative council on Thursday, high school basketball in Colorado will now feature six classifications.  The change will take effect for the 2022-23 season starting this November.  Below is the breakdown of schools by classification.

This list will be confusing in many areas.  Classes 1A and 2A are divided by districts and it does not represent the league breakdown at all.  For Class 3A, the list is provided by where teams are placed for district tournaments and they don’t always represent the conference a school will compete in during the regular season.  For example, defending 2A boys champion Yuma will still be a part of the Lower Platte conference but move to the Metro area for the 3A district tournament.

Classes 4A, 5A and 6A are listed by conference in their respective class.  You will notice there is a ton of crossover for leagues in different divisions.  We will later provide a breakdown of leagues in the new format.

Also note that in some cases, a girls team for a school is placed in one division and the boys in another.

Shoot questions to us through email at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to answer any thoughts that come up.  There are also changes in postseason structure and seeding and we’ll layout those changes in a separate story.



DISTRICT 1:  Caprock Academy, DeBeque, Dove Creek, North Park, Norwood, Nucla, Ouray

DISTRICT 2:  Cheraw, Cheyenne Wells, Eads, Granada, Kit Carson, McClave, Wiley

DISTRICT 3:  Aguilar, Kim/Branson, La Veta, Manzanola, Primero, South Baca, Springfield, Walsh

DISTRICT 4:  Briggsdale, Fleming, Longmont Christian, Pawnee, Peetz, Prairie, Weldon Valley

DISTRICT 5:  Arickaree/Woodlin, Bethune, Hi Plains, Flagler, Idalia, Stratton, Lone Star, Otis

DISTRICT 6:  Antonito, Centennial, Creede, Lake City, Moffat, Sangre De Cristo, Sierra Grande

DISTRICT 7:  Colorado D&B, Cripple Creek, Deer Trail, Edison, Genoa Hugo, Hanover, Kiowa, Miami-Yoder, Pikes Peak Christian

DISTRICT 8:  Belleview Christian, Beth Eden, Denver Torah, Denver Jewish Day, Denver Waldorf, Flatirons Academy, Front Range Baptist, Mile High Academy, Rocky Mountain Lutheran, Shining Mountain



DISTRICT 1:  Center, Cotopaxi, Custer County, Del Norte, Lake County, Monte Vista, Sanford, Sargent, South Park, Trinidad

DISTRICT 2:  Akron, Caliche, Haxtun, Holyoke, Merino, Sedgwick County, Wiggins, Wray

DISTRICT 3:  Dolores, Mancos, Ridgway, Telluride

DISTRICT 4:  Campion Academy, Dayspring Christian, Heritage Christian, Loveland Classical, Nederland, Poudre Community, Twin Peaks, Union Colony Prep

DISTRICT 5:  Hayden, Plateau Valley, Rangely, Soroco, Vail Christian, Vail Mountain, West Grand

DISTRICT 6:  Crowley County, Fowler, Hoehne, Holly, John Mall, Las Animas, Rocky Ford, Swallows Charter, Swink

DISTRICT 7:  Addenbrooke Academy, Denver Academy, Denver Christian, Gilpin County, Golden View Classical, Front Range Christian, Vanguard Classical

DISTRICT 8:  Burlington, Byers, Calhan, Colorado Springs School, Dolores Huerta, Elbert, Evangelical Christian, Limon, Simla



METRO:  Faith Christian, Lotus School, Manual, Prospect Ridge, Stargate, St Mary’s Academy, William Smith, Yuma

FRONTIER:  Bennett, Bruce Randolph, Jefferson, KIPP Collegiate, Pinnacle, Platte Canyon, Sheridan

INTERMOUNTAIN:  Bayfield, Centauri, Crested Butte, Ignacio, Montezuma Cortez

BLACK FOREST/SANTA FE:  Fountain Valley, Peyton, Thomas MacLaren

PATRIOT:  Brush, Estes Park, Frontier Academy, Highland, Liberty Common, Platte Valley, Strasburg, Timnath, Wellington

TRI PEAKS:  Atlas Prep, Banning Lewis, Buena Vista, Colorado Springs Christian, Ellicott, Florence, James Irwin (girls), Rocky Ford, Rye, Salida, St Mary’s, Vanguard, Woodland Park

WESTERN SLOPE:  Aspen (girls), Cedaredge, Grand Valley, Gunnison, Meeker, North Fork, Olathe, Roaring Fork

MILE HIGH/FOOTHILLS:  Machebeuf, Clear Creek, Dawson, Lyons, Skyview Academy, Windsor Charter



COLORADO:  Gateway, Skyview (boys)

CONFLUENCE:  Aurora West Prep, DSST-Byers, DSST-College View, DSST-Conservatory Green, DSST-Green Valley Ranch, Highlands Ranch STEM, Strive Prep

CSML NORTH:  Classical Academy, Elizabeth, Sierra

DENVER PREP:  Lincoln, Denver West, Kennedy

FRONTIER:  Arrupe Jesuit, Arvada, DSST-Montview, Englewood, Fort Lupton, Jefferson, Middle Park

INTERMOUNTAIN:  Alamosa, Pagosa Springs

JEFFCO:  Alameda, Conifer, D’Evelyn

LONGS PEAK:  Fort Morgan, Northridge, Riverdale Ridge, Severance

PIKES PEAK:  Lutheran

METRO:  Colorado Academy, Eagle Ridge Academy, Jefferson Academy, Kent Denver, Peak to Peak, Academy

NCAC:  Holy Family

TRI PEAKS:  James Irwin (boys), La Junta, Lamar, Manitou Springs

PATRIOT:  Berthoud, Eaton, Resurrection Christian, Sterling, University, Valley, Weld Central

SOUTH CENTRAL:  Pueblo Central

WESTERN SLOPE:  Aspen (boys), Basalt, Coal Ridge, Delta, Moffat County, Rifle, Steamboat Springs, Summit



COLORADO:  Adams City, Aurora Central, Gateway, Skyview (girls), Thornton


INDEPENDENT:  Northglenn (girls)

CSML NORTH:  Falcon, Mitchell, Sand Creek

CSML SOUTH:  Canon City, Coronado, Harrison, Mesa Ridge, Palmer, Widefield

DENVER PREP:  Denver North, George Washington (girls), Hinkley (girls), Northfield, Regis Groff, Thomas Jefferson, Vista Peak

WESTERN SLOPE:  Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley, Glenwood Springs, Palisade

JEFFCO:  Bear Creek (girls) Dakota Ridge, Evergreen, Golden, Green Mountain, Littleton, Pomona, Standley Lake, Wheat Ridge

LONGS PEAK:  Frederick, Mountain View, Niwot, Northridge (girls), Roosevelt, Skyline, Thompson Valley

NCAC:  Centaurus, Greeley Central, Longmont, Mead, Silver Creek, Windsor

PIKES PEAK:  Air Academy, Cheyenne Mountain, Discovery Canyon, Lewis Palmer, Palmer Ridge

SOUTH CENTRAL:  Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo County, Pueblo East, Pueblo South, Pueblo West

SOUTHWESTERN:  Grand Junction Central, Durango, Grand Junction, Montrose



CENTENNIAL:  Arapahoe, Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Mullen, Overland, Smoky Hill

CONTINENTAL:  Castle View, Chaparral, Douglas County, Heritage, Highlands Ranch, Legend, Mountain Vista, Regis, Rock Canyon, ThunderRIdge

CSML:  Doherty, Fountain Fort Carson, Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart, Vista Ridge

DENVER PREP:  Denver East, Denver South, George Washington (boys), Far Northeast, Hinkley (boys), Rangeview, Westminster

FRONT RANGE:  Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Erie, Fairview, Fort Collins, Fossil Ridge, Horizon, Legacy, Loveland, Monarch, Mountain Range, Northglenn (boys), Poudre, Prairie View, Rocky Mountain

JEFFCO:  Arvada West, Bear Creek (boys), Chatfield, Columbine, Lakewood, Ralston Valley, Valor Christian

NCAC:  Greeley West

SOUTHWESTERN:  Fruita Monument