One Roanoke City high school will see a different sports schedule for the 2015-2016 school year.

Patrick Henry High School will play as a 5-A school instead of its current 6-A classification.

The school system made an appeal to Virginia High School League and received the good news Monday.

The change will put Patrick Henry back in a group with more schools from the Roanoke Valley.


One Roanoke City School is hoping for some good news by the start of next week.

Patrick Henry High School is trying to change its classification with the Virginia High School League.

PHHS was originally listed as a 5A school when it comes to athletics, but according to school administrators, another locality recalculated their numbers and resubmitted them to the VHSL. After that happened, Patrick Henry was put in the 6A class.

The school system has since appealed the change in hopes of keeping the school aligned with other schools in the Roanoke Valley.

School administrators said there's no telling what the outcome will be.

"You bring in 16 people and they are going to have 16 varying views hopefully we've made a good enough case for ourselves that they will accept our appeal,” said Roanoke City Schools Assistant Superintendent Steve Barnett.

If PHHS does get the appeal, it will change next year's sports schedules.