Two diverse organizations share a passion for education/career competencies development for students.  The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is a membership organization that promotes education-based activities for over 12 million high school students in the United States who participate in 16 categories of co-curricular activities of which sports is its largest population.  Its headquarters shares an Indianapolis, Indiana location similar to Butler University which is ranked #1 in Regional Universities Midwest by the U.S. News and World Report.  It also ranks #1 in best undergraduate teaching and most innovative schools in Regional Universities.  Butler University is a small, private liberal arts college with big outcomes of providing the highest quality of liberal and professional education while fostering and stimulating intellectual community through interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.

NFHS History

The National Federation of State High School Associations is also referred to as NFHS and was established in 1920. Its headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. There is an association representing high schools in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. For example: California Interscholastic Federation, Indiana High School Athletic Association, Virginia High School League, etc

Your State

Student-athlete moms may want to check out their own state organization to learn the number of student-athletes that participate in sports in their area. Some states have more student-athletes than others. You can find this information by contacting the NFHS for a hard copy of their NFHS Handbook that they publish each year. You can also click on the link below for your state.

AlabamaAlabama High School Athletic Association
AlaskaAlaska School Activities Association
ArizonaArizona Interscholastic Association
ArkansasArkansas Activities Association
CaliforniaCalifornia Interscholastic Federation
ColoradoColorado High School Activities Association
ConnecticutConnecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference
DelawareDelaware Secondary School Athletic Association
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia State Athletic Association
FloridaFlorida High School Athletic Association
GeorgiaGeorgia High School Association
HawaiiHawaii High School Athletic Association
IdahoIdaho High School Activities Association
IllinoisIllinois High School Association
IndianaIndiana High School Association
IowaIowa High School Athletic Association
KansasKansas State High School Activities Association
KentuckyKentucky High School Athletic Association
LouisianaLouisiana High School Athletic Association
MaineMaine Principals’ Association
MarylandMaryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
MassachusettsMassachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
MichiganMichigan High School Athletic Association
MinnesotaMinnesota State High School League
MississippiMississippi High School Activities Association
MissouriMissouri State High School Activities Association
MontanaMontana High School Association
NebraskaNebraska School Activities Association
NevadaNevada Interscholastic Activities Association
New HampshireNew Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association
New JerseyNew Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association
New MexicoNew Mexico Activities Association
New YorkNew York State Public High School Athletic Association
North CarolinaNorth Carolina High School Athletic Association
North DakotaNorth Dakota High School Activities Association
OhioOhio High School Athletic Association
OklahomaOklahoma Secondary School Activities Association
OregonOregon School Activities Association
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association
Rhode IslandRhode Island Interscholastic League
South CarolinaSouth Carolina High School League
South DakotaSouth Dakota High School Activities Association
TennesseeTennessee Secondary School Athletic Association
Texas(Texas) University Interscholastic League (UIL)
UtahUtah High School Activities Association
VermontVermont Principals’ Association
VirginiaVirginia High School League
WashingtonWashington Interscholastic Activities Association
West VirginiaWest Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission
WisconsinWisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association
WyomingWyoming High School Activities Association