VHSL Class 5A was a VHSL size classification that contained schools participating in VHSL Scholastic Bowl. 53 schools were part of Class 5A in 2017, and the class comprised schools with enrollments roughly between 1500 and 1900 students (barring exceptions which allowed certain schools to play up or down). It was founded after the 2014 VHSL Realignment, which overhauled the VHSL classification system. The class was renamed VHSL Class 5 in the 2018 VHSL Realignment.
VHSL Class 5A consisted of VHSL Region 5A North and VHSL Region 5A South from 2014-2017. Teams qualified for the regional tournaments based on their rank within their new VHSL conference, unlike the old system, which used districts. Conferences often spanned wider geographical areas than districts, and teams did not necessarily have to play other teams in their conference until the beginning of the playoffs, instead opting to play their district regular season.
For a chronological listing of state tournament winners and runners-up, see the main VHSL Scholastic Bowl page.
Championships by school
Runner-Up Finishes by school
State tournament appearances by school
Teams in italics were not in Class 5A initially, or were initially in 5A but later moved down to 4A or up to 6A.
Championships by region
Medals (first- and second-place finishes) by region