Education Working Paper No. 9  April 2005


The Effect of Residential School Choice on Public High School Graduation Rates

Table 1: Average Square Miles/District by State

State

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

Alabama

400

400

400

400

400

396

396

396

Alaska

10213

10213

10399

10792

10792

10792

10792

10792

Arizona

498

501

501

376

345

309

275

277

Arkansas

165

166

167

167

167

168

168

168

California

156

156

156

156

157

158

158

158

Colorado

589

589

589

589

589

589

589

589

Connecticut

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

Delaware

103

103

103

103

103

103

103

103

Florida

805

805

805

805

805

805

805

805

Georgia

320

320

322

322

322

322

322

322

Hawaii

6423

6423

6423

6423

6423

6423

6423

6423

Idaho

732

739

739

739

739

726

732

720

Illinois

60

61

61

60

60

59

62

62

Indiana

122

122

122

122

122

122

122

122

Iowa

141

143

145

147

148

149

149

149

Kansas

269

269

269

269

269

269

269

269

Kentucky

226

226

226

226

226

226

226

226

Louisiana

660

660

660

660

660

622

581

558

Maine

109

108

109

109

109

109

109

109

Maryland

407

407

407

407

407

407

407

407

Massachusetts

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

22

Michigan

102

102

90

85

84

78

77

77

Minnesota

197

201

205

208

210

203

196

192

Mississippi

315

307

307

307

307

309

309

309

Missouri

127

129

130

131

131

131

131

131

Montana

294

303

308

308

316

317

320

321

Nebraska

111

113

115

117

120

127

130

133

Nevada

6460

6460

6460

6460

6460

6460

6460

6460

New Hampshire

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

New Jersey

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

New Mexico

1379

1364

1364

1364

1364

1364

1364

1364

New York

66

66

66

67

67

67

67

67

North Carolina

403

409

409

409

416

406

406

406

North Dakota

265

284

290

292

296

299

299

300

Ohio

62

62

62

62

62

61

58

62

Oklahoma

124

125

125

125

126

126

126

126

Oregon

343

387

410

438

485

487

487

487

Pennsylvania

89

89

89

89

89

89

89

89

Rhode Island

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

South Dakota

426

429

429

429

431

431

431

431

South Carolina

317

317

317

317

335

335

335

335

Tennessee

294

294

294

294

297

297

297

299

Texas

250

251

251

251

251

251

251

252

Utah

2054

2054

2054

2054

2054

2054

2054

2054

Vermont

32

33

33

32

32

32

32

32

Virginia

281

281

281

281

281

293

293

293

Washington

225

225

225

225

225

225

225

225

West Virginia

438

438

438

438

438

438

438

438

Wisconsin

127

127

127

127

127

127

127

126

Wyoming

1982

1982

1982

1982

2023

2023

2023

2023

[table 1] [table 2] [table 3] [table 4]