Education Working Paper No. 9  April 2005


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

Table 2: Relationship Between Increasing Average Square Miles of School Districts and Graduation Rates

Effect on Graduation Rates

Standard Error

P-Value

Average Square Miles in School District

-8.226E-05

2.65E-05

0.002

Exit Exams

-1.962E-03

1.14E-02

0.864

Current Expenditures/Pupil

-4.734E-06

5.73E-06

0.409

Adjusted R Squared

0.943

N

392

Note: P-Value less than or equal to 0.05 is conventionaly considered statistically significant.

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