Education Working Paper No. 9  April 2005


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

Table 3: Effect of Decreasing District Size to Benchmark Levels for Certain States

2001 District Size in Sq. Miles

2002 Graduation Rate

Graduation Rate If Districts are Size of National Median (62 Sq. Miles)

Graduation Rate If Districts are Size of Ohio's (260 Sq. Miles)

Florida

805

59%

64%

65%

Colorado

589

72%

75%

76%

Louisiana

558

63%

65%

67%

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