Size matters for New York City high schools as smaller ones make big gains”

NY Daily News; October 23, 2013

University researchers from MIT and Duke found that stu­dents who attend small high schools estab­lished by Bloomberg are 9% more likely to receive high school diplo­mas and 7% more likely to attend col­lege, com­pared with stu­dents who go to older, larger city high schools.


Students at the new, smaller high schools also got four more days of instruc­tion each year on aver­age, accord­ing to the study, released Wednesday, of 101 schools from 2003 to 2008.
The smaller schools and extra class time led to higher scores on all five major Regents exams and bet­ter col­lege readi­ness rates, researchers found.