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.