Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations: Educational Administration
The purpose of this study was to determine what size district (or range of sizes) better fosters an environment conducive for high student achievement and low district expenditure. The ideal district size debate goes back centuries, with the initial efforts to reform small districts that had their start in the early 19th century as rural single room schools. Literary work on this topic is quite polarized, without a clear and modern consensus. This study contained a quantitative study using a correlational research design to explore the affects of district size on student achievement and district expenditure.
Hayes III, James L., "Realizing the Ideal School District Size: How District Size Affects Achievement and Expenditure" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 827.