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Stat of the Week — June 8, 2006

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The creation of smaller high schools as a way to increase performance has garnered increasing attention in recent years. An analysis of high schools conducted in 2004 by the EPE Research Center revealed a large disparity in school size from state to state. In Arkansas, 74 percent of students attended high schools with fewer than 900 students, while in Florida only 5 percent of students attended such high schools.

Copyright 2006 Education Week (http://www.edweek.org)

To find out more about school climate in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, access the Education Counts database.

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