Published Online: January 30, 2007
Published in Print: January 31, 2007, as School Facilities

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Public school buildings are often too big or too small for the number of students enrolled, a survey of principals concludes.

According to the poll—administered by the National Center for Education Statistics to 1,025 principals of public elementary and secondary or combined schools nationwide—more than half the principals reported their buildings are too big for the number of students they serve; 10 percent reported having student enrollments that were 6 percent to 25 percent above the capacity of their buildings; and 8 percent said their schools were overenrolled by more than 25 percent.

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