BRIEF - Lessons on Assessing the Costs of Small High Schools: Evidence from Seattle and Denver

March 2005

As small schools gain visibility in their promise for increased student performance, school leaders in cities with shrinking revenues are now asking just how much more they should spend on these schools. This brief examines small high school costs in Denver and Seattle, analyzing each layer of district expenditures in order to get a better look at the price tag for small schools in comparison to others.

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