In this review, we consider the limited research on small high school expenditures, resource use, and constraints to understand the key questions surrounding the cost of small high schools and to identify further areas for investigation.
Specifically, we review the available research to examine the following questions:
- How much do small high schools spend, and how does this spending compare with large high schools?
- How do small high schools organize resources to support high achievement? How does this compare to the resource use of high-performing high schools?
- What constraints do small high schools face in designing cost-effective, high-performing organizations?
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