This Bear is doing some research (for my fake city) on the student population size of high schools. I have done a lot of bouncing around on the internet, looking through web sites from Boston to Los Angeles, from Miami to Houston, from Philadelphia to Minneapolis, etc.
Some of these places have high schools with student populations in the 3000+ range. Now that's a big school!
When I graduated from Whitmer High School (Toledo, OH) back in 1966, my graduation class was over six-hundred (600). Two (2) years later, my younger brother's graduation class was almost one-thousand (1000). (Can you say "baby boomer"?)
Whitmer was a 3-grade building.....fed by two (2) Junior High Schools. Thus, Whitmer's 4-grade size when I graduated would be about 2500. In my research, there seem to be more 4-grade schools. In the stats that I have compiled for my fake city I think I have too many high school students and I plan on correcting my error.
That adventure in research and stat correction got me to thinking.....how big was the high school that the average Cyburbian attended?
What say you? How big was your school?
Very-related: Studies indicate that smaller schools are better at educating. Is that your experience? Is that your view?
What say you?