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High School Size Criteria

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I am trying to determine a source for high school size criteria for 1200 - 1500 students and the popualtion necessary to support a such a high school.
 

nerudite

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Gwalters said:
I am trying to determine a source for high school size criteria for 1200 - 1500 students and the popualtion necessary to support a such a high school.

Ummmm...more info will definitely be needed. Are you asking for the size of the structure or the amount of land needed? Are we talking a school district that busses (need extra parking on or off-site for the dozens of busses)? You didn't give us too much to go on here.
 
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nerudite said:
Ummmm...more info will definitely be needed. Are you asking for the size of the structure or the amount of land needed? Are we talking a school district that busses (need extra parking on or off-site for the dozens of busses)? You didn't give us too much to go on here.


Size of structure. Amount of land needed. I am not designing the school, rather creating a site for one in a new community master plan. I was hoping that there was some basic rules out there that would tell me tht based on 1200-1500 students, the building would be X sq. ft. and that it would generally fit on a X size site when you factor in typical conditions. It sounds like from your reply that it gets pretty specific based on the district.
 

mike gurnee

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It can get very specific. Do 14 year olds drive, as they do here? Will there be shared or individual athletic fields? Your school district probably already has a Facilities Plan...try to get a copy. Ask the district what they want first.
 

Chet

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I agree with Gurnee. If the school district has a facilities plan or at least a needs analysis complete, you'll have alot to go on. Absent of that, llok at comparables and add 30-40% more land. They arent making more of it [land, that is], and needs change of time. The site should have a suitable land bank for needs well into the future.
 
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