ERIC Number: ED035162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
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Predicting Pupil Yield by Types of Dwelling Units.
Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD.
This publication presents procedures for estimating future pupil yield from new housing developments which make possible good administrative decisions as to the location and design of school buildings. The growth of suburban metropolitan areas surrounding populous urban areas in the past several decades contributes to complex school building problems. The lack of adequate planning by suburban school officials has frequently caused school children to be housed in substandard school environments. Reasonably accurate predictions of future school enrollment prevent overcrowding crises and tax revenue wastes. This Baltimore study considers the variables of location, type, number of bedrooms, number of children, living in assessed valuation or rental costs of dwelling units. The study concluded that pupil yield varies by geographic area, type of dwelling unit, number of bedrooms per unit, value of dwelling unit, and the size of the lot on which the housing unit was constructed. The method developed by this study for predicting future pupil enrollments has applicability for other large emerging suburban school systems. (JZ)
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Authoring Institution: Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD.