ERIC Number: ED542047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1930
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
The Smallness of America's Rural High Schools. Bulletin, 1930, No. 13
Gaumnitz, Walter H.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Many of the shortcomings of the high school system have been attributed to the fact that the popularization of secondary education has necessitated the establishment of a large number of very small high schools. No one has known with any degree of certainty however, just how small these schools are, how many of them exist, how extensive a program of secondary education they undertake, how well they reach the children dependent upon them for an education, or in which States these small high schools predominate. This study presents statistical data to answer each of these questions; it summarizes the problems resulting from the small high school; and it cites what is being done in various communities to solve these problems. The following topics are discussed in this bulletin: (1) Purposes of the study; (2) Sources and scope of the study; (3) The small high school--A rural problem; (4) Extent and types of secondary education provided in rural communities; (5) How small is the rural high school; (6) Size of rural high schools by States; (7) Educational problems and limitations of the small high school; (8) Ways and means of improving opportunities for secondary education in rural and small population centers; and (9) Recommendations. (Contains 17 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Schools, High Schools, Junior High Schools, School Size, Small Schools, Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)