Date of Award


Degree Type



Education and Human Services

First Advisor

Hampton, Frederick

Subject Headings

School size, Education, Secondary -- Parent participation, Small schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Case studies, small schools, school size, parents


This study used a mixed method design to investigate the parental perspective of school size and its impact on the academic environment, the school atmosphere, and relationships within a northeast Ohio high school. The results of the study illuminated that administrators who are considering or forced to eliminate small school initiatives should not merely abandon their small school programs for the traditional large school but rather, attempt to incorporate some of the components of the small schools to the traditional large school setting in order to increase parental satisfaction and support

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