School District Consolidation, Student Performance, and Housing Values

25 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 1998

See all articles by David M. Brasington

David M. Brasington

University of Cincinnati - Department of Economics

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: March 12, 1998

Abstract

School district consolidation is often purported to save taxpayers money. However, the current study shows that doubling the size of a school lowers student proficiency passage rates by 1%. In turn, this lowers the average house price by $400. This represents 30% of the total loss in house value due to consolidation. Therefore, regardless of cost savings, homeowners' property values fall, and thus the tax base is likely to contract due to a school district merger. Unlike previous studies, both building and district size measures are used to analyze the effect of size on proficiency test passage and graduation rates.

JEL Classification: H40, I21, D73, R00

Suggested Citation

Brasington, David M., School District Consolidation, Student Performance, and Housing Values (March 12, 1998). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=101591 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.101591

David M. Brasington (Contact Author)

University of Cincinnati - Department of Economics ( email )

Carl H. Lindner Hall 2925 Campus Green Drive
PO Box 0371
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0211
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
405
Abstract Views
2,726
rank
91,923
PlumX Metrics