The goal of this research was to investigate the impact of the community school practices such as extended/supplemental enrichment time, character development, anger management, counseling, tutoring, and mental and physical healthcare on student performance, attendance and discipline at a community school in a large urban school district in the southern U.S. The select population and sample for this study was the school's 2011-2012 senior cohort, before the school's implementation of community school practices and the school's 2015-2016 senior cohort, after implementation of community school practices at the select community school. In an effort to more accurately determine the effectiveness of the community school practices, the study also compared the performance of the community school after implementation of the community school practices to two comparison high schools in the same urban school district; not incorporating the community school practices into instruction, organizational structure, and policy. T-tests analysis and descriptive statistics analysis demonstrated that there was statistical improvement in student performance in regard to cumulative grade point average, graduation rate, and attendance for the 2015-2016 senior cohort. However, improvement was not present in discipline and the frequency distribution of industry certifications for the 2015-2016 senior cohort when compared to the 2011-2012 senior cohort.
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Murray, Barbara A.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Educational Leadership; Executive
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Morrow, Juanita, "A Comparative Study of Student Performance, Attendance, and Discipline in a Community School in a Large Urban School District in the Southern United States" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5524.