The present study is a comparative analysis of two public high schools in the Youngstown City School District. The overall objective was to understand how the societal demographics of the city have influenced the overall structure of the school systems and if this new plan is effective for the district. The use of surveys and interviews of teachers, principals, and Board members were used for the data collection of this study. The results of the study support the idea, that tracking has been implemented in the structure of the school system, which ultimately affects the overall success of these at risk students. The study did support some aspects of the hypothesis; however, it was not entirely conclusive in regards to the effectiveness of the plan


Kardulias, P. Nicholas


Sociology and Anthropology


Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Sociology | Regional Sociology

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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