Appendix 2: Schools in this evaluation

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools with Years 11-15 students

Secondary (Years 7-15)

15

37.5

21

Composite (Years 1-15)

5

12.5

30

Secondary (Years 9-15)

20

50

48

Secondary (Years 11-15)

0

0

1

Total

40

100

100

The sample contained fewer composite (Years 1-15) schools and more secondary (Years 7-15) schools, compared with national percentages. The secondary (Years 9-15) school sample percentage was similar to the national percentage. These differences were statistically significant. (NB: no Māori-medium schools have been included in this sample.)

Table 2: Roll size group

Roll size group (number of students)

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools with Years 11‑15 students

Very small (1-100)

0

0

11

Small (101-400)

12

32.5

26

Medium (401-800)

9

20

36

Large (801-1500)

14

35

19

Very large (1501 )

5

12.5

8

Total

40

100

100

The sample contained fewer very small and medium-sized schools, and more small, large and very large schools, compared with national percentages. These differences were statistically significant.

Table 3: Locality

Locality and population size

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools with Years 11-15 students

Main urban (30,000 )

23

57.5

53

Secondary urban

(10,000 – 29,999)

5

12.5

6

Minor urban (1000- 9999)

6

15

12

Rural (1-999)

6

15

29

Total

40

100

100

The sample contained fewer rural schools, more secondary urban schools and slightly more main urban and minor urban schools, compared with national percentages. These differences were not statistically significant.

Table 4: School decile group

Decile group

Number of schools in sample

Percentage of schools in sample

National percentage of schools with Years 11-15 students

Low (1-3)

8

20

32

Medium (4-7)

19

47.5

39

High (8-10)

13

32.5

29

Total

40

100

100

The sample contained fewer low decile schools, more medium decile schools and slightly more high decile schools, compared with national percentages. These differences were statistically significant.