Class Size Matters

A 2014 article came to my attention this weekend. It’s called “Class size matters a lot, research shows” and it appeared on the website of The Washington Post.

My quick response is: “Duh.” Of course class size matters. Even the best of teachers will tell that there comes a point when there are too many students in the classroom and the numbers are inhibiting learning.

Here at Bishop Kelley High School, our classes are 25 and under with a rare exception of 26. Our average class size is 19. This allows our teachers to know their students and for the students to know each other. Even with enrollment up to 907 (a 12 year high), we don’t have room for many more students and plan to stay this size for the long term. Why? Because class size matters.

Read the article for yourself here.


About Rev. Brian O'Brien

Priest of the Diocese of Tulsa and President of Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, OK.
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