Housing Studies - Cooperative Strategies, LLC

Housing Studies

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New Construction Doesn’t Always Equal More Enrollments

We’ll help you understand clearly where enrollment growth will come from and when you can expect enrollment changes to occur.

Creating a Synergistic Relationship Between Housing and Enrollment

We keep on person in mind—the end user. We deliver district-level summaries and a high-level view of the district’s most pressing priorities. This gives your stakeholders the metrics required to make an informed decision on which schools are most in need.

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Housing Study aka Student Potential Analysis

Housing studies aka student potential analysis will calculate historical student yield by housing type.

Housing studies will help you discover which new homes will produce students that are already registered in the district – as well as new students from new housing to help plan facilities accordingly.

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The Synergy Between Enrollment Studies and Housing Studies

Student potential analysis studies are most useful when used in conjunction with enrollment projections to plan or upgrade new facilities and boundary changes based on potential growth from planned or active subdivisions, as well as vacant developable land.

What’s the impact of new housing construction on your enrollment?
We can help you figure it out.

Different Ways We Can Help

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Yield Data Collection

First, we calculate historical student yield by the following factors, based on data availability:

  • Housing type
  • Age
  • Price Point

Projection Calculations

After calculating yield factors, we multiply them by the number of projected new housing units per year. This provides an estimate of the number of potential students from new housing.

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We then analyze the pattern of yield change over time to incorporate observed fluctuations in housing yields due to factors such as housing turnover.

This provides a district-wide estimate of students based on historical and anticipated rates of housing development, including vacant developable land, approximately 10-100 years into the future.


How Findings are Used

To forecast and estimate budgeting, adjust staffing, master planning, boundary study preparation, technology, capacity studies, and utilization studies.

Subdivision Yield Analysis

A subdivision yield analysis studies and calculates historical student yield by housing type. A subdivision yield analysis is useful when used in conjunction with an enrollment projection to plan new facilities or boundary changes based on potential growth from planned or active subdivisions.

We determine subdivision yields by analyzing the housing data for the areas that make up a school district. By comparing housing types, locations, and volume to where students live. we can establish yield factors for all geographies of a school district. For example, if student enrollment in an area totals 100 and there are 200 housing units in that same area, the student yield would be 0.5 students per housing unit.

Once yield factors are established, we estimate the number of new students per year by multiplying the yield factor by the number of projected new housing units.


Facility Master Plan

If you need a capacity assessment as part of a greater master plan or capital plan you may also be interested in some of our other services

  • Enrollment and Demographics Studies
  • Facility Condition Assessments
  • Educational Adequacy Assessments
  • Capacity Assessments
  • Community Engagement
  • Funding Services
  • Project Management
  • Owner’s Representation

Navigating Your Education and Facilities Planning Journey is No Easy Task.

Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone!

From initial assessment and planning, to project funding, to full program management – we’ll help you create a unified strategy to stay on track, and we’ll be with you every step along the way.


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