Residential or boarding schools can be traced to the early history of the United States. Initially developed to serve indigenous peoples, the residential school of the 21st century attracts and serves students from diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. This paper uses the population of graduates from a large high school with both residential and commuter students serving specifically students with Native Hawaiian ancestry. Using a sample of both residential and commuting students from the graduating classes of 1993, 1994 and 1995, the study compares outcomes such as high school graduation, college attendance, college graduation, occupational status and overall life happiness to determine the effects of residential status.
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