Schools are often the highest priority for families deciding where to live. School districts must design schools to make them not only appealing, but also safer and more accessible by foot. Elementary schools should be located within a mile of the majority of homes, and the radius for high schools should also be small. Smaller schools provide better atmospheres for students and result in higher achievement. The recent shift towards massive schools with thousands of students should be halted. These are typically too far from neighborhoods to be walkable. Placing schools further away requires parents to drive their children to work, worsening neighborhood traffic flows.