For many years, James Logan High has been a very diverse school. With it’s number of 4000+ students it can appear to some as a small village. Matter of fact, James Logan High has more students than some small towns has citizens. This being recognized, we must also come to acknowledge that being so different from one another in a cultural sense, Logan provides an open atmosphere for individuality and identity.
I believe that other than the small disputes from time to time, Logan’s mix of races, religions, cultures and ages has a positive affect on the students. Most students at Logan have a mixed group of friends. Although some find comfort in a group that is similar to them, most students have groups of various backgrounds. I believe that this sets Logan apart from other educational facilities, not just because of the diversity, but the acceptance that the majority of the school shares for it.
A helpful attribute to this way of learning is the staff. We have teachers and administrators of the same backgrounds as the students, but also as diverse. We receive constant messages of acceptance and togetherness from our administration, and although it seems like useless parental banter, for the majority, we accept one another for our differences and opinions.
Overall, I am quite pleased with James Logan High’s diverse population because it helps us all to greater understand different aspects of life. We all learn from one another, and I believe that’s an aspect of school that some miss out on.
“Birds don’t care what kind of bird you are. They only want to see if you can fly.” –David Collins