Diversity at JOHS

Updated: May 23, 2019

During the school year, John Overton High School is teeming with about two thousand impressive young people. They are gregarious, social, energetic, talkative, and quite diverse.


This diversity is a very good thing because, according to research at UCLA, diversity in the classroom enhances students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. That is a WIN WIN WIN!


Our multiplicity includes fifty countries and forty-two languages represented at JOHS. However, the languages most commonly spoken at JOHS are English, Spanish, Kurdish, Arabic, and Somali.


Do you know what this means? It means that our JOHS educators and stakeholders have the challenge and the opportunity to equip students with the skills necessary to participate not only in the global workforce but also in the world that awaits them in the future.




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