By Luz Moran
Many schools have something that they are known for so what makes ours unique? “Some benefits are that teachers pay attention and don’t make you feel like an outsider,” said by Liliana Jimenez, a freshman. In a smaller school, your teachers are more likely to help you out and remember you as a student.
On average our school has 125 students per grade which means the classes are smaller and teachers have more time to help you. At our school, we also have many groups and activities involved with the supporting new students, such as Link Crew. Link Crew focuses mainly on welcoming freshman to be a familiar faces because they know coming to a new environment can be scary.
What makes many students want to go to a bigger school? “In bigger schools, they have more sports and clubs for students to join” said by Jannet Alonso. Yes, it’s true in a bigger school you have more of a diversity of sports and clubs. This can allow the students to have more of an option and get to know more people, which every person like to interact with others. Some say they like a bigger school because they get a better high school experience.
Both small schools and bigger schools share some similar concepts. There may be some benefits to both small and big schools but there are some disadvantages to either one. “It is scary because it is so big it is overwhelming to know multiple people” this was said by Liliana Jimenez. A bigger school allows you to know more people and knowing more people can allow more drama for a person. In smaller schools sometimes mean fewer students and it is most likely that everyone knows one another. Many of the students don't like the fact that there are fewer options for certain things.
Out of five, there were four people who choose to be in a smaller school than a bigger school. “I like small schools because teachers can focus on the there students more. Us as students we are more comfortable because it is a small class where we can ask for help and know every student” said by Jannet Alonso. The students that chose to be in a smaller school all said the same thing and had similar answers. “I don't want to change anything about this school I like the way it is” this was said by Liliana Jimenez.
In the end, it is personal preference and you would make the choice to what school you want to attend to. Both big and small schools have disadvantages and advantages that can affect the choices the students make. Our school is known focusing on our academics and pathways including engineering as well as design. This is why most students tend to pick a smaller school than a bigger school.
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