May 04, 2007
A school uniform survey of National School Board Association members shows 34 percent more schools using uniforms than during the prior year.
The greatest benefits of school uniforms cited by survey participants were a reduction of peer pressure, prevention of gang violence, reduction of disciplinary issues, enhancement of school image, and a positive effect in the classroom.
This year marks the twelfth year of school uniforms in the Long Beach Unified School District, which was the first public school district in the nation to implement uniforms in grades K-8. Two local high schools – Wilson Classical High School and Millikan High School – also now implement uniforms.