Developing a strong school culture benefits students, staff and the community, so cultivating a culture of inclusivity is worth the effort.
According to Psychology Today, about one-third of students at any given high school are considered popular. Another half of the student population forms smaller, independent groups that are loyal, caring and supportive of one another. The middle group tends to resent the popular kids while looking down on the lowest tier of the student group. That is the group that tends to be harassed and bullied.