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New Principal Tries To Change Perceptions Of O.D. Wyatt High

American Graduate: Race, Poverty And The Changing Face Of Schools 10

O.D. Wyatt – and the Fort Worth neighborhood around it – looks a lot different now than when the school opened in 1968. Back then, the student population was mostly white. Today, it’s more than 50 percent Hispanic, and there’s a growing refugee population. Academically, the school has struggled. A new principal is trying to change students’ perceptions of Wyatt. Welcome Changes Ninth grader…