At Manchester Central High School, the diversity of the student body is obvious to anyone who walks into the cafeteria. The athletes have their table, as do the Goths, the cheerleaders, the over-achievers, the Arabs, the Hispanics and the Somalis. Finding your group and sticking with it is part of teenage life.
But there is a hope, heard mostly from adults, that in the middle of this diversity, students would be willing to cross those dividing lines.
Culture Lessons, our series on Manchester Central, continues with a report from producer John Rudolph. He offers this look at at how students and Central's principal reflect on the make-up of their school.