First, they can keep students more focused on their learning, and less distracted by students around them, and their clothes. According to ProCon.org, a 2010 University of Houston study found that elementary school girls’ language test scores increased by three percent after uniforms became a requirement (ProCon, 2017, http://school-uniforms.procon.org). This makes students more focused on their education because test scores can be improved by focusing, when being distracted can bring down an important grade, or any grade at all. Students may not become distracted easily, or some may not become distracted, but many kids can become distracted more easily than a few others.
Also, schools uniforms can reduce peer pressure and bullying. You can prevent bullying from happening, but kids can still bully on their own. Most related, it is because of something somebody's wearing, wether it's a certain color, cheap, fancy, childish, or any other status of a piece of clothing. According to a survey taken by the NAESP and Lands’ End in 2013, eighty six percent of school principals thought that it makes a positive impact on peer pressure, while sixty seven percent thought it helped to prevent bullying (ProCon, 2017, school-uniforms.procon.org). This reduces peer pressure and bullying because once the school decided for their students to wear uniforms, the statistics showed the views of the school principals growing in positive ways.
School uniforms could also improve attendance and discipline. There was another test by the University of Houston showed that absence averages for both middle and high school students decreased by about seven percent (ProCon, 2017, http://school-uniforms.procon.org). This shows the improved attendance in particular because of the decrease in absence averages. This shows discipline because of the less distraction, again mentioned. Students can be