School Supplies Checklist for Middle School and High School

The school year is coming to an end or has already ended. Do you know what that means? It means it will soon be time to prepare for back to school shopping. At the end of the school year schools send home a school supplies checklist. Many middle and high schools require student fees or book rental or deposits. Not to mention dances, sports equipment, yearbook, photos or class outings that may or may not require additional monies. Remember to try and budget for surprise expenses. carries many, if not all, the items on this generic school supplies checklist for middle and high school:

Back to School Supplies Deal Check List
Back to School Deal Check List

Checklist for Middle and High School

Calendar or Planner to keep track of assignments (this may be digital as well)

Colored Pencils



Pencil sharpener


Pens (usually blue or black)


Index cards

Stapler and staples

Paper clips


Whiteboard markers


Sticky notes

Pencil case

Coil-bound Notebooks

Three-ring binders (some lists will specify the size)

Subject dividers

Paper and/or loose-leaf

Report folders


Page protectors

Calculator (for those in the higher grades)


Sketchbook and any other art supplies “Art” class may require

The USB drive or Flash drive (for those in higher grades who will be using computers for projects and assignments)

Computer mouse


Compass set

Gym shoes

Gym clothes


Baseball bat and glove

Hockey gear

Tennis racket

Badminton racket

Locker fee

Combination locks


Lunch money

Student fees

Yearbook fees

Student photos fee As you can see, some lists can be extensive. Be sure to place your child’s school supplies list on your bulletin board or refrigerator as soon as you get it to prevent losing it. In the event you do lose it, check with a friend or your child’s school website, as it is usually available online too. Enjoy the excitement of getting ready for the new school year! Happy back to school shopping!

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