9 Important High School Back-to-School Essentials

The summer is over, and it's time to go back to school. This can be exciting if you're a student who loves learning new things, but it can also be stressful if you have a lot of work to do. If you're afraid that your school supplies haven't arrived yet or they aren't as organized as they should be, don't worry! Here are some high school back-to-school essentials you need to know:


A backpack should be comfortable, well-made, and durable. Most importantly, it needs to be big enough to hold everything you need for school (and then some). The last thing you want is a bag that's too small or too heavy.

The right-size backpack will have ample room inside for books, binders, and other supplies without stretching the seams past their limit or making your shoulders ache as they carry it around all day long. It should also have some sort of padding at the back. This way, it doesn't dig into your skin while you're wearing it over time. This helps prevent sweat stains from forming on your clothes under the straps as well!


  • Choose a notebook that is comfortable to write in. You should look for one with smooth, unlined paper and wide margins.
  • Choose a notebook that is easy to find in your backpack (or purse). One way to do this is by choosing bright colors such as white or neon green on the outside of your notebooks. This way, they stand out against other items inside your bag (like books)!


Your folder says a lot about you, so it's important to choose one that will set the tone for your school year.

Lots of Pockets: Some folders are just too small for all the stuff you need to carry around with you at school—your pencil sharpener, stapler, tape dispenser (for those emergency situations), and paperclips! However, if your folder has lots of different compartments then this is not an issue!

Pencil Holder: You'll want a place where all those pens and pencils can fit without getting lost or having them roll around in your bag which gets annoying fast! Make sure that they're secure inside so they don't get knocked around when moving between classes or when someone bumps into them at lunchtime.


Pens are definitely part of your high school back-to-school essentials. You need them to take notes, write things down, and grade your homework. Pens are also great for grading tests!

Pens come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so it can be hard to decide on which one you like best. At the end of the day though, it's all about getting that perfect pen for your needs.


Pencils are the most commonly used writing tool in school. They come in a variety of colors, hardness, shapes, and brands.


Highlighters draw attention to important information. You can find them in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. They come in different shades of orange and purple that won't clash with your cheery yellow notebook paper or the black ink on your blue pen. They're also useful for marking important things throughout the year (such as deadlines for projects or tests) in bright green so you don't forget about them when you're working on something else!


Paperclips are a useful tool for keeping papers together. You can use them to bind documents or hold together pieces of paper, like your homework assignments.

Binder Clips – Small and Large

Binder clips are one of the most versatile school supplies. They can be used to:

  • Hold papers together. If you don't have enough hands to hold a stack of papers, binder clips will do the job for you.
  • Hold papers in place, like when you're attaching them to a bulletin board or folder. This can be especially helpful if your thumbtacks aren't doing their job as well as they should!
  • Organize loose sheets into a neat packet for easy access during class time (or whenever). It's much harder for someone else to steal what's inside when it's kept closed by a binder clip!

Hole Punch

hole punch is a tool that makes holes in paper. You can use a hole punch to make a binder, notebook, folder, calendar, or other important documents. A variety of different kinds of hole punches are available on Amazon today—some have adjustable settings for different sized holes and some make multiple holes at once!


We hope this list of high school back-to-school essentials helps you prepare to return to school. Don't forget to add any other items that might be useful – and don't forget to have fun!

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