Back to School Supplies List for Middle School or High School (Free Printable)
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Getting ready for back to school can be a hectic time for both parents and students. Everyone is running around with their school supply lists. Kid are thinking about their first day of school. To help make the process a little easier, we’ve compiled a back to school supplies list that is typically required by most schools.

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Back to School Supplies List NOW Versus Two Years Ago

Things were a lot different two years ago. The items like masks and hand sanitizer where the first to be sold. My back to school list today is a lot different than the list two years ago. This one has many items that are missing on this list because of school rules and regulations

Back to School Essentials

Different school districts and different grade levels have different school supplies’ lists. However, even though there is a specific supply list, there are always general items everyone needs. Whether you are virtual learning, homeschooling, or getting ready for the first week of school, a lot of the school supplies remain the same.

The school shopping list may be for elementary school students, high school students, middle schoolers, and college kids list.

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Back to School Supplies for Class Room

Here is my most suggested supply list. This is mostly for Middle School and High School.

Use this printable below for a checklist

Labels for Clothing, Lunch Boxes, and Backpacks

Don’t forget your labels! There’s nothing worse that kids losing their sweatshirts at school and not being able to find them.

School Uniforms and Attire

Some schools require uniforms. My boys go to a charter school and have a set uniform, which is great because I don’t have to worry about dressing them.

Uniform Shop at Old Navy

You can buy uniforms online at the Old Navy. I recommend doing it sooner than later as sizes can run out and they have onlilne exclusives.

Tops, Pants and Skirts at Old Navy

There is a really good selection of tops, pants and skirts for school at Old Navy.

French Toast

French toast is also a popular uniform brand for kids for back to school.

Lunch Boxes for Back to School

Minimal Bento Boxes

Natural Fiber Bento Box

bento box with fruit and wraps for back to school supplies list
Natural Fiber Bento Box

The natural fiber bento box by Minimal is are made from discarded rice husks.

Although the husks are typically burned following the harvest, recycling them for bento boxes reduces millions of tons of carbon pollution.

Because they’re made entirely of plant-based biodegradable materials, they’re environmentally responsible, naturally compostable, sustainable and chip and crack resistant! Microwave and dishwasher safe as well!

All of them include a tiny container (for sauce or salad dressing, etc.), fork and spoon sets, and two detachable separators.

Minimal Food Jar

This stainless steel insulated food jar has a wide mouth makes filling and cleaning the jar super easy.

The BPA-free containers are ergonomically designed with a lid that doubles as a large soup bowl and double stainless steel wall construction, adding to their durability.

blue insulated food jar for back to school supplies list
Minimal Food Jar

You can make a premium, all-in-one kit for easy dishes on the go by attaching a silicone handle and foldable, full-size spoon.



Backpacks are a necessity for school but they can get expensive! Walmart has great backpacks.

The Coofit Kids Backpack is great because it’s Splash-proof and has a large capacity with lots of compartments.

Water Bottles

YETI Rambler Jr. 12 oz Kids Bottle, with Straw Cap

The YETI kids’ water bottle need to be able to keep up. Rambler Jr. is a tiny-and-mighty childrens’ bottle over-engineered for your little rowdy ones.

Contigo Kids Water Bottle with Redesigned AUTOSPOUT Straw

contigo bottles for back to school

Contigo Kids Water Bottle with Redesigned AUTOSPOUT Straw has a snap on lid that iis meant to eliminate gaps and curves where germs and dirt might accumulate. Even when the spout is opened, the pop-up straw has a spill-proof valve that prevents spills.

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