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Top 5 High Schools in Fiction:

Here I have listed my top 5 favorite fictional High Schools.  It’s based on how much I like the show/movie/comic, and how much actually takes place in or around the high school.


[caption id=“attachment_414” align=“alignnone” width=“497” caption=“Without a doubt, #1 on the list is Shermer High School. This was the high school in The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, AND Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. You might question how it could be #1 if Ferris tries so hard not to go, (NINE times), but to be fair, he just can’t stand falling asleep in Ben Stein’s class anymore. You mess with the bull, you get the horns.”][/caption]


[caption id=“attachment_416” align=“alignnone” width=“497” caption=“Ridgemont High - the High School from my favorite movie on my list is rich in school spirit, has a great football team, Mr. Hand and the weirdest looking man ever Mr. Vargas (Vincent Schiavelli). It has its football star (future oscar winner Forest Whitaker), potheads (future oscar winner Sean Penn, Anthony "Mother Goose” Edwards, and Eric Stoltz), scam artist (Damone), nerd (Mark Ratner), girls that go for guys out of high school (Stacy and Linda), and guys who work in fast food (Brad Hamilton, and Nicolas “Cage” Coppola)“][/caption]

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Bayside High School - rarely seen from the outside, or anywhere inside other than the main hallway with their lockers, Mr. Belding’s office, the boy’s locker room, and the classroom that apparently EVERY class is taught in.  I wanted to find a picture of the inside of the school, then I thought, "I don’t think people have seen the intro to this show enough, they’d probably enjoy it one more time”…

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Smallville High School - Where Superman used to study algebra, Shakespeare, and eat bad mashed potatoes.  Plus, I would want to go to school anywhere Kristin Kreuk’s Lana Lang does.

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Eastside High - Lean On Me is a movie that I seem to watch whenever its on TV.  Paterson, NJ’s Eastside High seems to have nothing going for it, but that changes when it gets a principal that fights knife wielding punks, locks the doors from the inside with chains and violates fire code, screams at people through a bullhorn, and as seen in this clip, dares kids to jump from the school rooftop.

Honorable Mention:

Riverdale High School - Archie and Friends

The Harbor School - The OC

John Adams High School - Boy Meets World

Liberty High School - My So Called Life

McKinley High School - Freaks and Geeks and also The Wonder Years (although probably a different school)

Capeside High - Dawson’s Creek

-Steve L.