If you’ve got kids of all different ages, you’ve likely read a few of our other back to school top 10 shopping lists. If not, not to worry. This list will be just as jam-packed with great products as the others (hey, it’s what I’m good at!).
Whether your kid is just entering high school or is going for their last year, having the right supplies is an important factor to their success. As subjects begin to get harder, the demand for certain materials begins to rise.
Not to worry, though. At Top-10-Store, we’ve got you covered. From school supplies to clothes, in this list you’ll find our top 10 picks for both boys and girls. The best part? Every product featured on this list can be purchased from Amazon, saving you the need to leave your chair. Find success this year just a few stress-free clicks away.
Updated: July 31th, 2017
1. iScholar Gross Pack HB #2 Pencils, 144 Pac
2. Oakley Kitchen Sink Backpack
3. Herschel Supply Co. Town Womens Backpack, Black
4. Avery Big Tab Insertable Plastic Dividers – 5 Tabs, 3 Pack
5. Five Star Spiral Notebook, 3 Pack
6. Georgia-Pacific Standard Multipurpose Printer Paper, 3 Packs
7. 8GB Memory Swivel Flash Drive, 5 Pack
8. Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 10 Packs of 100
9. Crayola Core Pack for Back to School
10. Texas Instruments TI-84+
Our Top 10 Items That Should be on Your Grade 9-12 Shopping List
We’ve featured this item before, and we’re going to continue featuring it over and over again. Why? Because this value pack of pencils can’t be beat!
You might ask yourself; “Why would I need a pack of 144 pencils?” But the answer is simple. Because kids are fantastic at losing things. Some are great at sports, others excel in school. However the one thing all kids have in common is a knack for misplacing, damaging, or outright destroying stuff.
By purchasing this pack of 144 pencils, the next time your teen tries to tell you that they “can’t” do their homework because they don’t have a pencil, you’re more than prepared. But in all seriousness, this pack of pencils is a great buy, and should best the first on your list, as it is ours.
As a reminder, these pencils are #2 lead- ideal for multiple choice tests that use automated marking systems.
As we’re sure you’ve already noticed, the older they get, the more school work they receive. By high school, your teens old bag is likely too small to fit all their supplies.
This bag by Oakley will solve just that. Made out of 100% Nylon, this backpack will be more than big enough to fit all of their things. With a 17’’ laptop sleeve, you can rest assured that your teens electronics will stay safe and protected, ultimately extending their lifespan.
Outfitted with a compression-molded back panel and adjustable shoulder straps, a heavy bag will no longer hurt your child’s back. Although the item is listed as Mens, we are confident that girls will love this product as well!
We understand that brand names are important amongst teens. With this bag, your daughter can look stylish, while still having a functional backpack for school.
Made by Herschel Supply Co., this clean, black backpack is likely exactly what your daughter is looking for. With a polyester lining, this durable backpack can handle anything you throw its way. Complete with a front pocket, your daughter will have adequate storage for all of her school supplies. Fashion and functionality never went together so good.
If she’s looking for something more traditionally feminine, check out this wine-colored bag (also from Herschel). Same bag, different color (also $12 less expensive!).
One binder is no longer enough for each subject. Now-a-days, each subject is divided into separate units. Each unit is a separate chapter…. ugh!
We’ve included these dividers on our list to help your child better organize their notes. With 5 tabs per pack, each unit can be neatly divided for easy readability and access to notes. Manufactured in assorted colors, organization has never been easier. Simply mark each color a different unit and be on your way.
But it doesn’t stop there. Each tab is complete with a blank template to allow for easy customization of tabs to take organization even further. Crafted out of translucent plastic, these tabs are durable enough to last subject after subject.
It’s just not possible for students to retain every piece of information taught by the teacher during class. That’s why note taking was implemented, and sometimes mandatory. Nobody wants to do it, but we can’t deny how important it is.
Notes can be taken on your device, or written by hand. If your teen is like us, they’ll learn better by hand-writing their notes (in fact, it’s scientifically proven). That’s why we’ve included this 3 pack of notebooks on this top 10 list.
Each notebook is durable and water resistant, protecting your notes from accidental spills, backpack damage, and disastrous disarray. Each sheet is neatly perforated for easy tear out, removing the limitations of how your teen can organize their work.
Don’t forget: Mead has a reputation for making things tough. In the hectic high-school hallways, toughness counts.
Paper has never been so important – especially printer paper. Hand-writing assignments and essays is no longer acceptable at this age, especially with today’s technology. Everyone’s using a laptop, tablet, or computer… and that means that printed projects are no longer written, they’re printed (get it?).
By purchasing this 3 pack of printer paper, you dramatically reduce the chances of running out in a critical situation. Is it worth having to explain to your teacher why you were unable to print off your essay on time, or would you prefer to have a large supply of paper?
We’d pick option number two, and we know that you would as well. Each pack of paper comes with 500 sheets, leaving you with enough to last you the school year!
Powerpoints, assignments, essays, homework; the need for a flash drive has never been more prominent.
Sold in a pack of 5 with assorted colors, these flash drives make a great addition to any back to school shopping list. With a maximum storage capacity of 8GB, an entire year’s worth of assignments can be stored at once!
For your convenience, these flash drives do not require the installation of any software. That means you can plug and use anywhere you like! Complete with a metal clip, these flash drives can easily be added to any keychain, lanyard, or string to help prevent them from being misplaced!
These flash drives are ideal for backing up important assignments or transferring files from one device to another, and their low price point means that it isn’t a big deal if one accidentally goes missing.
If we know one thing for certain, it’s that your teen will be required to make a speech or two whilst in high school.
Oxford brings to you 10 packs of 100 cue cards to help you prepare for such an occasion. Conveniently sized to fit into any pocket, your teen will be ready to rock and speech they may need to make. Now we know what you’re thinking: “Why do I need 1,000 cue cards for a few speeches?” Because cue cards are good for much more than just speeches.
Some teens learn best through repetition. In other words, you may see an increase in your child’s grades just by switching study methods! Try incorporating cue cards into your teens studying to help drill in tricky terminology and definitions.
Whether you’ve raised an artist, or your teen is just trying to fill a credit, it doesn’t hurt to have a set of coloring utensils handy.
Crayola put together a value pack for any aspiring artist. Unleash their artistic side with this pack of crayons, colored pencils, and washable markers. With a complete rainbow of colors, the possibility for creation is endless!
Although this product is advertised for kids in grades K to 2, we believe that there’s no age limit to creativity. Who knows, maybe your teen will discover a new talent they never knew they had- many aspiring artists hit their stride in high school, after all.
The TI-84+ is the gold-standard for high-school calculating. In fact, many school districts in America and Canada require the use of a TI-84.
The “grown-up” version of the TI-83 (the former gold standard), the TI-84 is an incredibly complex – and capable – graphing calculator that can handle everything from basic calculations to modeling conical equations, linear relationships, and even play Pokemon (seriously).
While overkill for kids that aren’t in high-school, the TI-84 is the calculator to have as soon as abstract algebra hits the curriculum.