Be Prepared When School Begins

At the high school level, teachers do not issue supply lists by school grades. Individual teachers list their course-specific supply expectations in their syllabi, which they distribute the first day or week of the school year. Many teachers request a course fee and may buy some of these supplies with that fee.

In general, however, students should have the following supplies every day:

  • Pen or Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Notebook or folder for each class

Other supplies and equipment that may be helpful:

  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Post It notes
  • Index cards
  • Paper clips
  • Correction tape or fluid
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Graphing calculator

The annual Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday weekend is a great time to shop for school and art supplies, clothing, and even computers.