Learn what our elementary school panelists want for the playground and classroom.

Middle School

Our middle-school panelists know what they want to make the grade this year.

High School

See what our high-school panelists want to study with style.


They may be leaving home, but they still want your help getting ready for school.

Morgan, Age 10

"For back to school I want a backpack with stars and colors."

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Tristan, Age 8

"This year I asked my parents to buy the same pencil sharpener as the ones my friends have."

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Hunter, Age 11

"I want a sports jersey because I like to show my spirit for certain teams."

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Amina, Age 13

"I love clothes and dressing up and looking different from everyone else."

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Josh, Age 17

"I want a messenger bag because its better for school, a lot easier to carry around and looks cooler than a regular back pack."

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Karen, Age 17

"I need a tote bag to carry my books. All the girls carry totes!"

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Jessica, Age 18

"I would like a camera so I can start a great new journey in my life with photography."

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David, Age 18

"I'm leaving it to my mom to furnish my dorm but then my best friend and I are going to get posters to make it look cooler."

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Students Speak Their Mind

What do your kids have to say about shopping for Back to School? PayPal spoke to students from around the country to find out!*

"Online is a great way to shop"
80% of college students and 43% of high school students say they will shop online for back to school. Popular items? Clothes, shoes electronics.
"Ask us what we want"
35% of high-school students tell their parents exactly what they need for back-to-school. Another 55% say they jointly decide with their parents.
"Everyone needs clothes"
74% of high-school students call clothing a back-to-school "must-have." The boys like their clothes baggy, while the girls favor a form-fitting look.
"Casual is in for college"
86% of girls and 78% of boys say jeans and a t-shirt are the way to dress.
"Electronics are hot"
50% of college students and 30% of high-school students put electronics at the top of their shopping lists. iPods and laptops are the most popular items.
"Prep for success"
34% of high school students and 26% of college students make sure to have all their shopping done before school starts.

*PayPal hired an outside research company to survey 1500 college students, high school students and parents from June 27th, 2007 to July 10th, 2007.

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