Highschool Lockers! Do Students Really Need them?

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Remember back in high school, when at the start of each school year, you and I were assigned a student locker to store our belongings. It was fun to have my own locker as well as my own secrets which I hid from fellow students and teachers.

I agree that high school lockers are a necessity. These private containers are the solution to disorganization, stress, and discomfort during school days.


A locker helps students stay organized. Books and supplies can be organized by subjects or classes. When one class is over, it is easier to go to the locker and exchanged books for the next class instead of carrying all books in one backpack.

Carrying too many books can result in misplacement or loss. Many students leave their books behind after attending a class. Some never find their books again.


Books are heavy and awkward. Carrying multiple books from class to class can be stressful. Tired arms and shoulders can result in loss of focus. Studies show that students who carry around multiple books in their backpacks often experience back problems.

Loss of Supplies

It is extremely likely to lose supplies when you are trying to carry multiple items from one classroom to another. Students lose books, tablets, writing papers, cell phones, and much more. Hundreds of dollars in materials are loss in a matter of a week.

A High School Locker Should be Used Wisely

Keeping your belongings safe and secure is what makes the high school locker necessary. Parents can waste hundreds of dollars on student supplies each year. Therefore, they should remind their high school son or daughter to keep their lockers neat and organized so that retrievability can be easy.

Nothing should be in a locker that is not relevant to studying and learning. The most common school supplies and materials for any student include:

  • Backpack
  • Binder
  • Brush
  • Homework
  • Lunch
  • Small instruments (large instruments should be stored in music room or class)
  • Magnets
  • Markers
  • Mirror (for girls or boys)
  • Notebooks
  • Pen holders
  • Pens
  • Pictures
  • Classroom projects
  • Shoes
  • Textbooks
  • Chromebooks or laptops
  • Uniforms
  • Cellphones

The pleasure of going to high school cannot be replaced. It is a time when our lives were basically carefree. Some of us kept our lockers neat and clean while others kept them full of junk and clutter. Nevertheless, high school lockers are essential for organization and smooth learning.