Top 25 Most Requested School Supplies for Back-to-School

Flat lay of MDR School Supply Report with text 'Parents will spend an estimated total of $41.5 billion on 2023 back-to-school supplies'

Fifty million school kids are headed back to school, while families stock up on notebooks, pencils, new clothes, lunchbox snacks, and much, much more. What are the most requested school items across the country? Do any brands reign supreme? Find out with our school supply report.

We Are Teachers and MDR analyzed 72,000 school supply lists between August and September of the 2022 school year. These lists came from more than 54,000 elementary schools across the country for a total of 1.2 million items!

We pulled together school supply insights that reveal trends across schools, creating a backpack full of opportunity for brands and businesses to get in front of eager buyers. Get our 7-page school supply report, chockfull of data, by filling out the form to the right.

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