The day after Labor Day means one thing for many of you: BACK TO SCHOOL! Gone are the lazy days of sleeping in, hanging with friends, and staying out late. But hey, it’s not completely terrible because who doesn’t love a fresh notebook and back-to-school clothes? Right?? Right.
To kick off back to school week, we’ve put together a list of facts all about this time.
- In August 2012, Americans spent $8.5 billion on back-to-school clothes. The only other months where sales were greater than $5 billion: October, November, and December.
- Meanwhile, bookstore sales in Aug. 2012 totaled $2 million.
- There are 56 million students projected to enroll in grades K-12 this fall. This number exceeds the 51.6 million in 1969 when the last of the baby boom children expanded school enrollments.
- In 2011, 52 percent of high school students held part-time positions throughout the year, while 20 percent worked full-time.
- Currently, there is 1 computer for every 4 students in elementary and secondary classrooms across the U.S. That’s a total of 14.2 million computers.
- The crayon ranks #18 on the list of most recognizable scents, according to a study done by Yale University.
- By the time a child turns 10 they have worn down approximately 730 crayons.
- Around 480,000 yellow school buses carry 25 million children to and from school every day.
- The school with the most students is located in Lucknow, India and is the City Montessori School.
- 2.4% of children worldwide have Didaskaleinophobia aka a fear of going to school.
- The average classroom pencil can write about 45,000 words!
Green your art room. GO
Sources: Today's Parent, News OK, Chiff.com