Listen up, students. We're ranking the best fictional school principals of all time. You probably didn't like your middle or high school principal all that much growing up. Maybe you had a few choice words you would have liked to have given them but never said (for obvious reasons). Now’s your chance to finally give your favorite (or least favorite) fictional principal a little karma.
Some of these principals may be stricter than others, like the Ferris Bueller principal, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care. Albus Dumbledore, from the Harry Potter series, is easily one of the most iconic school principals of all time. He's always willing to give out a few more house points at the end of the school year - just as long as you saved the world from the ultimate evil. Seymour Skinner from The Simpsons may be out of the loop, but that doesn’t mean he’s out to ruin Bart and Lisa’s lives. Too bad we can't same the same about Principal Rooney from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Which principal character is your favorite?
Do your homework and vote up the characters who put the "pal" in "principal," so they can reach the top of the list.
Played By: William DanielsGeorge Feeny (William Daniels) is a constant mentor to Cory and his friends. He first appears on the show as their school teacher, principal, and neighbor, and eventually toward the later years,... more
Played By: Harry ShearerPrincipal Seymour Skinner is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, who is voiced by Harry Shearer. He is the principal of Springfield Elementary School, which he... more
Played By: Michael Gambon, Richard HarrisProfessor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As... more
Played By: Dennis Haskins
Played By: Paul GleasonRichard Vernon is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Breakfast Club.... more
Played By: Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Tracy MorganCharles Xavier is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is the founder and leader of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the... more
Principal DuvallMean Girls 2
Played By: Tim MeadowsPrincipal Duvall is a fictional character from the 2011 film Mean Girls 2....
Principal Joe ClarkLean on Me
Played By: Morgan FreemanPrincipal Joe Clark is a fictional character from 1989 film Lean on Me....
Played By: Jeffrey JonesEd Rooney is a fictional character from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.... more
Played By: James TolkanMr. Strickland is a fictional character from parts I and II of the Back to the Future film trilogy.... more
Played By: Eve ArdenPrincipal McGee is a fictional character from the musical Grease and its film adaptation of the same name.... more
Played By: Armin ShimermanPrincipal R. Snyder is a fictional character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by Armin Shimerman. Shimerman originally auditioned for the role of Principal Flutie, but lost... more
Played By: Henry Winkler
Susan SkidmoreA.N.T. Farm
Played By: Mindy SterlingSusan Skidmore is a fictional character from the television series A.N.T. Farm....
Played By: Iqbal ThebaPrincipal Figgins is a fictional character from the TV program Glee.... more
Principal MossKing of the Hill
Played By: Dennis BurkleyPrincipal Moss is a fictional character from the tv series King of the Hill....
Marcia DonnellyThe Wire
Played By: Tootsie Duvall
Played By: Pam FerrisAgatha Trunchbull is a fictional character from the 1996 film Matilda.... more