Entertainment

The Best Current TV Shows About School  

Ranker TV
394 votes 77 voters 14 items

List Rules Only shows currently airing, about school or recurring school themes.

For many, school's the last thing they want to think about. For others, watching TV shows about school brings them back to the golden years—or makes them forget about a tough day. No matter who you are, most of us can appreciate a good show about school, or one in which touches upon the ups and downs of such an important (and formative) part of life. Whether it be high school or college, those years of education present good times, drama, hardships, and much more. For better or worse, TV series about school remind us of the good times, while they might help the kids these days get through the next. 

From shows that focus on the classroom like A.P. Bio or Riverdale, to others that incorporate school issues in various episodes (like Family Guy), plenty of shows take us inside the schoolyard. Even Those Who Can't gives viewers a glimpse into the world of the teacher's lounge... kind of. Regardless, everyone has their favorite school show, so let yours be heard. 

Vote up your favorite shows about school (currently on air), and add any that are missing from the list. 

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Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Jun Fukuyama, Ryôta Ôsaka, Mai Fuchigami
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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Kate Walsh
13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey. Told through a series of flashbacks, the ...more
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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate
The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more
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A.P. Bio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis
A.P. Bio (NBC, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels. A former philosophy professor (Glenn Howerton) takes a job teaching AP ...more
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South Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman
South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more
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Those Who Can't is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, Ben Roy
Those Who Can't (truTV, 2016) is an American cable television series. Three dysfunctional teachers try to beat the system, while struggling to survive each day on their own terms.
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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Premier added Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed
Awkward is an American teen comedy series created by Lauren Iungerich for MTV. The show's central character is Jenna Hamilton, a Palos Verdes, California, teenager who struggles with her ...more
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Rita is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Rita Sara Hjort Ditlevsen
Rita is a 2012 comedy drama tv series.
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Game Shakers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores
Game Shakers (Nickelodeon, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Schneider. Two seventh graders, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), start a ...more
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Mr. D is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Mr. D
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Ackley Bridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
Ackley Bridge
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So Awkward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows About School
So Awkward Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Dall'Aglio, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo
So Awkward (CBBC, 2015) is a sitcom series created by Julie Bower. Three socially awkward 13 year old girls, Lily Hampton (Cleo Demetriou), Jas Salford (Ameerah Falzon-Ojo), and Martha ...more