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5+ Best High School Shows that should be on Your List Right Now

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Even if we already graduated from high school, there is this certain pull that makes us want to go back. Maybe it is because life was easier then: wake up, have some breakfast, get ready, set foot to school, enjoy the day with your friends, and hang out after class. Those are the things that we would like to go back to, but, obviously, we cannot. We have had our time, and while we miss those moments, we can always reminisce and sometimes even get a semblance of our experiences from high school TV dramas.

We have a ton of selections for the best high school shows right now, but it is just proper that we try to narrow the best ones to watch. Here are a few of the greatest high school shows streaming right now.

Riverdale

Riverdale

Genre: Teen drama, Mystery, Crime

Year: 2017 - present

Seasons: 6 (as of 2022); the 7th and final season will premiere in 2023

Characters:

  • KJ APA as Archie Andrews

  • Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper

  • Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge

  • Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones

The American TV series based on the characters of Archie Comics follows the seemingly quiet town of Riverdale, but when a teenager is murdered in town, Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead team together to find out about the mysterious evils that lurk in the town. Their relationships are also put under the spotlight as they try to discover their true feelings for one another, all while trying to navigate high school life and the expectations that come with it.

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

Genre: Comedy drama, Coming of age, Teen drama

Year: 2017 - present

Seasons: 3

Characters:

  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar

  • Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar

  • Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida

  • Jaren Lewison as Benjamin 'Ben' Gross,

  • Richa Moorjani as Kamala Nandiwadal

  • John McEnroe as himself

  • Ramona Young as Eleanor Wong

  • Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola Torres

The show centers on Devi Vishwakumar, a 15-year-old Indian-American girl from Los Angeles. In her young age, she suddenly lost her father, Mohan. The traumatic event caused her to lose sensation in her legs. The trauma was psychological and she was not able to walk for 3 months. But one miraculous day, she was able to recover and stand on her legs all just to see her crush, Paxton Hall-Yoshida.

She tries to change her high school life, all while trying to juggle all the feelings of grief and confusion in her identity and school life. Devi also struggles with her relationship with her mother, Nalini. On top of that, she cheated on Paxton and Ben with each other. The show follows Devi as she navigates life and the mess that comes with it.

Julie and the Phantoms

Julie and the Phantoms

Genre: Musical, Comedy drama

Year: 2020

Seasons: 1

Characters:

  • Madison Reyes as Julie Molina

  • Charlie Gillespie as Luke

  • Owen Patrick Joyner as Alex

  • Jeremy Shada as Reggie

  • Jadah Marie as Flynn

  • Sacha Carlson as Nick

  • Savannah May as Carrie

The year is 1995 and the up-and-coming band Sunset Curve, consisting of Luke, Alex, and Reggie, is set to perform at the Orpheum in Los Angeles when they all suddenly die because of food poisoning from eating “street dogs”.

Fast forward 25 years in the future, Julie Molina gets kicked out of her school’s music program. She is still dealing with her mother’s death so she really is not in her best. While cleaning her mother’s old studio, she plays a Sunset Curve CD and accidentally summons the three band members’ ghosts. At first she was very reluctant to let them in her life but eventually gives in as they start to rediscover their love for music by forming Julie and the Phantoms.

Watch as Julie tries to rekindle her love for music while trying to sort her feelings for her long-time crush Nick, and her newly found partner, Luke. Julie also does her best to stay with her best friend Flynn, while ironing out her relationship with her frenemy, Carrie.

Sex Education

Sex Education

Genre: Comedy drama, Sex comedy, Teen drama

Year: 2019 - present

Seasons: 3 (or 3 series)

Characters:

  • Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn

  • Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn (née Franklin)

  • Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong

  • Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley

  • Connor Swindells as Adam Groff

  • Kedar Williams-Stirling as Jackson Marchetti

  • Alistair Petrie as Michael Groff

  • Mimi Keene as Ruby Matthews

  • Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs

  • Chaneil Kular as Anwar Bakshi

  • Simone Ashley as Olivia Hanan

The British comedy-drama follows the lives of students, parents, and staff of the fictional Moordale Secondary School. They focus on different personal issues but most, if not all, are related to sexual intimacy.

Otis is the main character being followed in the series as he has mixed feelings about sex, mainly because his mother is a sex therapist who frequentyl has sexual affairs but cannot fully commit to romantic relationships.

Otis, along with his new friend Maeve, establishes a sex therapy clinic to allleviate the stress and sexual problems of the students of Moordale, but Otis soon realizes that he is catching feelings for Maeve.

Elite

Elite
  • Genre: Thriller, Teen drama
  • Year: 2018 - present
  • Seasons: 5
  • Characters:

  • María Pedraza as Marina Nunier Osuna

  • Itzan Escamilla as Samuel 'Samu' García Domínguez

  • Miguel Bernardeau as Guzmán Nunier Osuna

  • Miguel Herrán as Christian Varela Expósito

  • Jaime Lorente as Fernando 'Nano' García Domínguez

  • Álvaro Rico as Leopoldo 'Polo' Benavent Villada

  • Arón Piper as Ander Muñoz

  • Mina El Hammani as Nadia Shanaa

  • Ester Expósito as Carla Rosón Caleruega

  • Omar Ayuso as Omar Shanaa

  • Danna Paola as Lucrecia 'Lu' Montesinos Hendrich

Elite is a Spanish thriller teen drama that is set in the fictional Las Encinas, an elite secondary school. The story revolves around the lives of teenagers and their relationships. In the school, there is a hierarchy of students and the story begins as three working-class teenagers navigate their life amongst a sea of wealthy classmates.

The three students are in Las Encinas following the collapse of their old school building. The company who is at fault for the collapse sent them to Las Encinas on scholarships. They were first ridiculed by the wealthy students but eventually found their way as they navigate their lives through their clashing lifestyles, resentment, and sometimes even sexual tension.

Victorious

Victorious

Genre: Teen sitcom

Year: 2010 - 2013

Seasons: 4

Characters:

  • Victoria Justice as Tori Vega

  • Leon Thomas III as Andre Harris

  • Matt Bennett as Robbie Shapiro

  • Elizabeth Gillies as Jade West

  • Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine

  • Avan Jogia as Beck Oliver

  • Daniella Monet as Trina Vega

Victorious is an American teen sitcom that takes us along the lives of Hollywood Arts High School.

After Trina Vega was not able to perform in the school’s big showcase because of a swollen tongue, her sister, Tori Vega, steps in and performs the song to save the other students who are also part of the performance. The school principal notices Tori’s talent and invites her to be part of the school.

In her journey to becoming a full-fledged Hollywood Arts High School student, Tori meets Jade, Beck, Cat, Robbie, and Andre and they become one heck of a friend group.

So that is it! These are just some of the most entertaining high school shows out there right now. Were you able to choose which one you will watch first? Let us know.

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