How much some local school supply lists cost

School supplies can be expensive, and often teachers will dig into their own pockets to help take the burden off students and parents.

Teachers pay an average of $448 out of their own pocket for school supplies, according to a survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association.

ABC11 looked into the school supply lists for kindergarten classes in three schools across our viewing area to give you an idea of what it costs to supply one child for one year.

ABC11 found the following school supply lists online then looked for the best deals we could find for the items requested on the lists. Here's what we found.


Alston Ridge Elementary School - Wake County



2 Boxes of pencils . . . $1.99 for one 12 pack of pencils x 2 = $3.98

20 Glue Sticks . . . for a pack of 24 glue sticks - $6.99

2 Boxes of tissue . . . $2.39 for one box X 2 = $4.78

3 Boxes of Crayola Crayons . . . $2.74 for 1 pack of 24crayons x 3 = $8.22

1 Box of Multicultural Crayons (Chubby Crayons) . . . $6.27

3 Primary Journals . . . $2.97 for 1 journal x 3 = $5.94

2 Pink erasers . . . for a pack of 3 (which is less than two packs of one) - $1.46

1 Box of Crayola Markers . . . $4.50

1 Container of disinfecting wipes (for surfaces, not hands) . . . $4.17

1 Pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers . . . $3.21

1 Antibacterial hand sanitizer . . . $5.25

1 Roll of Green Frog Tape . . . $5.59

1 Change of clothes . . . (We assume you'll send your child with a change of clothes they already have) $0.00

$4 for Raz-Kids . . .$4.00

Boys:

1 Package of White Cardstock . . . $6.09

1 Box of Snack Ziplock bags . . . $8.64

Girls:

1 Package of Neon or Pastel Cardstock . . . $9.49

1 Box of 2.5 Gallon Ziplock bags . . . $9.71

Total for boys without shipping or tax = $85.78

Total for girls without shipping or tax = $90.25

View Alston Ridge Elementary School's Supply list here.


Pearsontown Magnet Elementary - Durham County



1 Book bag (no wheels) . . . for the "Amazon Basics" backpack - $16.32

1 Change of clothes . . . (We assume you'll send your child with a change of clothes they already have) $0.00

12 Glue sticks . . . for a pack of 12 -> $3.99

2 Boxes of crayons . . . $2.74 for 1 pack of 24crayons x 2 = $5.48

A box of yellow #2 pencils (24 pencils) . . . $4.47

3 Boxes of Kleenex . . . for a pack of three - $6.76

2 Bottles of hand sanitizer (12 oz.) . . . for a pack of 2 - $12.81

3 Large containers of Clorox/Lysol wipes . . . for a pack of 3 - $9.47

2 Packs of card stock (1 white and 1 multi-colored) . . . $6.09 for white cardstock + $9.49 for multi-colored cardstock = $15.58

2 Folders (with prongs) . . . for a pack of 2 - $5.04

1 Pair of scissors . . . $3.49

2 Packs of multi-colored construction paper . . . $4.47 x 2 =$8.94

1 Pack of dry erase markers . . . $4.50

2 Spiral notebooks . . . $1.48 for 1 notebook x 2 = $2.98

1 Box of markers . . . $4.50

1 Box of colored pencils . . . $5.18

1 Clipboard . . .$4.95

1 Box gallon sized Ziploc bags . . . $4.99

1 Half inch binder with clear insert pocket on front and pockets inside . . . $3.59

Total without shipping or tax = $123.37

The Pearsontown Elementary school list also notes that individual teachers will have their own requests for supplies. You can view the school's list here.


Eastover-Central Elementary School - Cumberland County



Book bag (no rolling backpacks please) . . . for the "Amazon Basics" backpack - $16.32

1 Pack of white printer paper . . . $3.50

2 Containers of Clorox wipes . . . for a pack of 2 - $9.49

2 Folders without brads (1 blue/1 yellow) (paper folders are fine) . . . $1.50 for 1 x 2 = $3.00

2 Boxes of Kleenex . . . $6.37

1 Bottle of hand sanitizer . . . $5.25

1 Bottle of antibacterial soap . . . $1.49

2 Boxes of Crayola 24-count crayons . . . $2.74 for 1 pack of 24crayons x 2 = $5.48

8 Jumbo pencils with erasers . . . for a pack of 8 - $3.49

1 Zipper pencil pouch with holes for notebook . . . $1.99

8 Elmer's glue sticks . . . for a pack of 8 - $8.99

$12 for class t-shirt (will be ordered the first week of school) . . . $12.00

Total without shipping or tax = $80.87

The school also included an optional wish list that you can find on their school supply list here, and notes that teachers will have individual supply lists as well.

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