30 funny back-to-school jokes

Summer vacation will soon be over, and that’s no laughing matter. But you can go back to the classroom with a smile on your face, thanks to these funny jokes about school sent in by Boys’ Life readers. Do you know a funny joke? Click here to send it to us.

Luke comes home from his first day of school, and his mother asks, “What did you learn today?”

“Not enough,” Luke replies. “They said I have to go back tomorrow.”

Submitted by Luke C., Somers, N.Y.

Nate: Why was school easier for cave people?
Kate: Why?
Nate: Because there was no history to study!

Submitted by Nathaniel R., Glendale, Wis.

A book never written: “The Best Subject in School” by Jim Class.

Submitted by Ian B., Howell, N.J.

David: Why did the broom get a poor grade in school?
Dan: I don’t know. Why?
David: Because it was always sweeping during class!

Submitted by David L., Hicksville, N.Y.

Luke: Why did the M&M go to school?
Stan: I’m stumped.
Luke: Because he really wanted to be a Smartie!

Submitted by Luke C., Somers, N.Y.

Chad: Why do magicians do so well in school?
Josh: I don’t know. Why?
Chad: They’re good at trick questions.

Submitted by Chad N., Firestone, Colo.

Jacob: Why was the teacher wearing sunglasses to school?
Leonard: Why?
Jacob: She had bright students!

Submitted by Jacob B., South Bend, Ind.

A book never written: “High School Math” by Cal Q. Luss.

Submitted by Josh A., Los Angeles, Calif.

A book never written: “When Does School Start?” by Wendy Belrings.

Submitted by Alex M., Ashland, Mass.

Joe: What’s the king of all school supplies?
Moe: I don’t know. What?
Joe: The ruler.

Submitted by Connor B., Metairie, La.

Tom Swiftie: “We have too many quizzes in school!” Tom said testily.

Submitted by Brian C., Snohomish, Wash.

Teacher: Class, we will have only half a day of school this morning.
Class: Hooray!
Teacher: We will have the other half this afternoon.

Submitted by Kyle S., Chesapeake, Va.

Stevie: Hey, Mom, I got a hundred in school today!
Mom: That’s great. What in?
Stevie: A 40 in Reading and a 60 in Spelling.

Submitted by Zachary D. G., Rutherford, N.J.

Hunter: What has given Mr. Bubbles nightmares since elementary school?
Josh: Beats me.
Hunter: Pop quizzes!

Submitted by Sean G., Kailua, Hawaii

What kind of school do you go to if you’re…
…an ice cream man? Sundae school.
…a giant? High school.
…a surfer? Boarding school.
…King Arthur? Knight school.

Submitted by Ryan K., North Platte, Neb.

Mom: What did you do at school today?
Mark: We did a guessing game.
Mom: But I thought you were having a math exam.
Mark: That’s right!

Submitted by Adam P., Wichita, Kan.

Teacher: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
Donald: H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O.
Teacher: What are you talking about?
Donald: Yesterday you said it was H to O.

Submitted by Caleb R., Jackson, Mich.

Teacher: Daniel, I’ve had to send you to the principal every day this week. What do you have to say for yourself?
Daniel: I’m glad it’s Friday!

Submitted by Martin R., Belmont, Mass.

Phil: What makes a Cyclops such an effective teacher?
Cheryl: I don’t know.
Phil: He has only one pupil.

Submitted by Colin C., Kansas City, Mo.

Teacher: Where are the Great Plains located?
Tommy: At the great airports!

Submitted by Nicholas G., South Range, Wis.

Teacher: If you had 13 apples, 12 grapes, 3 pineapples and 3 strawberries, what would you have?
Billy: A delicious fruit salad.

Submitted by Harry B., Longmeadow, Mass.

Math teacher: A man from Los Angeles drove toward New York at 250 miles per hour and a man from New York drove toward Los Angeles at 150 m.p.h. Where did they meet?
Johnny: In jail!

Submitted by Glenn J., Santa Ana, Calif.

Teacher: Tommy, can you tell us where the Declaration of Independence was signed?
Tommy: Yes, ma’am. At the bottom.

Submitted by Luke M., Morganton, N.C.

Jordan: My teacher says I have to write more clearly.
Mom: That’s a good idea, Jordan.
Jordan: No, it’s not. Then she’ll know I can’t spell.

Submitted by Jordan R., Nashville, Tenn.

Peter: What’s the difference between a teacher and a train?
Ted: What?
Peter: A teacher says, “Spit out that gum!” and a train says, “Chew! Chew!”

Submitted by Ted S., Lisle, Ill.

Teacher: Can anyone give me a sentence with a direct object?
Student: You are pretty.
Teacher: What’s the direct object?
Student: A good report card.

Submitted by Samuel E., Coweta, Okla.

Teacher: Why can’t you work in an orange juice factory?
Student: I don’t know. Why?
Teacher: Because you can’t concentrate!

Submitted by Caleb S., Mount Vernon, Mo.

Johnny: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do?
Teacher: Of course not.
Johnny: Good, because I didn’t do my homework.

Submitted by Alex D., Chevy Chase, Md.

John: Knock, knock.
Justin: Who’s there?
John: Gladys.
Justin: Gladys, who?
John: Gladys the weekend—no homework!

Submitted by John S., Farmington, Ga.

Teacher: Why did you eat your homework, Joe?
Joe: Because I don’t have a dog.

Submitted by Austin C., Bowie, Md.


Comments about “30 funny back-to-school jokes”

  1. WonkierOsprey4 says:

    These are good! I’ll be sure to use them this coming school year!

  2. :) says:

    Love this! had a good laugh over this

  3. w1a2d3e4 says:

    I am going to make my dad do the half one

  4. JOOOOO says:


  5. lego man says:

    funny very funny

  6. MBOGA says:

    Those are funny jokes

  7. Hayu kun rai says:

    Its very fuuny :) hahahahahahaha

  8. meh. says:

    Loved these jokes! XD

  9. Disha says:

    Really funny it is…….i like it

  10. jhon thomas says:

    i like it so funny jokes

  11. chachi says:

    cool jokes :$ ^^

  12. ChumbaWumba says:

    Going to use some of these jokes for my son’s talent show!!!

  13. rico says:

    really cool bro

  14. Ravi says:

    Superb jokes I have have shared it to my friends and had a wonderful time! Thnks!

  15. swag says:

    cool im gonna use 1

  16. Cam Payne says:

    Great list! Made me smile before school!

  17. shanaya says:

    very funny

  18. owl Bear says:

    some of These are very nice

  19. NinjaMonkey says:

    I don’t intend on being mean, but these jokes are merely as funny as what gets said at my school… Sorry :/

  20. Your real name says:

    Get it it said do nth use your real name

  21. Uddin says:

    This was very funny, I was laughing at the Direct object joke. She was Pretty Ha ha ha.

  22. aaisha says:

    i like some jokes

  23. Big Butts says:


  24. Liv and Maddie says:

    Cool Jokes

  25. hurrem says:

    nice jokes

  26. awesome girl says:


  27. honey booboo says:

    love the “Teacher,would you punish me for something i didnt do?”

  28. Anonymous says:

    Awesome soooo funny

  29. Guess Who? says:

    Good jokes

  30. slang says:

    made my day

  31. joel says:

    I like more the one that says what’s the different from a teacher
    or a train

  32. Kraoray says:

    I realy like those jokes

  33. Ace says:

    took me back 2 the school

  34. soni says:

    its really joke ha ha ha

  35. Roma says:

    GoooooooD jocks…..

  36. bbb.nm says:


  37. bbb.nm says:

    Really these jokes are cornie

  38. Crystal says:

    Bst jokes i hd ever heard really gud!!!

  39. zana says:

    Wow epic…….

  40. andrea says:

    This jokes are extriemly funny and I think other jokes won’t be as funny as this

  41. Third-wheel says:

    Some of these are pretty good.

  42. sweety smily says:

    really sweet as a honey.

  43. gummy drop says:

    nice jokes

  44. cool dude says:

    some are good jokes some arnt

  45. Ace says:

    Good jokes

  46. waffle says:

    why did bob go to bob town
    because hes awesome!!

  47. Grumpy Bear says:

    Some of these are very punny!

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