School Supply List

  • The following list of supplies is recommended for new students at Evanston Township High School (ETHS). Teachers inform students during the first few days of class if additional supplies are required.


    • Backpack or bookbag with a laptop sleeve
    • Pens - blue or black
    • #2 Pencils –or– mechanical pencils
    • Colored pencils - pack of 12 or more colors
    • Highlighters
    • Erasers
    • Notebook paper
    • Graph paper
    • Ruler: 6” or 12” – Metric and English
    • Calculator

    OPTIONAL SUPPLIES: (Not required, but helpful)

    • Pocket folders and/or a three-ring binder
    • Small container of hand sanitizer
    • Pocket tissues

    Pre-Algebra, 1 Algebra,  Geometry and Elementary College Algebra
    – basic scientific calculator

    2 Algebra and above – TI 84+ (Preferred) or TI-83+ *graphing calculator
    *Other graphing calculators will work but most instruction is conducted with a

    Graphing calculators cost approximately $100. Students who qualify for free/reduced price meals can contact the Math Department to rent a calculator. Students in 2 Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus and Statistics will be loaned a calculator from ETHS. 

    Please note that calculators on mobile phones are generally not allowed for use in the classroom.

    Physical Education (PE) uniforms, gym shoes, and swimsuits (see The Pilot handbook for details)
    Freshman and transfer students will receive a physical education uniform and one Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) band during the first week of classes. The uniform and HRM band are included in the annual school fee. Students in all grade levels must wear a PE uniform and be prepared with a Heart Rate Monitor strap during PE blocks. Transfer students may pick up a uniform from the PE Office (G115). The HRM band and uniform are expected to last the entire high school career. All students can purchase additional or replacement uniforms during school hours in the PE Office (G115) or online at the ETHS Web Store. No refunds available.

    Gym shoes – Students enrolled in PE classes will need athletic gym shoes in order to participate each day. Many families choose to purchase an inexpensive pair of gym shoes that can be left in the student’s PE locker.

    Swimsuit – All students will have a swimming unit in PE at some point during the school year. Students must purchase their own swimsuit (see The Pilot handbook for details). ETHS does not sell swimsuits. Towels will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring their own.

    ChromeBook- All PE classes use ETHS-issued Chromebooks throughout their PE lessons. Students are responsible for bringing a charged Chromebook to their PE class when necessary.