Back-To-School Basics: By the Numbers

August By the Numbers


The average back to school supply list costs about $100 per student


Crayola currently has 120 colors of crayons. 13 colors have been retired, and 13 new colors added since 1990.


The number 2 in “number 2 pencil” refers to the graphite core’s place on a hardness scale.


Scotch tape was invented in 1930