The school had an assembly on the football field following the vanishing of Will Byers.
The kids went on summer vacation so they had no reason to visit Hawkins High or attend school. Steve also managed to graduate from Hawkins High, but due to not having the grades to go to college, he was forced by his father to get a job at the newly built Starcourt Mall's ice cream parlor, Scoops Ahoy.
Mike Wheeler, Dustin Henderson, Lucas Sinclair, and Max Mayfield have now begun attending Hawkins High high as freshmen, while Robin and Nancy have become seniors. Jonathan has transferred out of Hawkins High due to his family moving to California. Mike, Dustin, and Lucas have joined the school's despised D&D club, the Hellfire Club, ran by repeated senior Eddie Munson. Lucas struggles to be loyal to Hellfire while also being a benchwarmer for the Hawkins High Basketball Team, headed by Jason Carver. Meanwhile, Max has begun seeing the school's new guidance counselor, Ms. Kelly, due to her poor grades and health as a result of Billy's death.
Lucas led the basketball team to victory following a 22-year losing streak after winning the championship. Afterward, the kids weren't at school due to Spring Break. However, Dustin, Lucas, Max, Nancy, Steve, and Robin broke in to obtain files from Ms. Kelly's office regarding Chrissy and Fred's health statuses before their deaths.
Groups and societies
- Hawkins High Basketball Team
- 'The Tigers', the Hawkins High Football Team
- Hawkins High Marching Band
- 'The Weekly Streak' newspaper
- The Hellfire Club
Class of 1960:
Class of 1965:
- Bob Newby † (1961-1965)
Class of 1985:
- Vicki Carmichael (1981-1985)
- Tommy Hagan (1981-1985)
- Steve Harrington (1981-1985)
- Anna Jacobi (1981-1985)
- Mike Lewenski (1981-1985)
- Carol Perkins (1981-1985)
- Samantha Stone (1981-1985)
- Tammy Thompson (1981-1985)
- Amy (1981-1985)
- Becky (1981-1985)
- Laurie (1981-1985)
- Nicole (1981-1985)
- Reed (1981-1985)
- Tina (1981-1985)
- Unnamed Drunk Teen #1 (1981-1985)
- Unnamed High School Student (1981-1985)
Class of 1986:
- Ally (1982-)
- Andy (1982-) - Member of the Hawkins High Basketball Team.
- Fred Benson † (1982-1986) - Reporter for the Weekly Streak.
- Robin Buckley (1982-) - French Horn Player for the Hawkins High Marching Band.
- Jonathan Byers (1982-1985; Transferred)
- Jason Carver (1982-) - Member of the Hawkins High Basketball Team.
- Chance (1982-) - Member of the Hawkins High Basketball Team.
- Billy Hargrove † (1984-1985)
- Barbara Holland † (1982-1983)
- Heather Holloway † (1982-1985)
- Keith (1982-)
- Patrick McKinney † (1982-1986) - Member of the Hawkins High Basketball Team.
- Eddie Munson (1980-) - Leader of the Hellfire Club (Formerly Class of 1984 and Class of 1985).
- Vickie (1982) - Member of the Hawkins High Marching Band.
- Nancy Wheeler (1982-) - Reporter for the Weekly Streak.
Class of 1987:
- Chrissy Cunningham † (1982-1986) - Head Cheerleader for the Hawkins High Cheerleading Squad.
Class of 1989:
- Stacey Albright (1985-)
- Dustin Henderson (1985-) - Member of the Hellfire Club.
- Maxine Mayfield (1985-)
- Lucas Sinclair (1985-) - Member of the Hawkins High Basketball Team.
- Mike Wheeler (1985-) - Member of the Hellfire Club.
- Mrs. Click - History Teacher
- Mr. Cooper (formerly; retired)
- Ms. Kelly - Guidance Counselor
- Mr, Mundy - Math Teacher
- English Teacher
Behind the Scenes
The actual filming location is the Patrick Henry High School in Atlanta, Georgia. The same location was used for Hawkins Middle School. As of 2022, the building is scheduled to be demolished in the not-too-distant future.