School is now in session even in those post–Labor Day straggler counties, so what better way to celebrate the start of the new academic year than to take a look at some of the best and worst schools in movies. From bastions of magical and superhero education to frightening campuses more likely to inflict heartache, humiliation or worse than offer a quality learning experience, here's a look back at movie schools.

The Best:
Heathers Movie Poster
Based on 19 critics

Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of... Read More

Grease Movie Poster
Based on 15 critics

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome... Read More

Carrie Movie Poster
Based on 14 critics

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White... Read More

The Breakfast Club Movie Poster
The Breakfast Club
Based on 11 critics

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry... Read More

Brick Movie Poster
Based on 34 critics

After receiving a frantic phone call from his ex-girlfriend, teenage loner Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)... Read More

Sky High Movie Poster
Sky High
Based on 29 critics

At a school in the sky where teens learn how to be superheroes, Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) lands... Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Poster
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Based on 37 critics

Now in his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) learns that many in the wizarding community... Read More

High School Musical Movie Poster
High School Musical
In Theaters on 2006

Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella... Read More

Fame Movie Poster
Based on 12 critics

Young men and women audition for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Those... Read More

Fame Movie Poster
Based on 26 critics

At New York's High School of Performing Arts, students (Asher Book, Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono) from... Read More