Shermer High School is the school in which the characters in the movie served their eight hour detention on March 24, 1984. The school's sports' teams are referred to as the Bulldogs, as the Bulldog is the school's mascot.
The following is the school's address in the film:
Shermer High School Shermer, IL 60062
Shermer High School is also featured or referenced in several other John Hughes movies: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles and Weird Science.
- Richard Vernon - Principal
- Carl Reed - Janitor
- Doctor Hashimoto - Guidance Counselor
- John Bender
- Claire Standish
- Andrew Clark
- Brian Johnson
- Allison Reynolds
- Larry Lester (mentioned)
- 'Stubby' (mentioned)