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Midtown High School is a public school located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York.

Peter Parker's High School Years[]

The school has been attended by Peter Parker. A shy, unassuming high-school student, Peter prefers the company of his teachers to that of his classmates, who call him "Midtown High's only professional wallflower." A fellow student Flash Thompson was jealous of Peter's academic success and began bullying him, calling him "Puny Parker".[3] He, along with his friends Liz Allan, Sally Avril and Seymour O'Reilly took it upon themselves to torment Peter whenever they could. But things began to change when he was bitten by a Radioactive Spider.[4]

However, Peter was so wrapped in his own secret world as Spider-Man he was almost always rude to them even when they tried to be his friend, such as Liz who liked to call him "Petey". The Human Torch gave the Midtown High School students another demonstration of his newly restored powers.[5] Liz liked Peter but he refused a date with her because he was busy dealing with Sandman. After defeating him at the school, Peter tried to ask Liz out but she refused, fed up with him ignoring her.[6] Liz developed a crush on Spider-Man, blowing off both Flash and Peter because she believed the costumed hero would call her.[7] In the school yard, Flash threw a ball at Peter which he caught with ease. [8]

Jessica Jones, Elizabeth Allen and Eugene Thompson (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 4 0001

Peter's Classmates

The Living Brain was brought to Midtown High School by its creator, Dr. Petty, as a part of a demonstration of its ability to solve any problem. After the Living Brain's demonstration, two workmen hired to transport it overheard the Living Brain's ability to answer anything, and decided to steal it, in order to use its abilities for gambling purposes. Caught in the middle of stealing the Living Brain by Dr. Petty, the two workmen got into a scuffle with him, which ended with one of them being knocked into the control panel on the Living Brain's chest, which caused the Living Brain to malfunction. Going on a rampage through Midtown High, the Living Brain was eventually shut down by Spider-Man, who destroyed its control panel, in a brief fight.[9][9]

Alternate reality versions[]



Peter Parker is a student in Midtown High School, alongside Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, Miles Morales and Alex O'Hirn.

When he joined S.H.I.E.L.D., his fellow teammates of S.H.I.E.L.D. training program Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Power Man (Luke Cage), White Tiger (Ava Ayala) and Nova (Sam Alexander) joined the school as well, in order to make them live a standard life, and Phil Coulson was appointed Principal, for S.H.I.E.L.D. to keep an eye on the recruits.

As villains thought Spider-Man was part of the student body, the school was often attacked.


Midtown High School from Amazing Spider-Man Family Vol 1 4 001

The high school was known as Pigtown High where Mayday Porker, Swiney-Girl, daughter to Spider-Ham, attended.[10]


Midtown High School from Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 39 001

On Earth-TRN207, Midtown High School had been converted into a strip mall. During his displacement to this reality, the Peter Parker of Earth-616 visited his former school and bought an ice cream cone, only for a chrono disturbance to pull him away. The Avengers later investigated the scene and found that the ice cream cone had transformed into a temporal bomb.[11]


Great Beast (Earth-TRN1351) from Edge of Spider-Verse Vol 4 2
Spider-High was a school located in Webberton, unbeknownst to anyone else within the school was the dormant demon named the Great Beast. The Sinnerster Six briefly summoned the Great Beast hoping to gain power from him, however Gluemy Miller and the Spooky-Man stopped the ritual causing the school to explode.


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