Beavis and Butt-Head

Highland High School is a common location in Beavis and Butt-head, being the school which Beavis and Butt-head attend, sometimes, as they often skip school.


When they do actually attend, the duo are always found sitting in the back of their classroom laughing and fooling around, instead of paying attention to their teachers and their lessons, much to their frustration. The boys usually cause mayhem at the school by breaking things or messing around with other students or the faculty, and disrupting classes. With the exceptions of Mr. Van Driessen, Stewart, and a few others, these antics have caused the duo to be almost universally reviled by both faculty and fellow students alike, especially various girls they have attempted to "score" with, and Principal McVicker, who lives in fear of the duo and wants them dead, as the boys have damaged the school's reputation beyond repair, and ruined their funding.

Series creator Mike Judge lived in Albuquerque, NM during his high school years. Although he attended a private school, he lived in an area which would require him to go to Highland High School should he have attended public school in Albuquerque.


These are just some of the incidents that have been shown/known to happen at Highland High by the duo:

  • "Steamroller": Beavis and Butt-Head drove a steamroller they stole from Tom Anderson into the building, causing major structural damage. The duo also crashed it into the Teacher's Lounge, injuring Coach Buzzcut in the process. However, the boys didn't get in trouble.
  • "P.T.A.": A Parents' Teacher Conference turned ugly when Principal McVicker argued with Beavis and Butt-head over "cool teachers" and student discipline at the hands of Coach Buzzcut, whom they revealed his abrasive methods to the parents in attendance. This escalated into a fight with parents when McVicker outright threatens the duo, causing McVicker to be forced to attend an "emergency meeting" with the school board and Buzzcut to be placed under investigation.
  • "Breakdown": An unseen incident involving Beavis and Butt-Head left the Teacher's Lounge severely damaged. The duo messing around with the intercom system eventually results in Principal McVicker having a mental breakdown and being committed to a mental asylum, with the same happening to Van Driessen there during a visit, resulting in two faculty members being sick.
  • "School Test": The school lost funding after Principal McVicker cheated on Beavis and Butt-Head's tests; the same incident caused McVicker to fire Van Driessen and be put on investigation.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America: Beavis and Butt-Head break the TV when trying to steal it from the AV room, which lead to them getting expelled. Later, the ATF charges in the school, causing Van Driessen to be brutally arrested and his guitar to be destroyed, possibly having everyone to get body cavity searches, and McVicker getting scolded by the ATF and possibly arrested too. (Everything is back to normal after the movie, though, once the duo become ATF agents themselves.)
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe: Butt-Head uses the "Fieldgoal 3000" on Beavis' groin during the 1998 science fair, sending him flying across the gymnasium; Beavis' extremely high shriek destroys many science projects and Van Driessen's glasses, and culminates with the gymnasium burning. This results in the duo being sent to court and sentenced to space camp, which was initially the grand prize for the science fair.

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  • Highland High School was originally named Foothill High School but was changed to avoid comparisons to the show.
  • Highland High appears the most in Season 5, with a total of 17 episodes featuring the school.


Beavis and Butt-head: Virtual Stupidity[]

Town: Highland


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