John White
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Gender: Male
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Black
Age: 10
Birthday: September 6th
Personal Information
  Benjamin Nushmutt, Joe Leonards
  Dana Doles, Goon Doles
Jack White, Violet White
Joanne White
Yogurt (frog)
Production Information
First Appearance:
  "Mark Miller"
John White is a main character in Wayside School. He is one of the smartest students in Mrs. Jewls's class. Due to an incident in kindergarten, he always has to stand on his head to see right, and often, this leads to complications in his life. He is usually pretty friendly, though slightly sarcastic on a few instances. Often, he and his best friend Joe will often end up teasing Dana, though since their encounter with her older brother, they have been doing it less frequently as of lately.


John is one of the many students in Mrs. Jewls's class at Wayside School. He is a very intelligent student, and is placed in the high reading group. However, since he is upside-down, he often encounters difficulties with life. Despite this, John often tries to have a more optimistic outlook on life, though often he ends up getting a bit too confident in himself, which eventually leads to failure. John is pretty introverted, usually only hanging out with a few close friends.


The first thing that should be noted about John is his funky, green and magenta socks. The second thing is that John is completely upside-down. John wears a large, yellow hoodie and blue jeans, with one of the legs being pulled down (or up, depending on how you think about it) revealing his funky socks. He wears teal sneakers with white soles and velcro. John has spiky hair and brown skin. He has a few freckles on each cheek. Since he has to walk using his hands, he wears black gloves with blue patterns over his hands.

Episodes focusing on John

There are seven episodes focusing on John.


  • In the books, John could only read words written upside-down, and when he tried to stand on his head, he'd fall over. Eventually his brain was flipped upside-down, so he could read words written right-side up, but saw everything else upside-down. This story is incorporated into the episode "Right-Side Upside-Down", though with different results at the end, being that John's brain being flipped lead to him forgetting how to stand on his feet but learning how to stand on his head, letting him see words the right way.
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