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"Dude, do you wanna be a high school dropout?"
"I am so far beyond high school right now."
Ned Leeds and Peter Parker[src]

Midtown School of Science and Technology, or MSST, is a high school in New York City.



"All you guys go to that school you pretty much have your life planned out right?"
Adrian Toomes to Peter Parker and Liz Toomes[src]

Midtown School of Science and Technology was established in New York City in 1962.[1]

Entering the Campus

Peter Parker and Ned Leeds talk in the halls

The school notably had Peter Parker and his best friend Ned Leeds as students. It also had an Academic Decathlon Team managed by Roger Harrington and led by Liz Toomes, as well as its own TV show hosted by Jason Ionello and Betty Brant. Parker took advantage of the school's equipment for his Spider-Man activity, using the chemistry labs to synthesize his Synthetic Webbing and hiding his homemade suit behind a series of lockers. In 2016, due to his activities as Spider-Man, Parker quit the school's marching band and robotics lab's club. He also left the Academic Decathlon team.[2]

Gym Class

Peter Parker and Ned Leeds during gym class

Once Leeds discovered Parker's secret identity, he kept asking questions about Spider-Man during classes. During a physical training session in the school's gymnasium, Leeds enthusiastically revealed that Parker knew Spider-Man as they had overheard Toomes speaking about how she liked the superhero.[2]

Spying on Thugs

Peter Parker hides from Adrian Toomes' Crew

Parker took the Chitauri Energy Core he picked up into the school for further study. He and Leeds decided to take the core for a mass spectrometer analysis, however, Parker saw the Shocker and Randy Vale in the school's corridors tracking the energy core. Parker hid from them in the hallways. He spied on them by hiding under the table and successfully planted a tracker on them before they left the school.[2]

Spider-Man's Popularity

The school is overrun by a "Spider-Mania"

The Midtown Academic Decathlon won the national tournament in Washington, D.C.. Although they were endangered while visiting the Washington Monument, they were rescued by Spider-Man and successfully returned to the school with their trophy. Following the rescue, Spider-Man became even more popular with the students. Parker left school to pursue his Spider-Man dealings and got detention for his numerous absences.[2]

Homecoming Dance

Peter Parker asks Liz Toomes to homecoming

After returning to Midtown, Parker was summoned by Principal Morita, who renewed Parker's detention. Parker dedicated himself to his studies, although he regretted that he could no longer be Spider-Man. However, Parker's life got a little brighter when he met Toomes in the hall corridors and she agreed to be his homecoming date.

Spider-Man fights the Shocker

On the night of homecoming at Midtown, Parker and Toomes arrived and met their friends in the dancing hall. However, since Parker had figured out that Adrian Toomes was the Vulture, he apologized to Toomes and left her in the dancing hall. Parker then ran down the hallways and collected his Homemade suit behind the unused lockers. He then ran out of Midtown, but was ambushed in Midtown's bus park by the Shocker. However, Leeds rescued Parker, causing the Shocker to be tied up to a school bus.

Ned Leeds makes an excuse

Spider-Man then instructed Leeds to go to the school's computer room. Leeds successfully helped Spider-Man to catch up with the Vulture. However, Leeds was caught by Monica Warren, who asked him what he was doing instead of attending the dance. In order to cover for Spider-Man, Leeds pretended to be watching porn.

The Decathlon Team claps for Michelle Jones

Following her father's arrest, Toomes decided to leave the school. She and Parker had their final talk and Parker apologized to Toomes for ditching her at the dance. The two then said goodbye to each other. Due to Toomes' departure, Roger Harrington gathered the decathlon team in the library and appointed Michelle Jones as the new team's captain. Happy Hogan then came to see Parker at the school to thank him for having prevented the Vulture from stealing the cargo he targeted.[2]

Living with the Snap's Consequences

"Half of all life in the universe, including our own Midtown High, were wiped from existence."
Betty Brant[src]

Students disintegrate from the Snap

In 2018, the Snap happened, causing half of the universe's population to turn to dust, which included students from Midtown. The surviving students were left to continue their school year.[3]

The Blip

"The school made us start the whole year over from the beginning."
Betty Brant[src]

Peter Parker returns to Midtown after the Blip

Five years later, as a result of the Avengers' actions, the Blip occurred, which restored everyone back to life; however, unlike everyone who survived, those restored were the same age they were at the time they disappeared. Peter Parker was one of those students who were restored to life and upon his arrival back at Midtown, he felt emotional.[4] To the frustration of the students, the Midtown staff decided to have the students restart their school years the following term; they felt this unjust as they had just had their midterms and therefore already knew the classes. Students, like Brad Davis, who didn't blip, aged five years older and were in the same class as those who were originally five years older than them.[3]

2023-2024 School Year

Peter Parker and Ned Leeds on the last day

In 2024, Midtown offered a school sponsored trip to Europe, specifically for those students who were restored. On the last day of the 2023-2024 school year, Peter Parker told Ned Leeds he had to run some errands before their departure.[5][3]

Academic Staff

Name Subject Status
Morita Administration Principal
Roger Harrington Science Teacher
Academic Decathlon Coach
Monica Warren Physics Teacher
Andre Wilson Health and Physical Education Teacher
Barry Hapgood Woodwork Teacher
Cobbwell Chemistry Teacher
Ronda Kramer Art (formerly) Teacher
Berman Video Making Teacher
Watcher Informant Bus Driver
Julius Dell History Teacher


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Former Students




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