Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (sometimes shortened to Ned's Declassified) is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004.[1] The series' original pilot episode aired on September 7, 2003, without many of the current version's main characters,[citation needed] and it was ordered to series by Nickelodeon in early 2004.[2] The one-hour special movie series finale aired on June 8, 2007.[3][4]

The show was produced by Apollo ProScreen GmbH & Co. Filmproduktion KG in association with Jack Mackie Pictures. Its main executive producer and creator is Scott Fellows,[5] the head writer for The Fairly OddParents.[1]


Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide follows the lives of Ned Bigby, Jennifer "Moze" Mosely, and Simon "Cookie" Nelson-Cook. The first season takes place during the first semester of seventh grade, the second season covers the second semester of seventh grade, and season 3 takes place during the entire eighth grade. Throughout the series, Ned builds up a number of 'tips' for his "survival guide", and uses the tips to help himself and his classmates cope with the standard struggles of middle school. Each individual episode relates to a topic in the guide, such as popularity, grades, or sports, as well as developing other plots (such as Ned's love life) throughout.


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 September 12, 2004 (2004-09-12) February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
2 20 October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01) June 3, 2006 (2006-06-03)
3 21 September 24, 2006 (2006-09-24) June 8, 2007 (2007-06-08)


The show takes place at the fictional James K. Polk Middle School, named after the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk. The exterior of the school was filmed at La Mesa Junior High in Santa Clarita, California.[citation needed] The school's colors are gold and green and its mascot is the Wolves, which is a common theme throughout the school's interior.

During the first season, all of the show's action took place within the school or its grounds, and with the exception of one or two notable occasions, everything happened indoors. However, during season 2, the show's producers decided they wanted more exterior scenes,[citation needed] so more outdoor shots were used, and on certain occasions, the show took place off school property. The show's finale, for example, took place almost entirely off the school grounds.