Short Stories for High School Students: The Ultimate List

Short Stories for High School Students: The Ultimate List

Short stories for high school are some of the best books of all time. The best short stories for high school are all on our ultimate list. This list of the very best short stories for high school is better than the movies! If you are looking for a popular short story for high school to read, there is bound to be one here for you to enjoy. So get your list ready to add all of these amazing short stories for high school. We recommend  you read all of these amazing books!


Last Updated: April 28, 2023

Short Stories for High School Students

  1. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

2. A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger

3. The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber

6. Thank You, Ma’am by Langston Hughes

7. The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

8. A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

9. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

10. The Fly by Katherine Mansfield

11. Cooking Time by Anita Roy

12. Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

13. The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick

14. Désirée’s Baby by Kate Chopin

15. The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury

16. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

17. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

18. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

19. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

20. The Veldt by Ray Bradbury

21. The Wretched and the Beautiful by E. Lily Yu

22. Skin by Roald Dahl

23. The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier

24. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

25. The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty

26. To Build a Fire by Jack London

27. The Landlady by Roald Dahl

28. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds

29. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

30. Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

31. The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne

32. Two Kinds by Amy Tan

33. A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell

34. The Bet by Anton Chekov

35. Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

36. Araby by James Joyce

37. Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

38. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

39. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

40. There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury

41. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin

42. Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

43. The Lady With the Dog Anton Chekov

44. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

45. The Interlopers by Saki

46. The Nose by Nikolai Gogol

47. Before the Law by Franz Kafka

48. Roman Fever by Edith Wharton

49. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

50. Marigolds by Eugenia Collier

Short Stories for High School Students

Short stories for high school are wonderful books to get teens interested in reading . There are also some great lists on Goodreads if you are searching for some more suggestions. Which short stories for high school are your favourites from the list?


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