The 9 Best Coat Lockers For Classrooms
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Just like their parents, children have a surprising amount of stuff to carry around these days, and having a place to store it will help keep a classroom looking tidy. Plus, you won't need to bend down and pick up thirty coats off the floor every morning. We made sure to include options to suit various room and student sizes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
July 20, 2019:
The amount of students you have and your available space will play a large role in which coat locker is best for your needs. That being said, there are other considerations that should also be taken into account. For example, if you are outfitting a preschool or kindergarten classroom, you will want to choose a shorter model, like the ECR4Kids ELR-0453, ClosetMaid KidSpace, Jonti-Craft 0350JC, AmazonBasics Solid Pine, Little Partners Two Cubby, and any of the other ECR4Kids options on this list. If you get a model that is too tall for a classroom of young kids, there is a chance they may try and climb it to get their backpack or other stuff from the upper compartments, which can be very dangerous.
Speaking of the dangers of climbing, in addition to teaching children about this potential for injury if they do this, and supervising them when placing or retrieving their belongings, always anchor coat lockers securely to the wall to prevent tipping. Of all the models on our list, the only one that cannot be anchored is the Jonti-Craft 0350JC. We still felt it deserved a space on the list however, because its wide, circular base makes it very stable, and it helps you make efficient use of a space that may not have enough room for a linear-locker setup.
The Prepac Elite, which comes in a single- or double-tier design, and the Salsbury Industries 61158BL-U are better for older children. They are both lockable, though the lock must be purchased separately, and feature nameplate holders.
November 23, 2018:
The most important factor in selecting one of these units is understanding how many you need. You'll quickly grow tired of an attractive finish after putting together 25 of them, so if you've got a big classroom, go for a simple option that requires the least amount of setup.
Sandusky Open-Front Kids Locker The bright red color of the this model makes it great for primary school classrooms. It has an open-front design that makes it easy for kids to grab their coats quickly, hopefully preventing a pile up as they try and rush out the door. Its 16-gauge welded steel construction and powder coating make it a very durable option, too. sanduskycabinets.com
Uline Double Tier Offering a stacked design, with a three-on-three setup, this model makes efficient use of space. Though each section is just 32 inches tall, they still offer a lot of storage space because of the 12-inch width and 18-inch depth. The unit features legs too, raising it off the ground and ensuring easy access for older kids. uline.com