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Degrassi Junior High (Season 1)
DJH
# of Episodes

13

Air Dates

January 18, 1987 (Canada)

Premiere

Kiss Me Steph (January 18, 1987)

Finale

Revolution! (April 12, 1987)

DVD

February 1, 2005

Season Chronology

Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5

The first season of Degrassi Junior High premiered on January 18, 1987 with 13 episodes played every Friday. It introduces a group of seventh and eighth grade school children, and follows their lives as they deal with the typical issues and challenges of teenage life, such as: drug abuse, child abuse, pedophilia, teenage pregnancy, homosexuality, divorce, and much more. This season depicts the fall semester of the 1987-1988 school year.

Main Cast

The following 20 actors received star-billing:

Grade 8 (Class of 1992)

Grade 7 (Class of 1993)

Adults

Recurring Cast

Episode List

Main article: Episode Guide

Season # Series # Title Original Airdate Production Code
1 1 "Kiss Me, Steph" January 18, 1987 101
2 2 "The Big Dance" January 25, 1987 102
3 3 "The Experiment" February 1, 1987 103
4 4 "The Cover-Up" February 8, 1987 104
5 5 "The Great Race" February 15, 1987 105
6 6 "Rumor Has It" February 22, 1987 106
7 7 "Best Laid Plans" March 1, 1987 107
8 8 "Nothing to Fear" March 8, 1987 108
9 9 "What a Night!" March 15, 1987 109
10 10 "Smokescreen" March 22, 1987 110
11 11 "It's Late" March 29, 1987 111
12 12 "Parents' Night" April 5, 1987 112
13 13 "Revolution!" April 12, 1987 113

Trivia

  • This was the first season of the Degrassi Franchise if one doesn't count The Kids of Degrassi Street.
  • First instance of a school election.
  • First instance of best friends breaking up.
  • First instance of sneaking out.
  • First ever school dance.
  • First instance of changing into sexier clothing in the school's bathroom.
  • First instance of confusion about sexuality.
  • First instance of sensual dreams.
  • First instance of drinking alcohol.
  • First instance of being drunk on campus.
  • First instance of throwing up on a date.
  • First instance of drug interest.
  • First instance of negative body image.
  • First instance of sexual harassment by an authority figure.
  • First instance of an abusive homelife.
  • First instance of teen pregnancy.
  • The following couples blossomed this season:
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