Hard Plastic Seating Series
Hard Plastic School Chair

Contoured to follow natural body lines while offering maximum support, this gooseneck-shaped chair remains a nationwide staple for over 40 years. Sturdiest construction makes this our strongest chair.

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Hard Plastic Chair

Key Features & Accessories

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  • 5/8" Thick Hard Plastic

    Our strongest chair made with the strongest material; all chairs feature a 5/8" thick hard plastic seat and back.

  • Steel Frame

    This steel frame is unlike any other- fully unitized with full welds at 6 different points. Strong to the core.

  • Goose-neck Back Support

    The back support is designed to follow natural body lines, supporting exactly where its needed.

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Limitless Possibilities

This hard plastic student chair offers the most variations in style and colors. Explore the series!

Explore all of the color possibilities in our 2021 catalog

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Conventionally Strong

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Comfort

The contoured seat of the Hard Plastic Student Chair is shaped to follow natural body lines while the back is designed to support your students where they need it.

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Benefits

The gooseneck-shaped chair back is designed for optimal back support and for secure upside-down stacking on desks.

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Strength

The 14-gauge steel back support (16-gauge on the 10", 12" and 14") and 16-gauge steel legs mated to 5 ⁄8" thick hard-plastic seat and back make this our strongest chair available.

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Design

This traditional design has been a staple of classrooms nationwide for more than 40 years. Designed to be stacked up to five chairs high for easy storage.

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General Specifications

Hard Plastic Chair
  • Model Numbers
  • 10" Hard Plastic School Chair 510A
  • 12" Hard Plastic School Chair 512
  • 14" Hard Plastic School Chair 514
  • 16" Hard Plastic School Chair 516
  • 18" Hard Plastic School Chair 518
  • 18" Hard Plastic School Chair with Casters 518C
  • 19" Hard Plastic School Chair 519

Back: 13⅛" wide by 6⅜" in length, 5⁄8" thick hard-plastic back.

Seat:  510A- 12.5" x 15.5" All chairs 12"-14" in height have a hard plastic seat that is 13.5" wide and 13" in depth. All chairs 16"-19" are 15.75" wide and 15" in depth. All seats are ⅝" thick.

Frame: Legs are two -1" round, 16-gauge chrome-plated steel welded together that form the four legs. Back support is 3⁄4" round, 14-gauge chrome-plated steel (16-gauge for 10", 12" and 14"), welded to bottom legs forming the frame.

Glides: Self-adjusting nylon glides are standard.

Chair Size Suggestions: 

  • Preschool-K: 12" or 14"  
  • 1st -2nd Grade: 14" or 16" 
  • 3rd -4th Grade: 16" or 18" 
  • 5th-12th Grade: 18" or 19" 

Assembly Sheets

No Assembly Required

Cut/Sales Sheets

Not available at this time

Finishes and Options

Seat Color
Accessories
Rubber Glide Caps
9GL-TPR-CVR

Select these rubber glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with tile or VCT (Vinyl) flooring.

Felt Glide Caps
9GL-FLT

Select these felt glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with hardwood flooring.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Class: 150
  • 9GL-FLT: 1 lb // 2 per skid
Steel Glide Caps
9GL-STL

Select these steel glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with carpet or polished concrete flooring.

General Specifications

Hard Plastic Chair with Bookbasket
  • Model Numbers
  • 12" School Chair with Bookbasket 512WBB
  • 14" School Chair with Bookbasket 514WBB
  • 16" School Chair with Bookbasket 516WBB
  • 18" School Chair with Bookbasket 518WBB
  • 19" School Chair with Bookbasket 519WBB

Back: 13⅛" wide by 6⅜" in length, 5⁄8" thick hard-plastic back.

Seat: All chairs 10"-14" in height have a hard plastic seat that is 13.5" wide and 13" in depth. All chairs 16"-19" are 15.75" wide and 15" in depth. All seats are ⅝" thick.

Frame: Legs are two -1" round, 16-gauge chrome-plated steel welded together that form the four legs. Back support is 3⁄4" round, 14-gauge chrome-plated steel (16-gauge for 10", 12" and 14"), welded to bottom legs forming the frame.

Bookbasket: Chrome-plated ¼" rod steel. Wired bookbasket is 14½"W x 12"D x 8"H. 

Glides: Self-adjusting nylon glides are standard.

Chair Size Suggestions: 

  • Preschool-K: 12" or 14"  
  • 1st -2nd Grade: 14" or 16" 
  • 3rd -4th Grade: 16" or 18" 
  • 5th-12th Grade: 18" or 19" 

Assembly Sheets

No Assembly Required

Cut/Sales Sheets

Not available at this time

Finishes and Options

Seat Color
Accessories
Rubber Glide Caps
9GL-TPR-CVR

Select these rubber glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with tile or VCT (Vinyl) flooring.

Felt Glide Caps
9GL-FLT

Select these felt glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with hardwood flooring.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Class: 150
  • 9GL-FLT: 1 lb // 2 per skid
Steel Glide Caps
9GL-STL

Select these steel glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with carpet or polished concrete flooring.

General Specifications

Hard Plastic Chair with Bookbasket
  • Model Numbers
  • 14" School Chair with Bookrack 514WBR
  • 16" School Chair with Bookrack 516WBR
  • 18" School Chair with Bookrack 518WBR
  • 19" School Chair with Bookrack 519WBR

Back: 13⅛" wide by 6⅜" in length, 5⁄8" thick hard-plastic back.

Seat: All chairs 10"-14" in height have a hard plastic seat that is 13.5" wide and 13" in depth. All chairs 16"-19" are 15.75" wide and 15" in depth. All seats are ⅝" thick.

Frame: Legs are two -1" round, 16-gauge chrome-plated steel welded together that form the four legs. Back support is 3⁄4" round, 14-gauge chrome-plated steel (16-gauge for 10", 12" and 14"), welded to bottom legs forming the frame.

Bookrack: Chrome-plated ½" rod steel. Wired bookrack is 16"W x 14"D x 8"H.

Glides: Self-adjusting nylon glides are standard.

Chair Size Suggestions: 

  • Preschool-K: 12" or 14"  
  • 1st -2nd Grade: 14" or 16" 
  • 3rd -4th Grade: 16" or 18" 
  • 5th-12th Grade: 18" or 19" 

Assembly Sheets

No Assembly Required

Cut/Sales Sheets

Environmental Certification

  • 2021 02 Academia Furniture Seating Hard Plastic Seating 2000077 04

    Download0.18MB

Finishes and Options

Seat Color
Accessories
Rubber Glide Caps
9GL-TPR-CVR

Select these rubber glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with tile or VCT (Vinyl) flooring.

Felt Glide Caps
9GL-FLT

Select these felt glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with hardwood flooring.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Class: 150
  • 9GL-FLT: 1 lb // 2 per skid
Steel Glide Caps
9GL-STL

Select these steel glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with carpet or polished concrete flooring.

General Specifications

  • Model Numbers
  • 14" School Chair with X-Brace 514XBR
  • 16" School Chair with X-Brace 516XBR
  • 18" School Chair with X-Brace 518XBR
  • 19" School Chair with X-Brace 519XBR

Back: 13⅛" wide by 6⅜" in length, 5⁄8" thick hard-plastic back.

Seat: All chairs 10"-14" in height have a hard plastic seat that is 13.5" wide and 13" in depth. All chairs 16"-19" are 15.75" wide and 15" in depth. All seats are ⅝" thick.

Frame: Legs are two -1" round, 16-gauge chrome-plated steel welded together that form the four legs. Back support is 3⁄4" round, 14-gauge chrome-plated steel (16-gauge for 10", 12" and 14"), welded to bottom legs forming the frame.

X-Brace: Chrome-plated ⅜" X rod steel. 

Glides: Self-adjusting nylon glides are standard.

Chair Size Suggestions: 

  • Preschool-K: 12" or 14"  
  • 1st -2nd Grade: 14" or 16" 
  • 3rd -4th Grade: 16" or 18" 
  • 5th-12th Grade: 18" or 19" 

Assembly Sheets

No Assembly Required

Cut/Sales Sheets

Not available at this time

Environmental Certification

  • 2021 02 Academia Furniture Seating Hard Plastic Seating 2000077 04

    Download0.18MB

Finishes and Options

Seat Color
Accessories
Rubber Glide Caps
9GL-TPR-CVR

Select these rubber glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with tile or VCT (Vinyl) flooring.

Felt Glide Caps
9GL-FLT

Select these felt glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with hardwood flooring.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Class: 150
  • 9GL-FLT: 1 lb // 2 per skid
Steel Glide Caps
9GL-STL

Select these steel glide caps for chairs or combos placed in rooms with carpet or polished concrete flooring.

General Specifications

Hard Plastic Computer Chair with Draft Kit
  • Model Numbers
  • Computer Chair without Drafting Kit 558
  • Computer Chair with Drafting Kit 558D

Back: 13⅛" wide by 6⅜" in length, 5⁄8" thick hard-plastic back.

Seat: All chairs 10"-14" in height have a hard plastic seat that is 13.5" wide and 13" in depth. All chairs 16"-19" are 15.75" wide and 15" in depth. All seats are ⅝" thick.

Computer Chairs: 5-star plastic swivel base on five casters with pneumatic lift. Stationary Glides are optional and will be sent instead of casters if requested at the time of order.

Drafting Kit (558D & 558D): Chrome Foot Ring for extra comfort with 9" steel tube extender for increased height adjustability.

Assembly Sheets

Cut/Sales Sheets

Not available at this time

Finishes and Options

Seat Color
Accessories
Computer Chair Hard Caster
9HF58C

Select these hard casters for soft flooring like carpet.

Computer Chair Soft Caster
9HF58SC

Select these soft casters for hard flooring like tile.

Shipping Information
  • 9HF58SC: 3 lbs
Braking Caster
9HF58LC

Hard Caster that brakes and locks in place once you sit down.

Shipping Information
  • 9HF58LC: 2 lbs
Stationary Bell Glides
9HFSG

Stationary Nylon Glides are optional and will be sent instead of casters if requested at the time of order.

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