Various student characters attend the fictional school South Park Elementary in the animated television show South Park. The school is one of the most prominent settings on the show, the narrative of which revolves mostly around the students.
While there have been a few characters from varying grades have been depicted in recurring minor roles, the students in the fourth grade—including central characters Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick, and Eric Cartman—receive the primary focus of the series. The fourth grade class is taught throughout most of the series by Mr. Garrison, with a hiatus between seasons 4 and 6 when he is replaced by Ms. Choksondik. These students also attended class under Mr. Garrison during their previous time as third graders during South Park's first three-and-a-half seasons.
In tradition with the show's cutout animation style, all characters listed below are composed of simple geometrical shapes and bright colors. Ever since the show's third episode, "Weight Gain 4000" (season one, 1997), all characters on South Park have been animated with computer software, though they are portrayed to give the impression that the show still utilizes the method of animating construction paper composition cutouts through the use of stop motion, which was the technique used in creating the show's first episode, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe".
In addition to the main characters, other students below will sometimes give a brief monologue as a means of expressing the lessons they have attained during the course of an episode. Most of the characters are foul-mouthed as a means for series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to display how they claim young children really talk when they are alone. Most of the male students are amused by bodily functions and toilet humor, and their favorite television personalities are Terrance and Phillip, a Canadian duo whose comedy routines on their show-within-the-show revolve substantially around the usage of fart jokes. In response to the focus on elements of satire in South Park, Parker has said that the main goal of the show is to portray the students as "kids just being kids" as a means of accurately showcasing "what it's like to be in third grade in America".
Bebe Stevens, voiced by South Park supervising producer Jennifer Howell, is Wendy Testaburger's best friend and has often been seen socializing with fellow female classmates throughout the duration of the series. She has frizzy blonde hair and wears a red coat with dark green pants. Bebe first prominently appears in the season 1 episode "Weight Gain 4000", in which she is voiced by Mary Kay Bergman. In that episode, she narrates a play for Kathie Lee Gifford's visit to South Park and the play was directed by Mr. Garrison. In the season 2 episode "Clubhouses", she develops a crush on Kyle and uses a game of Truth or Dare? as an excuse to kiss him. She believes she's the most popular and beautiful girl in South Park. She plays a major role in the episode "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society", when the boys' attraction to her increases because of her newly-developing breasts. She becomes disturbed by the level of attention she is receiving and the friction this causes between her and her female classmates, and after deciding that being given attention solely for her physique may lead to her becoming a spoiled, poorly-adjusted adult, she wears a cardboard box over her upper torso, concealing her breasts. This ends the mesmerizing effect that her breasts had on the boys, who now realizing why they were so smitten with her, and decide not to allow themselves to be so affected any longer. She later plays a large role in the season 11 episode "The List", where she abuses her powers within the girls' List Committee to rig a list ranking the boys by attractiveness so that Clyde is ranked the cutest boy, in order to acquire free shoes from his father's shoe store. She is arrested after a brawl with Wendy and accidentally shooting Kenny.
Leopold "Butters" Stotch, voiced by Matt Stone, is cheerful, naïve, optimistic, and more passive than the show's other child characters, and can become increasingly anxious, especially when faced with the likelihood of punishment by his parents. He is often treated poorly by other characters and put in painful or humiliating situations, though he is treated with slightly more respect by Stan and Kyle in later seasons. As a result of his increasing popularity with the show's staff and fans, Butters was given a more prominent role beginning with the show's fifth season (2001). He sometimes takes the place of Kenny as Cartman's sidekick.
Clyde Donovan (originally Clyde Goodman and briefly Clyde Harris), voiced by Trey Parker, maintains a friendship with the show's main characters and is among the most often-seen of the boys' extended group, playing supporting roles in several episodes. He makes his first prominent appearance in the 1999 season 3 episode "Tweek vs. Craig" in which he tells everyone that both Tweek and Craig decided against fighting each other and went home instead. In the season 4 (2000) episode "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", he is nominated as "the second fattest kid in class" besides Cartman, and is chosen to replace him in the sled race. The season 11 (2007) episode "Lice Capades" focuses heavily on Clyde and a group of anthropomorphic lice, who are portrayed as living in a civilized society on Clyde's head. Clyde was so embarrassed when a girl at the doctor's office asked what he was going in for that he said he had AIDS.
In "The List", the girls vote him the cutest boy in class, turning him into a superficial ladies' man, though this list is later revealed to have been manipulated by political considerations. Clyde appears in the three-part story arc "Coon 2: Hindsight", "Mysterion Rises" and "Coon vs. Coon and Friends" as his alter-ego, Mosquito. He is the focus of the episode "Reverse Cowgirl", in which he causes his mother Betsy's death when he fails to put the toilet seat down in their home, causing her to fall in and have her organs ripped out by the pressure. The episode also reveals Clyde's father's name to be Roger, and that he has a sister.
It is revealed in "Crack Baby Athletic Association" that Clyde is part Dutch through his mother. In "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce", it is revealed that Clyde had a colostomy at the age of five. In the episode "Quest for Ratings", after the boys resort to sensationalism to garner higher ratings for their school TV news program, Kyle reports that Clyde has only one testicle, though the truth of this is questionable.
Despite his friendship with the four main characters, Clyde serves as the main antagonist of the video game South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Craig Tucker, voiced by Matt Stone, commonly characterized by his blue chullo hat and deep nasal monotone voice, is one of the more prominent members of the children's classroom. In the beginning of the series, Craig was said to be the most violent member of the class (excluding Cartman). Cartman once claimed that Craig was the "biggest troublemaker in [their] class", and parents of his classmates have cited him as a "bad influence." In a running gag during the show's earlier seasons, establishing shots of Mr. Mackey's office would feature Craig waiting outside, yet his activities were never seen. In the first several seasons, Craig has a habit of giving people the finger, a trait the show's official website attributes to his learning the behavior from his family, all of whom frequently use the gesture as well, most notably in the third season episode, "Tweek vs. Craig", in which his entire family take turns flipping each other off. This trait was last seen in the season 6 (2002) episode "Fun with Veal".
Craig dislikes the four main characters and rivals them in several episodes. Craig is a pragmatist and has no wish to become involved in any extraordinary adventures the other main characters on the show customarily experience. In the season 12 (2008) episodes "Pandemic" and "Pandemic 2: The Startling", Craig repeatedly castigates the main characters' propensity for engaging in schemes that catastrophically backfire upon them. He also complains that they just seem to blindly accept that these things happen to them. He decides that he will no longer participate in such schemes, and walks away from the one in which they find themselves in the latter episode. However, by taking this action he fulfills an ancient prophecy, by stepping on a mysterious platform that allows him to defeat the giant guinea pig monster responsible for that story line's conflict. He concludes from this that just because there are things in life that cannot be controlled does not mean that one should accept them without protest.
Despite his dislike of the main characters, particularly Cartman, he is often depicted as one of the boys who repeatedly join Cartman in his many schemes, at times serving as a right-hand man.
In the Season 19 episode "Tweek x Craig", female students of Asian backgrounds started drawing homoerotic "yaoi" images of Craig and Tweek depicting them as lovers. Immediately, the two try to repudiate the rumors about them prompted by this. They eventually resolve to stage a public "break-up" to end the rumors. Though Tweek fears he cannot do this believably, Craig encourages him that he indeed can. However, Tweek goes too far by claiming that Craig is a manipulative cheater, which has the effect of ruining Craig's reputation with girls. Tweek later reveals that Craig's encouragement him gave him the confidence to believe in himself. Following the father-to-son talk between him and his father about how “you can’t fight being gay”, the two boys have been forced in a relationship, at the time seemingly just to appease the townspeople. In later episodes however, such as the season 21 episode "Put It Down" and The Fractured But Whole, they are shown to have become sincere romantic partners and identify as gay.
Eric Cartman, voiced by Trey Parker, is commonly referred to as just Cartman. He is one of the show's four main characters and one of the most popular and iconic. He is obese, obnoxious, antisemitic, racist and spectacularly sociopathic in his attitude. Most other pupils are alienated by Cartman's insensitive, often misogynistic, and bigoted behavior, though they are occasionally influenced by his obtrusive, manipulative, and propagandist antics. He often tricks Butters. Cartman's role in the series varies from episode to episode.
Heidi Turner, voiced by Jessica Makinson, is an occasional female classmate of the four main characters with brown hair. Her first lines of dialogue were in the two-part episodes "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?" and "Probably", where she was referred to as Marcy. She also had dialogue in the episodes "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" and "Follow That Egg!", the latter of which paired her with Cartman for a class assignment, much to her disgust. Her first major role was in the episode "Marjorine", in which her female classmates attend her slumber party. Throughout the show's run, Heidi's parents have been depicted with different designs. Heidi becomes a more central character in season 20 and has become Cartman's girlfriend in "The Damned", following his ostracization from his male classmates. As of "Skank Hunt", she wears a striped hat with a purple and orange flower on the front left side of it. By season 21, which follows Cartman's return to his male circle of friends, her relationship with Cartman has grown strained, and in subsequent episodes like "White People Renovating Houses", "Put It Down", and "Doubling Down" , undergoes a series of breakups and reunions. Starting from "Moss Piglets" she begins to take on several of Cartman's traits, including his obesity, his hostility, and abusive tone, so much so that Cartman himself is at times intimidated by her. Eventually, Heidi chooses to end her relationship with Cartman in "Splatty Tomato", upon realizing how much it affected her. She makes brief appearances in the season 22 episodes "The Problem with a Poo" and "Bike Parade" revealing to have lost weight, but still wearing her hat.
Jimmy Valmer (formerly Jimmy Swanson and sometimes spelled Vulmer), voiced by Trey Parker, is physically disabled, requiring forearm crutches in order to walk. His disability has never been specified on the show but seems visually and functionally similar to cerebral palsy. In Season 7 Episode 2 "Krazy Kripples", it is made clear that both Jimmy and Timmy were born with their disabilities. In any case, hampered by his legs, which in many cases he appears not to be able to use, Jimmy primarily uses his crutches both as substitutes for his legs and sometimes even as extra (weaponized) extensions for his arms. He prefers to be called "handi-capable". Jimmy is able to speak coherently, and his various aspirations on several different levels of journalism over time also sometimes even makes him more articulate than any of the other children, though his speech is largely affected by his stuttering, and sometimes also his tendency to end some of his sentences with "...very much". He aspires to be a stand-up comedian, and is often featured performing his routines. His catchphrase during his routines is "Wow, what a terrific audience!"
Jimmy first appears in the season five (2001) episode "Cripple Fight", in which he moves to South Park from a neighboring town and antagonizes Timmy. Parker and Stone initially intended for this to be Jimmy's only appearance, but decided to include the character in subsequent episodes. Now portrayed as a South Park resident, student, and good friend of Timmy, Jimmy has been a recurring character ever since. Jimmy's parents had made fun of disabled children in high school, and believe that Jimmy's disability is a punishment from God. The season eight (2004) episode "Up the Down Steroid" ends with Jimmy addressing the issue of anabolic steroid use in athletic competitions, declaring it as "cheating" while suggesting that professional athletes who use steroids voluntarily reject the accolades and records attributed to them. The episode also reveals that Jimmy has a cute girlfriend named Nancy. Melanie McFarland of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer describes Jimmy and Timmy's capabilities and portrayal in the show as Parker and Stone declaring their opposition to political correctness as social restriction. When praising the show for both its depiction of Jimmy and Timmy and its coverage of disability-related issues, The Seattle Times columnist Jeff Shannon, a quadriplegic, describes Jimmy and Timmy as "goodwill ambassadors".
Kenny McCormick, voiced by Matt Stone, is one of the four main characters in the show. He comes from one of the poorest families in town, and almost always wears a parka so that the hood covers most of his face and muffles his speech. He often shows a precocious interest in and knowledge of sex, unlike his friends, often providing Stan, Kyle and Cartman with a graphic (albeit muffled) definition of such confusing sexual terminology as "dildo" and "fingerbang". As a running gag, he dies in most episodes of the first five seasons before returning in the next. This gag has become occasional following Kenny's absence through season 6, and is explained in the season 14 (2010) episode "Coon vs. Coon and Friends" as resulting from his parents dabbling in the Cult of Cthulhu around the time of his conception.
Kyle Broflovski, voiced by and based on Matt Stone, is one of the main four characters in the show. He is distinctive as the only Jewish child on the show, and because of this, he often feels like an outsider among his friends and classmates. He has a distinctive short temper, especially around Cartman. He is best friends with Stan, and wears his signature green ushanka on his head. Kyle is also identified by his fiery red afro, which he hates and tries to conceal.
Leslie Meyers is a fourth-grade student who appears as the main antagonist of the 19th season of South Park. She is first seen in "Where My Country Gone?" being told by PC Principal to shut up during a school assembly. These interactions between Leslie and Principal continue and eventually escalate to Leslie being removed from school by police in the episode "Naughty Ninjas". However, by the end of that episode, Officer Barbrady is told by a newsman that Leslie may be behind the changes occurring in South Park. In the following episode "Sponsored Content", Leslie is revealed to actually be an advertisement that had achieved sentience. Leslie attempts to make friends with Jimmy Valmer and Kyle Broflovski but eventually betrays them both in pursuit of her agenda of having ads take over the world. In the finale episode "PC Principal Final Justice", PC Principal ends up killing Leslie, thus ending her plans. Leslie was always portrayed wearing a bright yellow top with an alien-like drawing on it, a matching yellow headband and light green pants.
Phillip "Pip" Pirrup, voiced by Matt Stone, was featured mostly during the first few seasons of the series. He was later relegated to being a background character after his role in the show was replaced by Butters. Pip is originally from England, and shares his name with the main protagonist of the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations. Wearing a bow tie and flat cap, he was often teased by his classmates. While largely passive, the only thing that would drive him to anger is when fellow students mistake him for being French. The show's official website has noted that this is in reference to the animosity shared between some natives of Britain and France. A similar gag is seen in South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, in which The Mole, a young French boy, is called "British" by Cartman. Pip is the central figure of an eponymous episode during the show's fourth season. The episode, which does not feature any of the show's other characters, was a comedic retelling of Great Expectations, with Pip assuming the role of his character's namesake. After this titular episode, Pip became a background character with only two further speaking appearances—as a candidate for the new fourth boy in "Professor Chaos" and then being a background character for the rest of the sixth season—until season eleven when he disappeared completely from the series. Three seasons later, Pip made his final appearance on the show in the episode "201" to beg the Mecha-Streisand to spare South Park; the mecha responds by crushing him to death with her foot as he tried to run away, officially killing off the character.
Stan Marsh, voiced by and based on Trey Parker, is the most level-headed, mature and convivial of the four boys. Stan is generally kind, honest, smart, well-meaning, assertive, and often shares with his best friend Kyle a leadership role as the main protagonist of the show. Stan is portrayed as the everyman among the show's four central characters.
Timmy Burch, voiced by Trey Parker, is a mentally and physically-disabled boy who uses a motorized wheelchair. He is based on an elementary school acquaintance of South Park art director Adrien Beard. Timmy's exact condition has never been specified in the show, though South Park's official website describes it as "a strange combination of palsy and Tourette's". Timmy's spoken vocabulary is mostly limited to the enthusiastic shouting of his own name, which could be conduction aphasia.
Timmy first appears in the season four (2000) episode "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000". Parker and Stone had to push hard for the inclusion of the character, as Comedy Central was originally reluctant to allow the show to feature a character with a cognitive disability. The duo asserted their intention of portraying other children as treating him as an equal, while stressing the importance of both including a mentally-disabled character who is "happy to be [himself]", and representing him "as part of the gang and not as the subject of cruel schoolyard humor". Two weeks after his debut, Timmy was a central figure in the episode "Timmy 2000", where doctors and school faculty erroneously attribute his behavior to ADD in the show's condemnation of the rampant diagnosis of the disorder. "Timmy 2000" also shows his parents, Richard and Helen, having similar disabilities and using wheelchairs, and their vocabularies being mostly limited to their own names. When Jimmy is introduced in the season five (2001) episode "Cripple Fight", Timmy becomes jealous of Jimmy's popularity, and the two get into a violent brawl in a parking lot. The two make amends, and are depicted as friends in subsequent episodes.
Timmy quickly became a fan favorite, and was once voted "The Greatest Disabled TV Character" in a poll conducted by a BBC-sponsored webzine named Ouch!, where he was more popular among disabled voters than among non-disabled voters. IGN ranked Timmy second in a list of the "Top 10 South Park Peripheral Characters", stating that "South Park's most controversial character may be one of the funniest and most enduring". Parker noted that soon after Timmy debuted, fans he encountered began mimicking the character's exclamation of "Timmy!" as opposed to the show's other catchphrases.
Melanie McFarland of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer describes Jimmy and Timmy's capabilities and portrayal in the show as Parker and Stone declaring their opposition to political correctness as social restriction. When praising the show for both its depiction of Jimmy and Timmy and its coverage of disability-related issues, The Seattle Times columnist Jeff Shannon, a quadriplegic, describes Jimmy and Timmy as "goodwill ambassadors", while commenting that "Timmy appears, at first glance, to uphold the condescending disability stereotypes that are gradually fading from mainstream entertainment. But like everything else in South Park, he's actually challenging preconceptions, toppling taboos and weaving his singularity into the fabric of the show".
Token Black (previously Williams), voiced by Adrien Beard, was the only black child in South Park until the introduction of Nichole Daniels in "Cartman Finds Love" in season 16. His name is a reference to tokenism. He was not only the only black child in South Park, but also the wealthiest. He is not self-obsessed or spoiled, and desperately wants to fit in with his peers. The name has been interpreted as an example of the politically incorrect attitude of South Park and as an implication that the tokenism phenomenon is outmoded enough to be a laughing matter. Despite the role that his name implies, Token will sometimes play a significant part in an episode, and has been a recurring character since his first major role in the season four (2000) episode "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000". His next came in the season five (2001) episode "Here Comes the Neighborhood", where he is picked on for being rich. He invites several other wealthy families to move to South Park (who all happen to be black) including Will Smith and Snoop Dogg, leading the townspeople to refer to them as "richers" and feels rejected by his friends and goes to live with lions at the zoo. He also played bass guitar in "Christian Rock Hard" (season seven, 2003), where he got annoyed when Cartman's racist theories proved correct.
Episodes in which he plays a major role often address ethnicity-related topics. In "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", his father declares hate crime legislation to be "a savage hypocrisy". In the season 11 (2007) episode "With Apologies to Jesse Jackson", Stan is perplexed by Token's rebuffs of his attempts to make amends with Token after Stan's father reluctantly exclaimed "niggers" when attempting to solve a puzzle as a contestant during a live taping of Wheel of Fortune. When Stan has an epiphany, he tells Token "I've been trying to say that I understand how you feel, but I'll never understand. I'll never really get how it feels for a black person to [hear] somebody use the N-word", to which Token accepts Stan's apology by saying "Now you get it".
Parker and Stone had originally taken turns providing their voices for the few lines Token had as a minor character. Token is now voiced by South Park art director and co-producer Beard. When trying to find a new voice actor for Token during production of "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", Parker said he recruited Beard "because he was the only black guy we had in our building at the time".
Tweek Tweak is a boy characterized by his hyperactivity, paranoia and anxiety, due to his mass consumption of coffee. His strained voice is provided by Stone, and he tends to scream, "Oh, God!", "Oh, Jesus, dude!", "GAH!", and "Too much pressure!". His name is taken from a slang term referring to recreational users of methamphetamine, as well as hyperactive or dysfunctional people in general.
While Tweek's parents — who run a coffee shop — attribute his problems to ADHD predominantly inattentive, originally it seemed to be a result of giving Tweek coffee too frequently to "calm him down". In The Stick of Truth, however, it is revealed that it is the methamphetamine that Tweek's parents slip into his coffee which is the true cause of his paranoia, shakes, and addiction to their coffee. As a result, Tweek is constantly shaking or twitching and is always depicted with spiky, dishevelled blond hair and a poorly-buttoned shirt. He seems unaware of this as he begs for coffee and has offered coffee to other kids.
Tweek is introduced in the season two (1998) episode "Gnomes", and is as prominent as one of the four main characters through the middle portion of the sixth season (2002). The character Kenny is absent during the majority of the season, which allowed the show's creators and writing staff an opportunity to provide larger roles for both Tweek and Butters, both of whom were growing more popular with both the viewers and staff of the show. Kenny ultimately returns in the season finale "Red Sleigh Down", and though Butters has continued as a significant presence as the de facto fifth main character, Tweek had very few lines until The Stick of Truth. It is in the season 19 episode "Tweek x Craig" that he is forced into a relationship with Craig Tucker, seemingly just to appease the townspeople; however in later productions, such as the season 21 episode "Put It Down" and The Fractured But Whole, they are shown through their continuous treatment of each other as romantic partners even in private settings to be a real couple.
Wendy Testaburger is the show's most prominent female student. Her best friend is Bebe Stevens, and her boyfriend is Stan Marsh, though their relationship as such has received less focus in the show's later seasons. Wendy has previously been voiced by Karri Turner (in the unaired pilot), Mary Kay Bergman, Mona Marshall, Eliza Schneider, and is currently voiced by April Stewart. Fellow co-creator Matt Stone has also cited the name of Wendy Westaburger, the wife of an old friend from his childhood. She wears a pink/purple beret, a purple coat, and yellow pants. She has long black hair with uneven bangs. Wendy made her first appearance unnamed, but clearly recognizable, in "The Spirit of Christmas". Wendy has a very strong dislike for Cartman, as he has cursed her out multiple times for her feminist beliefs, and regularly belittles her when she tries to speak in class. In "Breast Cancer Show Ever", she defends her beliefs and reputation by fighting Cartman, which Cartman tries very hard to avoid because he is afraid that the other male students will make fun of him for being beaten up by a girl. Cartman is genuinely afraid of Wendy, despite telling her in front of the others that she can't beat him because she's a "chick". Wendy proves her strength by beating him.
Several other students appear as recurring background characters, while also having minor roles in various episodes, including:
- Bill Allen and Fosse McDonald (voiced by Trey Parker) are two bullies who occasionally antagonize the main characters. They constantly give off obnoxious giggles in deep voices, and refer to everything as "gay". Their demeanor is similar to that of Beavis and Butthead. In the episode "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig", they act as the sidekicks of Terrance Mephesto, who is the son of mad scientist Alphonse Mephesto. They also play a small but crucial role in the season 7 episode Lil Crime Stoppers, by kidnapping a girl's doll, thus allowing the boys to become real detectives. Though none of them appear in class any longer, they are still frequent background characters.
- Charlotte is a Canadian ex-girlfriend of Butters'., she appears in Where My Country Gone?
- Damien Thorn (voiced by Matt Stone) is the eponymous character of a first-season episode. Inspired by Damien Thorn from the 1976 horror film The Omen, Damien is Satan's son, who briefly attended South Park Elementary before moving from South Park. He later makes cameo appearances in "Professor Chaos", "The Death Camp of Tolerance", "Dances with Smurfs", "Funnybot" and the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.
- Dog Poo Petuski (or DogPoo) (voiced by Trey Parker) is characterized by his lack of personal hygiene, and resembles Pig-Pen from Peanuts. Dog Poo is almost exclusively used as a background character, his only speaking roles coming in the episodes "Professor Chaos" (in which both he and Cartman acknowledge his status as a background character) and "It's a Jersey Thing". He still occasionally appears in the hallway.
- Jason White (voiced by Trey Parker) is visually modeled after Jason McHugh, an actor who starred in the movies Cannibal! The Musical and Orgazmo, both written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Jason has a receding hairline of brown hair and wears a purple coat with a dark gray collar and a pair of blue jeans. Although he appears in the hallways of South Park Elementary in episodes like "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", he has only appeared in class in "South Park is Gay!" His surname, younger sister, father Bob, and mother are first established in the 2017 episode "Splatty Tomato", in which his newly established surname is used to satirize support for President Donald Trump among white Americans. In the episode, President Garrison, who is an analog of President Trump, appears in South Park, and while the townsfolk want to get rid of him, one of them points out that "the Whites still support the President!"
- Leroy Jenkins (voiced by Matt Stone) first appears in the episode "Mystery of the Urinal Deuce" where he shows his pet frog to the class during show and tell. After that, he is only seen in the background like most of the minor students. He is seen wearing a blue shirt and glasses and has freckles and brown hair. His name is a reference to the Leeroy Jenkins meme.
- Kevin Stoley (voiced by Matt Stone) is characterized by his preference to bring along his "Star Wars and Star Trek"-related toys, much to the annoyance of other characters who are participating in role-playing games not associated with "Star Wars or Star Trek". In "Conjoined Fetus Lady", it is revealed that Kevin is of Chinese ancestry. In "Fatbeard", he plays a bigger role where he becomes part of Cartman's pirate crew. Kevin has black hair and wears a light blue shirt.
- David Rodriguez (voiced by Matt Stone) is a Mexican busboy from Boise, Idaho who made his first major appearance in the end of "The City Part of Town" but made his speaking debut in "You're Not Yelping". His family owns a Mexican restaurant in South Park called Nueva Familia. Since then, he has been seen hanging out with the four main boys at South Park Elementary. Although his name is spelled as David, it is actually pronounced as Dah-veed.
- Bradley Biggle (voiced by Matt Stone) is a background character who speaks occasionally, making his first appearance in "Rainforest Shmainforest". His character is finally developed in the "Coon and Friends" story arc, when he plays superheroes with the other boys. His superhero handle is Mintberry Crunch. For his choice, he is ridiculed by Cartman and discouraged by the other kids who play superheroes. In the third episode, he unexpectedly takes center stage when he is revealed to be not only the younger brother of Henrietta, but also an extraterrestrial with actual super powers, Gok-zarah, from the planet Kokajun.
- Red (also known as Bertha and Rebecca) (voiced by Eliza Schneider, Mona Marshall and April Stewart) is a girl who, as her name suggests, has dark red hair. She is frequently featured as Bebe and Wendy's friend.
- Sally Turner formely Powder, was first seen in Rainforest Shmainforest as part of the Getting Gay With Kids choir, but has been seen in the South Park Elementary fourth grade class ever since. Sally worked with Kenny McCormick on the egg science project in Follow That Egg". As of later seasons, she appears to have been demoted to a background character, Sally has similar hair and clothes to two other females in her class, most notably Red. She wears a navy blue sweater and sea green trousers, as many of her female classmates do. Her hair is similar to that of Red's, except that Sally lacks bangs, and she has a pink clip tying her hair back on the right.
- Allie Nelson is a student and a background character at South Park Elementary, She has shoulder-length brown hair. She wears a purple sweater and a grey skirt. She also wears black shoes and can usually be seen holding a teal trapper keeper, She never speaking.
- Annie , is a background character, She joined Butters "kissing company" in Butters' Bottom Bitch She appeared a few times afterwards, Annie has short, curly, orange hair with a cyan clip with a yellow flower on it. She wears a light pink-rimmed, pink shirt with a yellow flower at its center, a cyan jacket, and blue pants, she never speaking exepted Hummels & Heroin, who informs Marcus about an dressed entertainer as the character Peppa Pig death.
- Annie Knitts (formely as Annie Nelson and Annie Faulk) (voiced by Mary Kay Bergman, Eliza Schneider and April Stewart) is a background character who speaks occasionally. Despite never having a significant role with the exception of "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", she has appeared in every classroom scene since the first episode of the series.
- Francis is a background character who speaks occasionally. He has a light brown sweatshirt with Snacky Smores logo on it, brown hair with lock down bangs on his forehead and pair of dark blue jeans.
- Lola is a background female character voiced by April Stewart. She wears a dark green sweatshirt and has long brown hair in which one strand is near her left eye, while wearing a plastic headband. She is paired up with Token for Mrs. Garrison's assignment in "Follow That Egg!", one of the only episodes where her name is mentioned, the other being "The Hobbit", where she says her name during cheerleader role call. Her first appearance came in "AWESOM-O".
- Jessie is a girl who first appeared in "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset". She wears a pink sweatshirt with flower logo on it, pair of blue jeans and has long blonde hair in which one strand is near her left eye, while wearing a plastic headband. She has a friend named Kal.
- Kal is a wavy brown-haired girl. She has a pink bow on her hair. Her first appearance is "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset". She has a friend named Jessie
- Scott Malkinson is a background character who speaks occasionally. He has a lisp and diabetes, and it is portrayed to be totally uncool to hang out with him. He wears a light green jacket and has dark teal trousers. In "Elementary School Musical" Cartman makes fun of his lisp and diabetes. In "Going Native", Butters is said to have beaten him up off-screen. However, in "A Song of Ass and Fire" and "Titties and Dragons", they are paired together trying to get help from George R. R. Martin.
- Jenny Simons is one of the more popular fourth grade girls. She has black hair held back with a violet headband and wears blue coat. Her first appearance was in "The List". In "Bass to Mouth", she poops her pants and then attempts to commit suicide.
- Trent Boyett was a classmate who only appeared once in "Pre-School". Characterized as the class bully, Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny once had him light a piece of paper in order for them to put it out, as they had been playing firemen. The fire resulted in their teacher catching fire and suffering major burns over her body. Despite arguing his innocence, the boys lied and said it was his fault, and Butters, the only other one who knew the truth, was reluctant to clear him out of fear of getting in trouble with his parents. Trent was sent to juvenile hall for five years. Upon release, he sought revenge upon them, putting Butters in the hospital and targeting Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny next. Trent was once again sent away after the teacher was again set ablaze during his attempt to take revenge on the boys. He hasn't been seen since.
- Esther. First appearing in "Rainforest Shmainforest", Esther is a member of Ms.Stevens' dancing choir. Esther bears a resemblance to Kevin Stoley, whom many fans believe she is related to, and is sometimes in the back of Mr. Garrison's classroom. She worked with Bradley Biggle on the egg project and was interviewed by the South Park Gazette about youth narcissism, which she is an expert on because she is a young narcissist herself
- Thomas is a boy with Tourette's Syndrome. He wears a buttoned shirt, has dirty-blonde hair, and bags under his eyes. His only appearance was in Le Petit Tourette. He is generally nervous and embarrassed by his affliction, and he explains that his dad divorced his mother because of his uncontrollable tics, and that his mom would better off if he was dead. He and Kyle attempted to stop Cartman, inspired to fake Tourette's by Thomas, from saying offensive things on live TV, unaware that Cartman had lost his ability to filter what he said. Craig Tucker seemed to be attracted to Thomas in one of the final scenes, asking Thomas if he could do his laundry for him. This event foreshadows Tweek x Craig, where Craig enters a relationship with Tweek Tweak.
- Nathan and Mimsy are two recurring antagonists on the show, most frequently towards Timmy Burch and Jimmy Valmer. Nathan has Down Syndrome, but is rather smart in his plans, usually only having them ruined by Mimsy, who has an unspecified mental disability. Nathan wears a black jacket, red-ish sunglasses, and has long, blone hair. Mimsy, on the other hand, is physically larger, wears a brown tuxedo, and has a slight lazy eye. Nathan expresses hatred towards both Timmy and Jimmy, while Mimsy just carries out his plans for him. They seem to be based off old-school Looney Tunes villains, being as their plans seem to always fail in some way, usually resulting in physical damage to Nathan himself. Nathan is abusive towards Mimsy whenever he says something to anger Nathan, usually resulting in Nathan slapping Mimsy and telling him to shut up. Nathan wasn't originally a villain, but offered Jimmy steroids in the episode Up The Down Steroid.
Students from other grades
Dougie is a red-haired, freckled, second-grade boy with glasses, who first appeared in "Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub". His most prominent appearances come when he assumes the role of General Disarray, sidekick to Butters's alter-ego Professor Chaos. He wants to be a TV news reporter when he grows up. In "Simpsons Already Did It", he displays a thorough knowledge of the TV show The Simpsons, pointing that all of Professor Chaos' schemes resemble plots of that show. He was also the one to let Butters know that freezing oneself in the snow was actually not a good idea when Butters helped Cartman to do so in the episode "Go God Go".
Fillmore Anderson is a kindergartner who is sometimes featured in small roles in a variety of episodes, particularly where younger students are featured. He is revealed in "Trapper Keeper" to be the nephew of Rosie O'Donnell.
Gordon Stoltski was a third grader that read the announcements at South Park elementary until he is killed in a double-murder/suicide perpetrated by a distraught cuckold in Dances with Smurfs, who mistakes the child for a 40-year-old truck driver from Chicago.
- Henrietta Biggle
The Goth kids are a group of stereotypical goths composed of four members: Michael, a tall, curly-haired sixth-grade boy who sometimes walks with a cane; Pete, a boy with black hair with dyed red streaks who constantly flicks his long bangs out of the way when it gets in his eyes and appears to be a fourth grader; Firkle, the youngest member and a child who appears to be a kindergartner, and Henrietta Biggle, an overweight girl who also appears to be in fourth grade. In season 14, they were finally added to the title sequence of the show after making several appearances since season 7.
The Goth kids were first introduced in the episode "Raisins" from season 7 and Stan briefly became the fifth member of their group, his nickname being "Raven". The Goth kids frequently stereotype everyone else and display double standards in their talks about conformity; however, they are also often portrayed in a sympathetic light. The Goth kids are easily provoked and are very protective of their image. However, they have been seen to be open about welcoming new members to their group, such as Stan, and on one occasion, offered Butters a chance to join. The Goth kids find it annoying to be confused with the Hot Topic "vampire" kids from the episode "The Ungroundable" in season 12. and even more frustrating to be compared with emo kids.
The Goth kids were seen taking part in a talent show in season 9 performing a song about never taking part in a talent show. Michael was in Stan's dance crew in "You Got F'd in the A" and he was also seen in the episode from season 15 "T.M.I.", when Cartman attended an anger management class. The Goth kids are never seen attending school lessons but it is indicated by Pete that they do as he complained about going to P.E. class. The Goth kids are usually seen listening to goth music, writing or reading Gothic poetry, drinking coffee and smoking. All the Goth kids appeared as followers of Cthulhu in "Mysterion Rises", though they became disillusioned in the following episode because Cthulhu had not lived up to their expectations.
Both Pete and Michael were seen in the episode "Goobacks" during the "Work for a Better Future" song when they were helping clean up litter. The Goth kids are prominent characters in the episode "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers" where the Goth boys are shocked to discover that Henrietta has become an emo after having been sent to a special camp by her parents. The episode demonstrates the loyalty and close friendship between the Goth kids, as they go to extreme measures to ask their sworn enemies (the vampire kids) for help. All the Goth kids appear to have a liking for video games as in season 9 they were some of the first in line to purchase the Sony PSP when it first came out. They were also more recently seen in season 17 when they sided with Stan during a games console battle between Stan's side (who favored the PlayStation 4) and Cartman's side (who favored the Xbox One console) about which console was the best and who was going to be the first in line to purchase their favorite.
Along with the four main Goth kids and Stan, another unnamed Goth girl was seen with the group such as in "Goobacks" she is seen helping the other Goth kids pick up litter during the "Work for a better future" song. She also appears in the intro sequence from Season 9 onwards replacing Firkle. She is as of yet unnamed and has only appeared in those two short cameos.
Sir Ike Moisha Broflovski is Kyle's younger adopted brother, and the only Canadian-born student at the school. He is a gifted three-year-old, and received advanced placement in the school's kindergarten class. Ike is voiced by the children of the people who work at the South Park Studios. As with nearly all the Canadians in the show, the top half of his head is disconnected from the bottom, at the jaw line.
Tammy Warner is a fifth grade girl who made her first appearance on the season 13 episode, "The Ring", as Kenny's girlfriend, though it is later revealed that she gave another male student a blowjob at T.G.I. Friday's, and eventually does the same to Kenny, causing him to die of syphilis. She is a particularly huge fan of the Jonas Brothers.
The Sixth-Graders are a group of older students who tend to bully the fourth-graders. They are usually seen riding their bicycles. They were originally depicted as fifth graders, but moved to sixth grade in the fourth season. Their leader is a boy with a distinctive haircut who is always depicted wearing a shirt with a logo of his own face. He also appears to be Asian American. He regularly refers to the fourth-graders disparagingly as "Fourthies". Episodes concerning the sixth-graders' interactions with the main characters have become less frequent in later seasons.
In other media
Wendy and Pip were multi-player characters in the video game South Park. The preceding two characters, along with Tweek, Bebe and Damien, were playable in South Park Rally. All aforementioned characters (with the exception of Damien), along with Craig, Clyde, Token, Jimmy, Timmy and Red, are unlockable characters along with Butters Stotch and Professor Chaos (only available as an exclusive Downloadable Content code) in South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!.
In South Park: the Stick of Truth, Butters, Kenny, Stan, Jimmy, Kyle, and Cartman are all playable alongside the player’s avatar. In the game’s sequel, all 7 playable characters return, along with Craig, Clyde, Scott Malkinson, Wendy, Tweek, and Token. DLC for the game added in Bradley and Henrietta