What's more - of course you need a planner that follows the academic year: starting August or september and lasting through to Juli in the following year.
In previous years there were few cute or cool date books to be found, but that is starting to change. I've found you a few student planners that you won't be afraid to pull out of your bag.
The Skulls Design Mead Doodle Planner is one funky date book that is meant for boys and young men. Looking cool, it's yet also practical. It has weekly AND monthly pages, room for your class schedule, helps you keep track of your grades and has information on the US: states and capitals, conversions for weights and measurements and a list of commonly misspelled words.
Aimed at High School students I think.
The Day Runner Madrid Recycled Weekly/Monthly Planner is clearly meant for girls. The design is in black and white, but with a lovely classic floral pattern. This date book has a very basic interior, but it's enough: weekly and monthly pages, room for notes and addresses.
The Aspire Student Agenda Day Planner is aimed at Middle School students. The weekly pages are illustrated with information on all kinds of fun topics and pictures. The Aspire, Achieve and Advance Action series of student planners is aimed at students of all ages of either gender. Aspire is clearly meant for the youngest students, grade 6, while Achieve and Advance are aimed at older Middle and High School students.
Aside from age appropriate information and design, these planners are made to last the year even when mishandled the way only teenagers can mishandle their stuff.