of high school, these archetypal cliques are more well-rounded and mixed.
However, upon analyzing the classes after moving four times, I find it interesting that there are typical types of students in every class--whether you live on the other side of the world than I. Although, it must be noted that not one person can have all of the criteria I will mention in this analytical article.
What stood out to me the most are the "Teacher Suck-Ups": they tend to be confident and most outspoken in the class. From a first glance, they are considered to be extroverted and maybe athletic. Once you get to know a "Teacher Suck-Up", you will realize that they love to talk about themselves and the achievements they made.
They will obviously 'brown nose' the teacher and try their hardest to be close to them. From what I've gathered, they either do it to gain a positive reputation or because it's in their personality.
An example of what a "Teacher Suck-Up" may do is to compliment the teacher or small talk with them; talk about the weather or plans during the weekend, anything that will raise their reputation. What I have also found out about them is that, behind the teacher's back, they can be a bully towards the other students. What I think gives them the right to do this is because they feel like they are better than everyone else and how else can one showcase that? By making others feel bad about themselves so they think that the Teacher Suck-Ups are right--that they are better than everyone else. Teacher Suck-Ups may also bully because they've gained the trust from the teacher and have gained that positive reputation, no one would believe that the Teacher Suck-Up would do such a thing. More often than not, they get away with it.
Although, there is a case that they do end up realizing that bullying is wrong; or in another case, they don't bully at all.
These students are without a doubt the most passive-aggressive types of students. In some classes, there may be more than one--and the domination game will be highly visible between the two/three/four or more. In most cases, it's just one or two.
It should be noted that not one student will be a Teacher Suck-Up, but they can also have the criteria of another type of students.
 brown nose: a person trying to please their superior for advantage.