It's that time of year again.
Parents are gearing up for the back-to-school shopping rush, and the cost of supplies has risen.
This year, expect to spend $659 if your child is in elementary school, a 1.5 percent increase from 2015. Parents of middle schoolers can expect to shell out $957 per child, up 1.6 percent from last year.
For high school, expect to spend $1,498 per child — 6.8 percent more than last year, according to the Huntington Bank Backpack Index.
Which items are the most costly? Let's start off with the graphing calculator your child will likely need for geometry, trigonometry and advanced placement calculus: The TI-84 Plus is running at about $120, according to the index.
Keep an eye out for discounts. You can pick one up for $88 if you're a member of Amazon Prime.
— By CNBC's Darla Mercado
Posted 29 July 2016