Cliques are the different groups of characters found at Bullworth Academy and the surrounding area. There are six main cliques, those cliques being Nerds, Bullies, Preppies, Greasers, Jocks, and Townies, that form a hierarchy. There are some students that do not belong to any clique, which are known as Non-Clique Students.
The cliques all have hangouts at Bullworth Academy and an area of Bullworth "ruled" by the clique. The Jock clique is the exception to this rule, as they are rarely seen off campus.
The clique leaders only appear in missions and cutscenes. Russell is the only exception, and can be found in specific locations on campus at Bullworth Academy throughout the day.
If Jimmy's respect level is sufficient enough or the player starts a new game, the Nerds and Non-Clique Students will be scared of Jimmy if he taunts/shove taunts them enough. However, it is hard to scare any another clique member, such as Bif Taylor and Damon West.
- The Nerds are led by Earnest Jones, and they mainly hang out at the Library and at the Dragon's Wing Comics.
- The Bullies are led by Russell Northrop, and they mainly hang out at the Parking Lot and at the In-And-Out Motel.
- The Preppies are led by Derby Harrington, and they mainly hang out at Harrington House and in Old Bullworth Vale.
- The Greasers are led by Johnny Vincent, and they mainly hang out at the Auto Shop and in New Coventry.
- The Jocks are led by Ted Thompson, and they mainly hang out at the Gym and the Football Field.
- The Townies are led by Edgar Munsen, and they mainly hang out in Blue Skies Industrial Park.