By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Many kids, and parents, are dreading the words “back to school” as we head into August. A new survey by the National Retail Federation shows parents of students in kindergarten through 12th grade expect to drop $700 on average for school supplies this fall.

A big chunk of that is on clothing and accessories.

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Electronics, such as computers, calculators and phones came in second.

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“It seems that more and more schools are requiring you to have these things, no surprise there,” said Mark Matthews, of the National Retail Federation.

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Parents of college-bound students expect to spend about $1,000. Most of their money will go towards electronics, followed by dorm furnishings.