[[folder:Main Students]]
!'''Adam Lyon'''
->Voiced by: Nika Futterman
A human boy who was transferred from Chester Arthur Middle School to Charles Darwin Middle School by an accidental misspelling of his last name from "Lyon" to "Lion".

* AssholeVictim: In Hyena And The Mighty, after Adam is being [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristically mean to poor old Rufus,]] he gets injured by random machines in a stunt. But you can't feel bad for him for being a jerk to Rufus.
* BodyHorror: At the end of Hyena and the Mighty, Adam gets beat up by random machines after threatening Rufus to stop crying and Adam's beating makes Rufus laugh and results in Adam getting injured and bruised. But he deserved it for the massive jerk he was being.
* ButtMonkey
* TheChewToy
* DeadpanSnarker
* FailureHero: Most of the time.
* TheHero: The closest this show has to one.
* JerkassBall: The Hyena And The Mighty.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: The Hyena And The Mighty. His abuse of Rufus Hyena. Particularly the scene where he threatens the hyena with physical violence to stop crying.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: See BodyHorror above.
* TheNapoleon: He's in middle school and is short and stout.
* OnlySaneMan: ''Literally.''
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Jake's Manly Man.
* StrangerInAStrangeSchool: A human boy accidentally sent to an animal school.
* TokenHuman
* YouthfulFreckles

!'''Jake Spidermonkey'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TomKenny
A spider monkey who quickly became Adam's best friend. He is often very possessive of Adam and hates not having him around regularly. Jake is emotional and goofy who takes to heart some of Adam's comments and actions, leading to some overly dramatic and exaggerated reactions. He can be lazy and selfish, but at the same time he is also fairly sensible.

* AmbiguouslyGay: Jake appears to like Adam as a bit more than just his best friend.
* CrazyJealousGuy
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* IdiotHoudini:: Usually when he causes mischief, Adam gets the blame.
* JerkAss
* TheLancer
* LargeHam
* NeverMyFault
* PrehensileTail: Well he is a spidermonkey after all.
* RunningGag: His obsession with his own butt.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Adam's Sensitive Guy.
* WithFriendsLikeThese

!'''Windsor Gorilla'''
->Voiced by: Rick Gomez
A highly intelligent lowland gorilla who serves as the anti-bully at the school and often gives confusing wisdom to people. He speaks in a soft-spoken and nearly monotonous manner, often stringing together technical words as a matter of his normal speech.

* AmbiguouslyGay: In The Hyena And The Mighty, he calls Rufus Hyena his sweet, implying the two may be in a relationship despite Rufus being a one shot character. However, later, he was seen being attracted to another female gorrila
* TheBigGuy
* DeadpanSnarker
* GeniusBruiser: He's both intelligent and powerful.
* GentleGiant: Despite his massive physique, he's perfectly capable of taking care of a baby for a school project.

!'''Ingrid Giraffe'''
->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle
A female masai giraffe. Her towering height only adds to her feelings of insecurity as she tries desperately to blend into the background. She has a crush on Adam.

* {{Adorkable}}
* BreakTheCutie: Quite a few episodes do this to her.
* TheChick
* CuteClumsyGirl
* ClingyJealousGirl: She tries to break up Kerry and Adam more thann once.
* DoggedNiceGirl: To Adam.
* HugeSchoolgirl: The tallest character in the show (her head is out of the screen most of the time).
* ShrinkingViolet
* StalkerWithACrush: To Adam of all people.
* {{Yandere}}

!'''Slips Python'''
->Voiced by: Rick Gomez
An easy-going, street-talking green tree python. He is an underachiever and excessive daydreamer who's gullibility allows him to believe anything he hears, which makes him a constant source of misinformation.

* CloudCuckooLander: His antics and personality make him border one being one
* TheDitz: Moreso the anyone else in the show.
* TheHeart
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Averted. He's actually a pretty decent guy.
* SurferDude: Talks like this.
* TheStoner: Acts like one

!'''Guadalupe "Lupe" Toucan'''
->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle
A female Keel-billed toucan, who is loud-mouthed, acerbic, dominating and materialistic, although she considers herself to be mild-tempered and low maintenance.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She talks with a Latino accent that's super seductive.

[[folder:Other Students]]
!'''Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski'''
->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr
A bull shark and the school's bully.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: His big sister is a way better bully than he'll ever be. He's extremely sensitive about this fact. Especially so when she managed to teach Adam to go frenzy in minutes though trolling. A concept he himself spent the whole episode trying to teach the ever oblivious Adam to no avail.
* TheBully: At least until his big sister comes in.
* MobileFishbowl: Wears a special headset over his gills to breathe while on dry land.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: He's mostly called "Bull"
* VerbalTic: Takes a deep breath between his words every once in a while.

!'''Henry Armadillo'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TomKenny
A nine-banded armadillo with a Texas accent and a reporter in the school media.

* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Southern
* NerdGlasses
* TooKinkyToTorture: He seems to ''like'' everyone treating him like crap.

!'''Phineas Porpoise'''
->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr
A nerdy bottlenose dolphin.

* HollywoodNerd
* InsufferableGenius
* TheLeader: Of his fellow nerds: [[ShownTheirWork a pig, an elephant, an octopus, and a parrot]].
* NonindicativeName: Though Phineas Dolphin doesn't quite have the same roll off the tongue.

!'''Margaret Rhino, Joanna Buffalo, and [=LeTanya=] Hippo'''
A trio consisting of a Sumatran rhino, cape buffalo, and hippopotamus.

* BigBeautifulWoman and BrainlessBeauty
* BigEater: All three.
* ValleyGirl: Joanna
* SassyBlackGirl: [=LeTanya=]

!'''James Ant'''
A red ant.

!'''Dickie Sugarjumper'''
->Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr
A sugar glider and the school jokester.

!'''Endugu Elephant'''
A Jamaican-American African Elephant

[[folder:School Staff]]
!'''Principal Poncherello Pegone Pixiefrog'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MauriceLaMarche
The pint-sized African Bullfrog head of Charles Darwin Middle School.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Although not very bright, he has been shown to handle crisis quite well.
* DeanBitterman: Averted. Though on one occasion he threaten Adam to get Henry to stay in the school[[note]]meaning a nausea-making student would return[[/note]] or else would send him to Siberia, though later he admit he was bluffing.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He once beat a rhinoceros in a wrestling match.
* TheNapoleon: He's a tiny frog that's in charge of the whole school.
* SmallNameBigEgo: And small body.
* WhyDidIthaveToBeSnakes: Well,...lawyers actually,

!'''Mrs. Geraldine Sharon Warthog'''
->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle
Principal Pixiefrog's secretary.

* ApatheticTeacher: Or secretary in this case.
* SassySecretary: Responsible for most of the jokes around Pixiefrog.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chocolate, which she'll devour upon command.

!'''Mr. Cyrus Hornbill'''
->Voiced by: Creator/MauriceLaMarche
A rhinoceros teacher usually seen teaching whatever class is not covered by the other teachers.

* ButtMonkey
* GentleGiant
* NonIndicativeName: Hornbills are a group of birds found in Asia, but he's actually a rhinoceros.

!'''Mr. Maurice Mandrill'''
->Voiced by: MauriceLaMarche
The school counselor.

* [[HippieTeacher Hippie Counselor]]: He's the school's psychologist and music teacher..

!'''Miss Chameleon'''
->Voiced by: Nika Futterman
The overly-dramatic drama teacher.

* LargeHam: Her voice can go eerily high.

!'''Coach Tiffany Gills'''
-> Voiced by: Brian Doyle-Murray
A deep-voiced goldfish and the school's gym teacher.

* LargeHam: She almost always talks in a loud voice.
* MobileFishbowl: Teaches from a bowl wheeled around by Vice Coach Horace.
* VocalDissonance: You wouldn't expect a goldfish to have such a deep voice, would you?

!'''Vice Coach Horace Ferret'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TomKenny and Robert Goulet in Animal School Musical
Coach Gills' ferret assistant.

* CuteMute
* PerpetualFrowner
* SatelliteCharacter: To Coach Gills
* SilentSnarker
* TheVoiceless: Except in Animal School Musical
* WeaselMascot

!'''Mrs. Eugenia Tusk'''
->Voiced by: Creator/CreeSummer
The lunchlady.

* GentleGiant
* LoveInterest: To Mr. Hornbill (despite the fact she's married)

!'''Nurse Jacquline Gazelle'''
->Voiced by: Creator/GreyDeLisle
The school nurse.

* DumbBlonde: She mentioned that she's got a brain the size of a peanut in "Inoculation Day".
* TheMedic
* SchoolNurse

!'''Mr. Blowhole'''
->Voiced by: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker
A whale who is usually seen as the teacher of the nerds. Accompanied by whale noises whenever he talks.

!'''Kerry Anderson'''
->Voiced by: Creator/CreeSummer

* AmbiguouslyBrown
* {{Love Interest|s}}: She's one of Adam.
* PeekABangs