(I think this is aimed more at college since high schools often have assigned seats and much smaller classrooms)
Ran across this old blog article, some of you may have seen it before: http://wonderingpondering.wordpress....ality-profile/
Basically a prof got his/her students to sign into their seats all year, and correlated their GPA with their seating location. Kinda cool, although it's only one class of course.
So where did you usually sit in class? What was your GPA? did where you sit in class correlate with classes you did better or worse in?
For me: my preferred spot in undergrad classes I liked/wanted to pay attention in was between 1/3 and 2/3 of the way back, in the middle next to an aisle seat or if I was "not early" which was often, on the sides of the room. In classes that didn't require me to pay attention (I guess I was going in the hopes that something would sink through my brain anyway ) I'd be either in the very back row so nobody could see my computer screen, or in a very large class, about 2/3 of the way back so I can still see the board, but on the side of the room.
Grad classes are a lot smaller. Here I usually sit in the back row, if I can.
The classes I did worst in were biochem and microbiology, and I don't think I sat differently in those classes, except for skipping at least 1/2 the classes for each. The most relevant factor was how interesting the class was.
edit: oh and I graduated with the GPA equivalent of A- overall, with classes ranging from C to A+, mostly just a few low classes destroying my GPA (An A+ gets you 10/10 towards your GPA...a C gets you a 4/10, so it ruins the average).