to become popular in school you have to be cool. you also must be brave and matured. dont be afraid to talk to others, give respect to others and show them that you care. making friends is one of the first steps you must take, apply the above to your friendships and you will see other do the same to you. you dont need looks to be popular. you need character, what is character. well, character is your attitude. dont be a shy person for starters. be outgoing, if you have problems, dont let your problems control you. everyone has problems, and yes, even popular people have problems, but they go on being popular anyway. so take the same approach, while its important to resolve your problems, you shouldnt let them control your life.