Who is the most famous high school freshman in all of New York City? Probably Lourdes Leon, Madonna's 13-year-old daughter, who was one of 77% of public school students attending the first day of school (the low attendance is due to the fact that today and tomorrow are school holidays). The Daily News was at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and reports that the teen "hugged a few friends and chatted with others after arriving at the Manhattan school at 8 a.m." and wore "sported ankle-high leather boots, a black skirt and a plaid sleeveless shirt over a white T-shirt. She clutched a cell phone, with a multicolored wristband on her right arm offset by an assortment of bracelets on her left."

Laguardia, which inspired the movie Fame as well as parents to lie about their residency, requires potential students to audition (Lourdes is apparently studying drama, which means she needed to prepare a monologue!). One student said, "I saw [Lourdes] in the morning and in the cafeteria. She was talking to people. ... She blends in with everyone. She seems like a normal person," while another said "I don't want to be like, 'Your mom's a celebrity.' But if the occasion arises, I'd definitely talk to her."