Max Keeble, the victim of his 7th grade class, has to put up day-to-day antics of bullies Troy McGinty and Dobbs, and his corrupt school principal Elliot T. Jindrake. After he learns his father has gotten a promotion and they will be moving to Chicago, he plots to get revenge against the bullies and other antagonistic figures and earn the love of his crush Jenna. In the end, his family tells him they are not moving and he must now work to make amends to a school suffering from his antics.