Top Ten Most Common Rules at School


The Top Ten

1 Raise your hand before you speak

This list should be named "Most disobeyed school rules" - Animefan12

I never do this

No disrespecting others religion


V 44 Comments
2 Be on task

Nice people making friends ask a get number do ask you did is she talk the be Hi Say

Be diligent like me

I don't care

I always zone out, and I miss all the directions. - Luckys

V 7 Comments
3 No eating in class

Nah you shouldn't do that

I sneak food in class and other people beg me for some or they will tell on me

But what if you are hungry - gp30-47

We are aloud to eat in class at my school

V 28 Comments
4 Keep your hands and feet to yourself

I was told this... then someone was literally fighting me and all the teachers are like, "why didn't you defend yourself? " I was literally told not too.

Are we in pre-school? - Luckys


Should we cut them off or you will change the rules

V 6 Comments
5 Be respectful to other students

You should talk calmly and firmly to other students

Sometimes teachers are disrespectful to the students as well

CartoonsGirl we must go to the same school or something I have yet to be told something nice by anyone at my school.

Could they teach that to my classmates? Because they don't know the definition of respectful. - CartoonsGirl

V 8 Comments
6 No talking when the teacher is talking

Teacher: Why are you talking when I'm teaching?
Me: Why are you teaching when I'm talking? - Pegasister12

What if you have to say
wallahi - gp30-47


You should never talk when the teacher is talking because you might miss something important

V 8 Comments
7 All assignments must be done on time

I agree with this, unless there is a medical reason and/or valid reason to have not done the assignment

I don't do

Would you rather do your homework or be scolded by the teacher/call parents

They be on timde

V 2 Comments
8 Get to school on time

You need to set your alarm at 8 every morning and wake up at 5:15

That's what I always do. am always early

GET to SChOOl on TImE or yOUr PaREnts MIgHT be arREstEd

Get to school on time helps not missing out classes and being there on time gets you into a routine

V 11 Comments
9 Pay attention

Nah that's long - gp30-47

The one rule I don't follow. - Luckys

To the guy that said if you don't pay attention you don't get your work done. TEACHER'S PET!

I pay attention to the dreams I have in class does that count?

V 6 Comments
10 No running

The one I hate the most,the only way to not get late is run so that's the most crazy rule I ever know

Someone could get hurt

What if feds are chasing yu - gp30-47

What if there is a fire or explosion. You have to run in situations like that. - cosmo

V 8 Comments

The Contenders

11 Always use the bathroom at break and lunchtime

Ikr! I am a woman, which means I don't choose when stuff comes out of me. So... you'll just have to get a bloody chair then... oh well... - HyenaLover

That is wrong

So we have to pee our pants, then...

I agree I’m a lady I don’t choose what comes out I totally agree with HyenaLover

12 Always remain in your seat


Teachers move around why can't we

So should we pee on the chair

Fair point though...

V 7 Comments
13 Don't vandalize school property

Good job buddy

It is true if u want your name to remain in the school do something good

It's not vandalizing. It's called art. We learn it in school

U shall not!

14 Do not shout in the class

I have autism - gp30-47

What if you have tourettes? - gp30-47

I agree so much!

I agree cause if we shout we could disturb the other class that could be paying attention

V 1 Comment
15 Be nice

Not to a bully - ElSherlock

Be nice if they deserve it

Only to people who are nice to you!


V 1 Comment
16 Don't use foul language

How come some teachers can do it

If only others would follow that rule

17 Stay focused

That is the same as #10 - Animefan12

... What if there is a fire... - DapperPickle

18 Don't chew gum

This one makes sense bcs of the lazy students who stick the finished gum anywhere and everywhere

My homeroom teacher came into class one day and she was chewing gum... so if the teachers are breaking this rule, it's kind of pointless. My classmates always chew gum. I don't chew it but I don't like it

I disagree because it is not changing anything in your education

Gum actually helps it strengthens your teeth so yeah

V 8 Comments
19 No racism

Glad there is no racism at my school. - Userguy44

This one is the most sensible. Stop hating on blacks, asians or pacific islanders! - MChkflaguard_Yt

My high school special ed teacher hates me and I'm Asian. I'm the only Asian in the class and I constantly get in trouble for no reason.

Stop hating on people - GatorBoy

V 4 Comments
20 No fighting

Beef has to be dealt with - gp30-47

This happened too much at my school. Bullies asked for it. - Userguy44

This happens at my school all the time - ElSherlock

Firstly this should be thought to the ALWAYS BULLYING people!

V 3 Comments
21 Use the correct uniform

America is the lucky country they don't have uniforms.

In India, if it is any student's birthday, they are allowed to wear their favourite dresses. Dunno whether it is applied in other countries. - Animefan12

I hate school uniform I don't want to wear the same things as every one else I was made unique so let me look unique at school as well as at home

Not every school has uniform. My school dose not wear uniform

V 1 Comment
22 Wash your hands

They say wash your hands but then there is no soap

Washing your hands is important - ElSherlock

Schools don't allow their students to use the bathroom to do this sometimes. That's why I carry around some hand sanitizer with me at all times.

People who don’t understand this should get a lesson. - Userguy44

V 2 Comments
23 Your pencil should be talking not your mouth

Sooo kids can't do that got it..

It means that the teacher wants you to be quiet and do your work



V 1 Comment
24 Stay focused on school work


of course

I get detention for this

25 Be responsible

I hate that kind of lame

Or else we'll go to prison...Oh wait, we're already there!

26 No loud talking in class

What if it is loud in the class while you are doing group work? /

27 Follow the dress code

Our school says that boys must have short hair. But l like long hair. Dress code I hate you


I don't know

More common

28 Keep class room neat and clean, and well decorated


29 No phones in class

Yes call in class


My school has to put our phone on the Teacher's table and we can't play our phones

My classmates secretly bring phones to school. The teachers know that but they don't care. - TheFourthWorld

30 Don't talk to each other

Why? - Userguy44

Say what now... now I will say nothing when the teacher says converse in your group. She asks why, I show her this page.

31 No taking off shirt and whipping others

Students actually do that?

My friend done it once

haha wut

32 Must keep pants on

What if a girl wants your D

Have sweetpants and jeans


33 No cursing unless you really have to

Don't curse

Sometimes we just all need to curse

Correction: No cursing AT ALL

This is true

34 No foul language

What if we're learning about female dogs and I have a question about it?

35 No drugs

Of course. Drugs will distract you from school and why do you need drugs at school? - Userguy44

They will make you see tripy colors and distract you in the middle of class

There should be


36 Always be in line

Captain underpants and the joker and the revenge of Batman
Defeat him,
-captain underpants

37 Do not make a mess

Just to make your class neat n clean

38 Respect your teachers

But some teachers don't respect the students

As a good student you are to respect your teachers because they are the ones impacting knowledge in your brains and if you want to achieve your dreams you must be respcetful

This list should be named "Most disobeyed school rules" - Animefan12
You deserve to be a god animefan12

39 Don't sleep in class

I've slept in class before
1. When I'm finished so my current teacher doesn't mind too much
2. When last year's teacher was repeating himself for literally the 100th time cause the class won't listen

But I can't do this :/

Yeah, and if you do, the teacher will send you to the nurse's office because they think you're on drugs or something.

40 Obey the rules


41 Be kind to the children who are in lower classes and respect the students who are in your class or in higher grades

Ya, no seniors killing preschoolers. - WorldPuncher47592834

42 Allow everyone to play with you

Was always told this in school, and it also ties in with if someone wants to sit with you you must let them

Eepvertone should have someone to play with.


Good thing this isn't established at my school. I am enemies with virtually every girl in the class. They are very sexist. If I had to play with them...
And it doesn't help that I don't like playing with the boys.

V 2 Comments
43 No pencil throwing

Haha, I remember someone throwing a pencil at me an I nearly got stabbed in the head... What a sharp pencil.

I did at school, but you know, I was a naughty kid. - Userguy44

Why not my friend did it and it got stuck to the wall

Pencil throwing is mean and harsh

44 No shirts with signs

Teens that wear shirts like that may get in trouble even if they are not bad.

I can't respect the confederate side of amerikey

45 No sound claps
46 Treat others with kindness and respect

If you don't be respectful you won't get anything

47 Stand in a proper line when going to assemblies or laboratories
48 No spitting

Si escupo que o que quien me va a decir algo? :v

49 Show fairness to people

If you are not kind or respectful you won't go outside for recess

50 No playing in the bathroom

You can't play in the bathroom because it is not good

8Load More
PSearch List

Related Lists

Most Common High School Stereotypes Top Ten Most Pointless Rules In School Top Ten Rules That Need to Happen at Your School Top Ten Most Awkward Common Situations Most Common Lies People Tell

List Stats

1,000 votes
51 listings
4 years, 194 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. All assignments must be done on time
2. Always use the bathroom at break and lunchtime
3. Be nice
1. Raise your hand before you speak
2. No eating in class
3. Be on task
1. Get to school on time
2. Pay attention
3. Raise your hand before you speak

View All 4

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.