Top Ten Most Disapointing Things About Middle School

This is a list of things that people are raving about before middle school, but when they actually get there they find that their dreams of middle school are disapointing let-downs.

The Top Ten

1 No Recess

In Elementary school I thought recess was SUPER boring, but now I'm wishing I still had it.

I'm still in elementary, and I hate it. (Recess and school) I do recycling on Mondays and Wednesday's at recess, so I don't have to sit through recess all the time. Lunch is way better because I can talk without getting golf balls hit in my head. (That happened once.)

You can say that recess is for babies but it's fun! Maybe I don't want to go on a seesaw or slide but it is fun to go outside and just run around. It's better then class anyways.

At my Middle School they banned recess.

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2 Physical Education

The school doesn't even bother to spend money on new equipment. Its just low-quality, worn out gear.

And THIS is why I chose Band over PE. - Absolite

You got to do that? I have to do both! I love band (I play alto saxophone) but gym is the worst.

Low quality stuff and we only get it for one nine weeks and then not at all for the rest of the yeat

At least I'm taking ROTC, which is a PE option in my freshman course selection. - Kwaysar

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3 The Desks

When I was in elementary school I thought the pull over top desks were awesome until I got to middle school and realized that you couldn't lean back in your chair, a nasty habit of mine

Desks are amazing in middle school! Elementary desks are the worst. (The collapsed on us during earthquake drills when we went under our desks.) they also were just small, and I had to scoot my chair very far back because by third grade my knees didn't fit under the desks. (I'm tall.)

The desks are the same thing in middle school, boring brown, but in high school you get these awesome chairs that spin and desks with a whole lotta space

Well at least you don't have to share a table with kids you hate - Pieclone

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4 Immature People

This is incredibly true. EVERYONE is constantly repeating the latest vine phrase over and over again for the entire day! I once went a day where I heard "DAMN DANIEL! " shrieked at me 17 times.

There are a lot of immature people in my school, but there was one in my home room who said "WHAT ARE THOSE?! " for 3 months, he even took the Jurassic theme song and made a song with the quote.

This one kid was yelling me at lunch for no reason while I was talking to my friend. These kids idolize me for no reason, always yelling my name. These kids made the nicest teacher snap, this kid always draws lines through things I draw on the whiteboard (in the class where the teacher doesn't care if I draw on the board) These kids always try taking my stuff and crushing my pencil case. Grow up people before you get restraining orders when older.

This is everyone in my school.

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5 Lockers

Everyone wants one in fifth grade but once your in sixth grade your wishing you still had your cubbies.

Oh please! Lockers are going to be the best! At the school I put as first choice, you get a full locker! In 6th you have to share but in 7th and 8th their all yours! You just need to practice the combo - maddyparrot22

The whole thing about how lockers are so great and whatever is a crappy lie. We get 2 minutes during Homeroom 5th and 7th period to either take something out of it or put something in it. Pretty lame nothing exciting.

My locker was in the basement and most of my classes were all on the 2nd and 3rd floors so accessing them was inconvenient sometimes.

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6 The Cafeteria

When I was in fifth grade I was glad we didn't have to eat in our classrooms any more in Middle School. But our schools "cafetorium" is as bad as it gets.

I sit where I want in my lunch room.

Cafeteria in elementary was worse. Smelled awful. It smells bad now, but a bit better.

In my elementary school, I hated the cafeteria. We had to sit with our homeroom, and had the last 10 minutes for PACKING UP A LUNCHBOX. We also couldn't talk during those 10 minutes. In middle school, we can sit where we want, and can talk the entire time.

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7 No Snack-Time

Haha still get to bring snacks to class, just not really snack time, you eat while u work

Now I wasn't really hoping there wasn't gonna be snack time in middle school but I really do miss it.

Just glad I don't have lunch at 2:00. Therefore I don't need a snack.

Snack time stopped in Fourth Grade where I go - ShopkinsLover

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8 Stupid Teachers

I kind of hate my science teacher because she can get grumpy sometimes, but all of mine were very kind to me. - Kwaysar

My teachers are great! (Except for my math teacher)

Some of my teachers not exactly all - ayumi-oki

I have good teachers. When stupid popular girls annoy me I tattle on them because I'm an evil teacher pet sometimes (At least I was honest..)

But seriously, the popular girl was PUSHING ME in line once. So yeah. - Lunala

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9 Online homework

There are some people who can't afford computers and/or internet. I also don't like it when the homework requires you to use social media, which is what one of my teachers has assigned.

I thought online homework was outta this world until my computer took two hours to load every stinking question

As someone with no access whatsoever to a computer, this was always RIDICULOUSLY inconvenient. - keycha1n

My younger cousins are in elementary school and they both have online homework

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10 One Hour Classes

Now my school is on this block schedule that has each class last 90 minutes or more that you have a different set of classes every other day and if it has a class or teacher you don't like or find too easy then the class is kind of like eternal torture.

You're thinking "oh that's not bad" but when your in a subject that you really hate it can last for eternity.

These aren't always bad except for the fact that I'm stuck in Language Arts and Gym for 90 minutes every other day. I don't like either of those subjects so being in those classes feels like an eternity. - Anonymousxcxc

Mine are 50 minutes - sum_fudge

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The Contenders

11 Bullies

That's against the law in the state that I live in yet some people still do it.


"Haha" "loser" "freak" "geek" "nobody" "nobody likes you" "you have no friends" phrases I hear everyday

I started getting bullied IN ELEMENTARY

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12 Electronics

It sucks how u can't play 'Marvel: Contest Of Champions'. THE TEACHERS SAY TO ME: 'No violent games'. And I say 'your boring as hell'. - CN121

At my school, people use phones and tablets, but they get stolen sometimes. They keep their devices into their back pockets sometimes. - DynastiSugarPop

My school allows phones only during brunch and lunch - Pegasister12

My school district gave everyone in grades 4 and up iPads, but middle school was the first time we actually got to take our iPads home. - yuki-blue

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13 Morons

Okay where do I start! I'm autistic, and I have a hard time doing a lot of things that are easy to others. And some kids are jerks and are like bossy and annoying. Also I didn't know the answer to a problem in Math and some kid called me "retarded." Also the kids carry on annoying and stupid stuff like putting hashtags in all their sentences, LOL,,9+10,What are those,etc. - Jake09

I hate those people. My autism is kinda mild, but I still have it and yet I get straight As and work my butt off to keep it like that and then there's some annoying slacker who's ALWAYS distracting the class. - Anonymousxcxc

There are so many idiots in middle school

The kids in my class are the rowdy type, always doing dumb things in class. ALL. THE. TIME. People talk about Donald Trump if the teacher mentions a wall, and people are obsessed with Harambe, Dabbing, Pokemon GO, Suicide Squad and memes. The teacher always grills everyone at the end of the lesson because people are being idiotic!

No comment. - ayumi-oki

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14 Dating

Heck some kids in my school already had sex!

What's so important about dating in Middle school? You're too young. - Arcxia

Just so overrated! Dating that young just lowers your scores, that means no university, and no good life! And worse, people do it for POPULARITY, not truly for love! I hope one day people will stop dating and go back to studies. - MChkflaguard_Yt

At the middle school I used to go to every kid was “dating” and when a “couple” “broke up” they would be so upset about it when they never seen each other outside of school

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15 Freedom

I thought it was cool that you got to do whatever you wanted in between classes, but now I've realized that that statement isn't true

Eh, I walk around and talk to my friends between classes since my classes are close by and I have 5 minutes to get to it. - Minecraftcrazy530

All you can do is get from 1 side of the school to the other in 4 minutes or less. Hope you didn't get too tired in gym, you gotta run! - hurjelert

School = prison - ayumi-oki

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16 More Work

Not that much

Some nigts I don't have homework - epictoonsfan1

17 Uniforms

My uniform isn't even strict, we don't need to wear dress shoes or ties. All we need is a blue polo (which can be any shade of blue) and some khakis, navy sweatpants, skirts, and shorts (depending on the weather). We're actually allowed to dye our hair wacky colors and wear Jewelry as much as we want. - FlakyCuddles43

Well... I wish I didn't have uniform in this England. God it's so uncomfortable. Hell I want to move back to Russia and wear the Russian school uniform instead. And it's always dull colors. What's up with that. And school is next week. (yeah of course I'm so excited to meet all the people I hate NOT)

A school near me wanted new uniform which was pink (in england almost every school has uniform) but I heard the students started to riot, and so the have non-uniform

My school has a uniform policy, which is a navy, white, burgundy, or black polo, and district approved pants and shoes. It's annoying because I like to express myself in what I wear, and I can't do that at my school. I REALLY want to showcase the Survey Corps. t shirt I'm getting for my birthday :( - Absolite

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18 The Ice Cream Box

I thought the ice cream box was awesome until I ran out of money.

? What the heck is that? Never heard of it. Also my middle school never served ice cream.

We have nothing like this

I don't have this but I have a froyo machine at my school instead - sum_fudge

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19 No Video Games

AKA School in general - ONHOLIDAY

Lol we play video games on our chromebooks - ayumi-oki


20 Detention

Believe me detention sucks hardcore. I got detention for my science teacher once and it was the worst thing I have ever experienced

Just don't be annoying and just.. Bad... Then don't get detention.

When I was in middle school we didn't have detention. - Ilovestephanie

I love detention - ayumi-oki

21 Changing Rooms

Since I have a lot of people in my middle school there's like what 40-50 girls each period in the locker room. Also because the gym lockers are ridiculously small you can't really fit much. Plus it feels like you have zero privacy in there so even though not many people care it still feels really awkward. Also the locker room smells bad too. - Anonymousxcxc

Ours is very small and there only 3 showers and about 20 girls. Not to mention the lockers are the size of one textbook so you can only fit some of your clothes in them.

Our changing room is tiny and it have 9 showers, nobody ever uses them so they really need to renovate it

Roman, get the fire extinguishers.

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22 Flex

I don't have Flex. Just this 90 minute period every other day called Core+. It's basically study hall, but sometimes you do other stuff. I don't like it except for the fact that I get to finish homework in that class and the fact that my awesome science teacher is my Core+ teacher. That's it. - Anonymousxcxc

At least this was the case last year. Now my Core+ class is supremely boring because the teacher that I have for that class this year isn't as interesting as the one I had for last year. - Anonymousxcxc

Don't you mean that song? Flex, time to impress...(I don't know the words) (sorry everything reminds me of song lyrics)

Do u mean Advisory where you go to different sessions to do things? Cause I have that.

uh whut - ayumi-oki

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23 Lunch Detention

I only got it once for not being able to turn in my homework on time in like sixth grade. Yeah it's not like the stereotypical detention situation, but it's unbearably boring. Because the teacher that I was in detention for had a class going on at that time I just sat on the floor and had lunch without talking the entire time. - Anonymousxcxc

I got this once in 7th grade and I ABSOLUTELY HATED IT

Don't get detention then. Be good.

Still. I love it - ayumi-oki

24 Theft

Happened more in elementary

25 Attention Seeking

Yep, some people try to act like babies to get attention. - Arcxia

Lmao. mainly preppy ass bitches - ayumi-oki

26 Student Gets Grounded By Parents

no joke - ayumi-oki

When I was in 7th grade I found a $5 bill. I tried to turn it in and the teachers told me to keep it, so I took it home. I told my parents and they berated me thinking that I was trying to sell drugs to the other students. Seriously, what the actual f***! >:(

27 Evil Teachers
28 Pep Rallies

The music was too loud and the student council president was always looking like she high on drugs.

Good thing we ain't got these - ayumi-oki

29 Showing no mercy no matter how bad your life is

THis year (January) my dad died. It was the worst moment of my life. MY focus for a week was to not bawl. The school didn't care, I got slammed with the hardest test of the year. Some kids thought I was JOKING when I told them that. My family is in a financial struggle and I might have to move back to Chicago. The school didn't care. In Februrary, my Grandma died of two primary stage 4 forms of cancer. My grandpa's heart gave out and died after. So I'm a wreck right now and the school still doesn't care.

30 6th Grade

I'm in 6th grade ;-; - sum_fudge

6th grade was the worst.

31 The drama

I can not explain the amount of drama that happens

This kid in my school is a complete wah wah

32 Weekend Homework

I started getting weekend homework in 6th grade

33 It's Too Hard

Buhahaahah (sorry school is really boring for me.) I'm stuck in curriculum 2.0 and I'm not allowed to advance

'Mr? or Mrs? ', It's too hard! Yeah, we've all said it at one point. - CN121

34 Public Embarrassment

Id embarrass them back - ayumi-oki

Always a problem

35 Annoying People

Always a problem

Id kick there ass - ayumi-oki

36 Principal's Office

We have 3 principals one for 7th grade and one for 8th grade and then one for the whole school I don't get it. but the 7th grade one is super nice so I'm not scared of him. - ayumi-oki

Dr. Floate's Office

37 Assistant Principal's Office

Shes super nice lol - ayumi-oki

Mr. Townsend's Office

38 Posers

There are so many wannabe goths at my school. - Popsicles

39 Nosy People
40 There are a lot of rude people
41 Mean Girls

Your a mouse? That is so fetch!

I'm a mouse. Duh

42 We still have yard duties when we are old enough to protect ourselves
43 No Talking

Well if it's not during tests or lectures then that's dumb because it's instinctive for most people to socialize with their peers. - Kwaysar

44 One kid posts random pictures on your Google document and your group all gets in trouble.
45 People in your group that don’t do anything so you have to do all of their work
46 The people who have no concern over your mental health


47 Group Projects

I’m shy but confident in the inside and when teachers bring up the word “GROUP PROJECT” I feel like killing myself.

48 That one teacher who thinks they're so cool but they're not really

This would be my teacher who puts stuff like DOING THE PICKLE and other weird things and she thinks she's really cool but it's kinda weird... when my parents and all the other parents met her she started doing the pickle in front of the whole class and my parents told me about it - sum_fudge

49 No Sleep
50 Your Childhood is the Best Time of Your Life, but is Ruined by So Much Time in School.
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