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 Immature People

I lost the great time I had in 7th grade. I had friends including a better PE gang, Theatre and PE class, relationships with girls, cool teachers, and a lot of good things last year. But now I can't do these things anymore as most of my friends are separated, and I can't go to PE and Theatre this year because "tHeY aRe NoT oFfErEd FoR eIgHt GrAdErS", and I am exploding with many tests/quizzes per week that made me worry about grades except for algebra, which I was really good at by getting hundreds.

Even worse, I had to sit with an idiotic group at my Communications class, who always spread false rumors about me including that I'm "gay" even though I'M NOT. Every time I mention something, they go like "OH YOU LIKE LIL NAS X!", even though I don't. I'm tired of hearing it every day and it's getting old. They yelled out the false rumor a few times. They also have other lies about me such as making love with old women and that I'm a noob on Fortnite, even though I don't play the ...more

In 8th grade (still middle school), there was one boy that constantly tortured the rest of the 8th graders (especially me) by rushing through his pop quiz and told my English teacher the rest of us were slackers and slowpokes. I was very pissed when she gave me thirty-three pounds of more homework. And during recess (at least in my school,) someone decided to divebomb me while I was reading one of my favorite comics, Peanuts on the seesaw. Yeah, I probably could've sat somewhere else, but during then, me and my friend would play on it and my friend had to go to the bathroom. And in February of 2020, I found out I had a science partner who had a addiction to crack and meth. She's messed up. Then in gym, when we were doing wind sprints, one kid bit my leg for no reason. I was blamed for it because apparently I "did something" to him. They steal my notebook and draw My Little Pony porn all over it. They peed in my friend's desk, they scribbled graffiti over this poor boy's desk and he ...more

The kids in my middle school were immature and would act like total morons. They would always hit each other and yell and drop the f bomb as if it was the word "it" or "the". This one girl that went to my school was not only an idiot, but also a big jerk. She would yell at random kids for no reason and cuss them out. It really made me mad and one time when I heard her doing it, I lost my cool and screamed at her. Not only that, but they also listen to immature music. They listen to horrible "rap music" that is auto-tuned sexual garbage. I'm listening to their music and I'm like "How the heck do you like this crap?" Also, one time my Spanish class had a substitute teacher and I came in class to hear my classmates screaming for no reason. They were acting like pre-schoolers rather than 7th graders and they just wouldn't shut up. Not only that, but they also do messed up things. I hear all the time about middle schoolers doing wrong things such as smoking weed and stealing property. I ...more

When I was in eighth grade, I was really very immature. Mom said I acted more like an eight year old than eighth grader, not only because of my immature behavior, but also because I was not interested in my schoolwork and always wanted to do something else instead of schoolwork. Like that one time I was supposed to get a red sweater, but Mom and Dad bought me a black one instead. And on Christmas day, Dad told me to forget about what I want to do until summer break and study more of my schoolwork, EVEN DURING WINTER BREAK, and that made me furious and run to my bedroom!(Yes, I am Asian) And that one time I was supposed to go to Walmart with Mom, Dad said only Mom would go there alone and not me, due to my second grade sis's temper tantrums in the car, and that instantly made me sad that I wanted to cry, but Dad lectured me and reminded me that "you are in eighth grade, the last and oldest year of middle school, and eighth graders are not supposed to cry. They should rather think of ...more

2 Physical Education

All the popular kids always were amazing at PE and I was the shy one so I honestly sucked at it. I remember everyday I would try to fight to survive those 40 minutes.

Me in gym today during capture the flag.

Lots of sweaty kids start to run as I stand there with my arms crossed
"K then..." I say as one kids runs past me.
Some kid grabs the sweaty rag that is supposedly a flag and I just sigh.

Pre-test: 1 push up, 1 sit up, 1 second wall sit, 1second plank.
The gym teacher yelled at me and said I had to do a lot better on the post test.
Post test: 2 pushups, 2 sit ups...

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

3 No Recess

No recess is torture for me because I like getting inside and not sitting in hot stuffy classrooms. I'm in middle school but I still have recess, its called break though. And its basically the same thing as recess.

Why don't you have school break? But its not playing which you did in Elementary. But in England we had school break in secondary school, just go outside or even visit the library. In Primary School we had playtime. In Secondary it was school break.

I'm in middle school and we still have recess, but, it's not as fun as before middle school. My old school had a bigger yard. In high school there's no recess.

That's a good thing. I'm at middle school and we still have that lame thing. Everyone loves recess, but it's torture for people who don't have any friends. I just wanna sit down and listen to Halsey songs, because her lovely lyrics connect to me so much but of course we have to "be (lame old) active" like the teachers say but it's so awkward.

4 The Desks

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.)

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

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

Desks are covered in gum. Yuck.

5 The Cafeteria

I HATE the smell of my peanut butter sandwich after being in my lunch box for 2 hours. I'm super picky, which I feel bad about because some people are starving and I don't like the most well liked sandwich in the world.

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 like my cafeteria because we can sit wherever, and in my elementary we have to sit only with our class.

I thought that in middle school we could be able to sit where ever we want in the lunch room. We have assigned seats still. D:

6 Lockers

Locker jams and getting the combination wrong is one of the worst things to happen. Though this has bever happened to me I have seen some of my locker neighbors' friends slam their lockers right when their in the middle of getting stuff, now that must be horrible.

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.

I was excited that I would be finally getting a locker, but then they went and took them away! My mum is extremely mad because I don't have a safe place to put my PE kit! I have to carry it around!

You have to be a high schooler to get your first locker in my school. The lockers are to yourself and have just enough room for your books but there are these six lockers that are bigger than the rest.

7 Stupid Teachers

Some of my teachers don't think their questions threw before asking us them or they have something due the next day but don't give you instructions to the assignment.

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.

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

Ugh my 7th grade social studies teacher I couldn't stand. Same goes for my 8th grade science teacher

8 No Snack-Time

I get super hungry during the day and no snack time makes my stomach feel like it's farting which then makes it super embarrassing.

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.

We have snack time only if the teacher allows it though.

9 Online homework

My one teacher would get mad at me when I couldn't turn in my homework because it was on the computer. I didn't have a computer at home and not to mention internet and frankly my parents did't have the money. I wrote it down the answers on paper so that my teacher won't get to mad but she still got angry. And it's not like I can go to the library every day because both my parent's worked full time, and I was 12 and I didn't have my license. I am happy I have a computer now for high school because I would of been screwed.

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.

When I needed to type up my homework. I don't have a printer. I am always afraid of detention for it.

In my school, if you cannot go online, you do not have to do it.

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.

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.

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

Mine are 45 minutes and I thought mine school was bad until I saw the other comments.

The Contenders
11 Electronics

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

In my school electronics were a big NO. If we brought our phones or iPads to school we had to turn them in to the secretary and wait until after school.

I have to be stealthy on a computer if I want to access the web, I got caught lots of times though...oops, got caught again!

I've got a school iPad, where you literally do everything on it. Heck, there's literally no use of paper. So we play on our iPads all of the time.

12 Morons

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!

There are idiots in elementary school who eat boogers, at least no one did that in middle school, but in high school most kids did.

By the way, I have NEVER eaten a booger in my life, if you don't believe me I'll poke my eye

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.

We're in 6th grade, and some kids can't even read yet.

13 Bullies

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

14 Dating

My mom knows this couple that have been dating since they were 12 and they are now 40 and have a baby daughter. I still think they were too young but it is something that a lot of 12 year olds think about when they think about dating.

No really. My ex boyfriend found a condom in the boy's bathroom in middle school. I kid you not. At that same time, some immature boys pulled the fire alarm. And there were then 6-7th grade girls talking about sending nudes to guys whether they liked them or not. Not to mention the rumors about people having sex in the elevators. Not teachers, but students.

It's weird. I remember being shocked when I was in 6th grade when I first heard about a couple my age, but now it's just normal. Why are 13/14 year olds even dating? We're too young and the longest lasting couple probably only dated for about a month.

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.

15 Freedom

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!

I do get a lot of freedom in middle school. I like that because I'm constantly monitored at home so school is more of my escape.

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.

Such a disappointment. I thought you could walk around freely, but it turns out you get lunch detention for doing it.
If this was a lie, then I wonder how many other lies I've been believing for years…

16 More Work

Not that much

17 Your Childhood is the Best Time of Your Life, but is Ruined by So Much Time in School.
18 No Video Games

My middle school was divided into 2 teams, the team my friend was on let you play video games when you finished your work, and mine didn't.

19 Uniforms

In my middle school, we had to wear only black or white shirts with black, khaki, or navy blue bottoms. Even the jackets and sweaters had to be of uniform colors, and they had to have buttons/zippers on them, we had to keep them unbuttoned/unzipped inside the school. And starting from eighth grade, we weren't allowed to wear colored bracelets or red shoes, they were considered gang-related. And at the book fairs, we always had to take off our jackets and sweaters before entering. Even in my elementary school, we still had uniforms, but we didn't have to wear only jackets/sweaters with buttons/zippers or take them off before entering the book fair.

My school's uniform Is a light blue shirt with a logo of the school(not a t shirt), a dark blue tie with the school's logo, a dark blue plait skirt(girls) or a dark blue pair of pants(boys), a pair of white socks, and a pair of plain black shoes. I attend a Private school, that's why we only wear the official national school uniform on mondays. And we also have dress codes. Ideally, boys must have short hair, girls must have their hairs tied or wear head bands, nails must be short, no nail polishers, no make up, socks must be as long as the thighs, etc

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.

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)

20 Attention Seeking
21 Pep Rallies

They're hard for me because I'm sensitive to loud noises and pep rallies sound like there is a jet flying in the gym.

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

I hated these so much

22 One kid posts random pictures on your Google document and your group all gets in trouble.
23 The Ice Cream Box

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

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

What is an ice cream box?

24 Detention

Detention at my school is actually ok. It's literally sitting in a well-heated room for 20 minutes at lunch. You can get after school or weekend detentions, but they're almost never given out.

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.

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