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
Immature People

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 ...more

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.

There was this one kid at my old school who had failing grades and was extremely immature. For some reason, he had this “thing” with turtles and keeps saying that they are fast even though they are slow—not funny at all, just plain annoying.

I met his dad about a year after graduating from my old school and without ANY big surprise, that kid was still failing school.

I absolutely HATE immature people at my school. They always make stupid jokes and end up being the most popular person in the room. In my Art class, I sit next to people who do nothing but make these stupid immature jokes. It gets harder for me to focus everyday. Luckly I won't be in the class anymore.

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.

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

The phys ed at my school isn't that bad. but I've always been the athletic type even though I'm really nerdy and I'm always sitting on my ass.

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.)

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

Middle School desks are good Elementary desks suck

The desks In my school are pretty good to be honest

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.

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.

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.)

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.


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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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 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:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

It's bad because I procrastinate a lot. I'm procrastinating on my homework now, lol.

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.

In our school we have four 75 minute lessons, an our lunch, 1 15 min break and another 20 min break

The Contenders

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.


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.

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

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


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

Just people that want attention

They suck

I just stared middle school a month ago and had no bullying problems except one when I said spongebob predicted 9/11 and this kid kept saying it to anoyy me but he stopped and apologized


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.

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.

Are you kidding?! Dating was great back then! It was the only time I could just peck my boyfriend instead of him trying to go full frontal frenching! *sighs* I miss those times


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!

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…

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.

More Work

Not that much

Some nigts I don't have homework

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.

Lol we play video games on our chromebooks

AKA School in general


I don't see why students complain about skirt length, I quite like having it long. It reminds me of the elegant dresses princesses wear

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)

Your Childhood is the Best Time of Your Life, but is Ruined by So Much Time in School.

Sad truth tbh

Sad but true

Attention Seeking

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

Lmao. mainly preppy ass bitches

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

I hated these so much

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.

I get ice cream every day even in winter

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


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

I'm a good student so I don't get detention (though once I almost got it because I left class early)

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

The drama

I can not explain the amount of drama that happens

This kid in my school is a complete wah wah

Don’t even go there. It’s so bad everyone is so overdramtic about everything

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.

I change in the shower stall because it's just really weird changing in front of 20 girls.

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

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