Top 10 Most Stressful Things About High School

High school can be pretty stressful and here's the most stressful stuff.
The Top Ten
1 Homework Homework

I had so many assignments to deal with, it stressed me out, frustrated me, and agitated me, and I've felt that way for 20 days. Neither did I sleep well for 14 days because of SO MANY assignments I have. Even though I finish one, I was given another one, and the deadline is ALWAYS the same. In two days, but with as many assignments I have, one, two, or more assignments are bound to be due tomorrow, or the next day after tomorrow. After ALL of that, I called that week of that experience, "Hell Week". Except it damages you emotionally and mentally. And yes, my brain was straining, aching, and burning. And afterwards, I feel extremely burnt out.

Homework is the dumbest thing about school. The only homework I usually get is just work that it unfinished BUT... there are teachers who think that it is important to be miserable at home too. So I go for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, and 13 years and now your eating into my personal life. Give me a break I know some teachers who give out whole stacks of homework. I have been lucky so far except in elementary I always got homework but it was not that much.

It's as if teachers think their subject is the only subject we learn at school. OF COURSE IT'S NOT! We have to juggle homework and assignments, so when we rock up to class the next day we have a valid excuse of 'I was doing my other assignment' but still get told off for doing something that is based on our grades instead of doing an activity that the teacher forgets about us doing less than a week later!

In Ireland, in secondary school, every three years you would have a really important exam. These exams were called the state exams and the last lot of exams you do are called the leaving certificate and it basically tells you whether you can go to college or not. Try having a ton of homework to do and then studying for that and deciding on your future too. Not fun.

2 Bullies Bullies

If you're a bully then you're a giant scumbag. Change your goal from trying to improve your life by defeating who you interpret as "bad guys" to being environmentally friendly.

I was always an intelligent kid (of course, not academically), but was bullied nearly all my life. Already a Junior in high school; doesn't happen as much, but is still an issue that will haunt me forever.

Yes, bullies still exist; and yes, they will attack you. There's not much of a way to avoid it unless you're already the bully or the bully's best friend. And it sure sucks to know that they may continue to act like this into adulthood unless you do something about them that stops them.

Bullies are more likely to become criminals, and they will screw up in the future. If people bully me, they better be ready for me destroying their romantic relationships..muahahaha! Or when I get bullied, the bullies get killed in my dreams, I am Asian, so I get bullied a lot by white kids. A guy who wrote that I had corona on the classroom whiteboard got stoned to death in my dream because he committed a crime-adultery, and also for kidnapping babies from Asian countries and selling them as slaves. So bullies will mostly be screw ups when they grow up.

Being bullied is not cool at all. Words can hurt and sting that makes you bad things. I have been a victim of bullying back when I was in school because of this I did not have any friends and my grades were falling apart. Eventually, I had a few friends who stood up for me!

3 Presentations

I hate presentations so much that I once faked a sore throat to get out of the oral part of the presentation and so I just had to show my presentation in the 9th grade. I kept my mic muted and only used the chatbox, because I have anxiety even with online presentations.

I never had to give presentations in school thankfully. We did presentations in groups and I was a little introvert that never wanted to talk so somebody more outgoing would do it. They'd nominate themselves from the start anyway. In college however, all presentations were individual and it was scary at first but you get used to it eventually. I think it's the work that you have to put into it is the nerve wrecking part in case you didn't put in enough or you overdid it.

At this school I went to, they had you do this project in 7th and 8th grade and then present it in front of a 300+ audience at a college. Two most terrifying ten minutes of my life. They had professors attend these things and stuff. They gave everyone feedback cards to give you feedback on your presentation/project. It was not all positive.

I hesitate to talk to most people at my school but I always get praised for my presentations, even if it's on a subject I'm not interested in. Basically I master this skill by getting my mind to think that I'm presenting in front of a wall even though I can clearly see 30+ or sometimes even 500+ students in front of my eyes.

4 Group Projects Group Projects

If there's one thing I hate more than oral presentations, it's the dreaded group project. My teachers don't seem to know what it's like to have autism and anxiety, which both prevent you from being able to interact well with others compared to my neurotypical peers.

I was never a social person at school as I had Social Anxiety Disorder. So, group projects were the absolute worst for me. People I'd work with would force me to talk to other people, and I'd just get awkward. Oh yeah, I've fainted during presentation time three times in tenth grade. Screw group projects

In my math class, we where in teams to do the work and my team was annoying and never did any work and the team completely crushed my grade, the good thing was that I asked in I could move teams to be on my own, and I could, which helps better.

If you think homeworks are bad Then think again, Group Projects are bad Because the teacher is always telling you to Work with Random kids you don't acutally know.
And it looks like this:
one Kid doesn't actually work
The other one is acting Like he really works
And the last one Is leaving the group Project and then It becomes like You're the only Who's working on the Project

5 Being Around People You Hate

I hate Drama also I hate Racism also I hate Childishism, its fair enough to be in School without Pregnancy also you shouldn't be in School while Pregnant then you will get Expelled for it, Others have been too loud in Cafeteria, Art, and even Jacqson Childs being too loud and Cursing in Cafeteria, Art, and during Class and I wish he wasn't born.

This one girl will laugh at everyone who makes jokes or burps or farts and she is loved by teachers. BUT guess who makes the jokes ME. I'll say the joke first and look at me as if I'm the stupidest person in the world then someone will say my joke aloud and she'll laugh like a maniac towards them. Not just once,every time. She tries to act all nice after she throws a tantrum. One time all I did a Normal crawl to my friend since I was sitting on the floor and when I said hi to my friend say "Dawson go back to your spot before I say ugly words towards you"...this is a Christian school me and her go to.

Why are you kids hating people. Don't waste your time with hate. Boo hoo! If you hate people how can you love? Better get a thick skin or change that way of thinking

High school. You will sometimes have classes with people that hate you, and they will constantly annoy you in the middle of class.

6 Cliques Cliques

I don't see the actual purpose of cliques. These are just a tool to erect social comfort zones.

It stressed me out so much I never focussed on the work enough to get stressed about THAT.

Most Irish schools are super clicky. Especially if the school is located up the countryside or in a local area because then, if you aren't a farmer or you don't play sports, you're instantly exlcuded

I had no problem with school work or anything, but being an outcast was extremely stressful, I never fit in

7 Drama

The kids in my new school are already making me stay away. The cops were called last week because some boy got mad and threw a chair at a FEMALE ADULT. These kids already give me anxiety, that's why I eat lunch upstairs besides a door. I sit on the floor with my music and I draw.

I loved drama in school. The people kissing in the corner, the students backtalking the teachers and then storming out. It was so funny to watch, especially if you weren't in the mood for any particular classes.

I've never experienced or been involved in any drama at all of my schools from kindergarten to 8th grade.

Self explanatory really. But even trying to avoid it can be stressful. Peer pressure is the worst

8 Tests / Quizzes

This should be #1. When I was in high school, I would constantly freak out during semester finals.

Hate having to take these I get so worried that I might make a mistake from over thinking.

I never really stress over these. Study and you'll be fine. Projects, though...

Especially considering how much it affects your grade.

9 Grades Grades

Grades are just a number. And it won't matter once you start your ACTUAL life and hold a full-time job. People who realize this early are the ones that do best in the real world, not the academic world.

I find it extremely BS how grades determine your future. School should be about learning things we will use as an adult! Not to memorize things that we will eventually forget and not use much of in real life just to get an A on a goddamn test!

I am kinda peer-pressured into getting good grades. I am known as the smart girl and everyone says I'm the smartest kid in the year (I actually wont deny it)

I'm gonna enter 10th Grade quite soon and my grades haven't been the best these days because the difficulty is increasing so much.

10 Homecoming and Prom

At least in my school this is completely optional and barely anyone goes so it does not even really matter.

This should probably be higher than 13. It's sooo hard to get ready for Homecoming or Prom. You have to find the perfect dress, perfect date, perfect EVERYTHING!

And that...is how I wasted my first kiss and lost my first love.

God. Dammit. Highschool.

For me homecoming and prom are hell. I never have a good time at school dances.

The Contenders
11 Trying to Catch Up on Classes

I got the flu once and it was so hard for me to catch up on my classes. I ended up failing a lot of tests

No explanation really needed to be honest.

The peer pressure really bites you, unless if you spend all of your time awake catching them up and perfecting them so you get a 100%

If you miss even a single day you'll be lucky to make anything above a 95

12 Scheduling

My school always manages to ruin my schedule every single year with no end in sight. I wouldn't be surprised if my schedule this year is messed up again considering what I had to go through in 2018 (7th grade), 2019 (8th grade), and 2020 (9th grade). Do they think it's funny to see me suffer and have a mental breakdown?

All of my schedules changed so quickly that I never knew where I was going.

13 How Popular You Are How Popular You Are

There are mean people in my classes. One of them was a girl who put on spray tan when she's actually ugly and gets bad grades. She also made me feel very uncomfortable. When I got higher than her in a biology quiz, she was furious. She said:" No more ASIANS! " And there's this rude guy in my geography class who would make fun of Asians, and he called me Indonesian behind my back and all his friends were laughing at me. He also said that nobody liked China and therefore China should be dead. I told him off and then he said:"There you are, YOU TROUBLEMAKER! " But he was the actual troublemaker, not me. He even wanted me to get into trouble but he still got into trouble. He's a popular boy, that's why!

I was only popular because my last name rhymed with 'Geese.' It wasn't the type of popularity you would want.
In fact, it was the type of popularity that got me bullied and jumped by randoms in high school. I didn't even have to know anybody just to get bullied by people that heard rumors about me.

I'm one of the most popular students in my school despite my quiet nature, and it puts a lot of stress on me as I hang out with my friends, who aren't popular at all, even in my classes.

I don't get it like really who cares about how popular you are the minute you leave high school and go for a job you're not going to be like " fyi I was like really popular at highschool you should hire me " no who is going to care. ahh I just don't get it like why seriously why

14 Teachers

Depends on the teacher, of course, but we all know that when your teacher is a real jerk, it sucks.

I hated my home economics and English teachers. They were so rude and would always pick on students

My high school special ed teacher stressed me out a lot.

For me it's the teachers that don't explain anything that stress me out

15 Essays
16 Peer Pressure

peer pressure is a terrible thing to do especially in Mount Anthony and there was a lot of drama too . I have had some experience with former friends who weren't friendly to me and I even had to get help from my best friend Cindy sweet and she helped me a lot !

17 Math Math

Well, math may be difficult to understand, but I don't think it's bad. It's not like Baldi will kill us all just because we got a simple math problem wrong.

Pretty easy, algebra confuses you at the start, but it is not so hard, even less using potencies and surreal numbers.

Math is important for us we'll have to learn to use it correctly not just hating it. In our jobs we'll totally need math, it's not like baldi will come in we all deserve to love math

Actually, for once math isn't that hard for me. I'm in finance and budget saving.

18 Assessments

The fact you're required to do both and need Istep to Graduate can be somewhat stressful.

19 Pep Rallies

I would absolutely hate it if my school were to hold any mandatory pep rallies. I'd rather be listening to some good music instead of today's stupid top 50 or whatever. Not to mention the fact that I have general anxiety, and this would be one of my triggers.

I find pep rallys pretty stressful since me being an introvert and in band and I
feel that everyone is watching me, waiting for me to make a wrong move so they can use that to bully me for the rest of my life. Pretty stressful stuff.

My first pep rally was good, but now they suck because my principal banned profanity chants.

I don't find them stressful I find them to be extremely tedious...

20 Lectures

They will most likely drive you crazy in one way or another.

21 Back Stabbers Back Stabbers

As BMTH said in one of their songs, true friends stab you in the front. I wish I listened to this song back in middle school because maybe then I would've spotted how fake many of my "friends" were.

Common in high school, well actually, MOST common.

22 Thinking About Your Future

Me: "Well, goodnight brain!"
Brain: "Hey, did you know that everyone you know is gonna die someday?"
Me: "Aw, why would you say that? Now my head has this weird, chilly, pounding!"
Brain: "Yeah, this'll go on for a good ten minutes or so. Existential dread is TIGHT, bruh."

You know what's worse? Trying to achieve your future.

Should be number 1

Yeah that's true

23 Liars
24 AP Classes

I took AP Euro my sophomore year because I love European history. But this class broke me! I could do anything on the weekends because I had so much homework to do. Not only that, but my teacher seemed to be more concerned with getting everything done as fast as possible, rather than how good our work was. My teacher talked so fast that I would fall behind quickly, and if I asked if she could repeat herself, she would be like "nope, sorry, we have to keep going, we are on a very tight schedule". If I removed all my other classes that year, but Euro, I would still have more homework than I did with all my classes as a freshmen.

25 Waking Up Early

I gotta get up at about 700 clock. It sucks dude! Teachers are confused as to why we're always tired. It messes with our brains!

I have to wake up at 6:00 to straighten my hair, get dressed, and put on makeup before my school bus shows up around 7:20.

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