Top Ten Lies They Tell You About Middle School


The Top Ten

1 We are here to help you

That's what they SAY, then they don't help at all.

They may not help you, but they sometimes do.

This list should be called "Top 10 lies they tell you about school in general"

I guess if you call constantly shoving lessons down our throats and telling us we’ll “need” it when we really won’t “help”, then be my guest. - 3DG20

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2 You can be late and get away with it

I totally agree with that. I think that in general, in middle school they tell you "everything is okay, you make your own choices" but when you actually MAKE YOUR OWN CHOICES they are like "That's not right" and preaching, preaching, preaching. every time I'm late teachers tell me that I should be here on time and they always piss me off and get on my nerves.
I LOVE THIS LIST, I think it's a realistic view of what middle school is really about.

I got lunch detention for being five minutes late to class once. - Metarock

In high school once I was 1 MILLISECOND late and I had to go to the office to get a late pass

People say you can’t, but you actually can at my school! - mistyglow

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3 No smoking is allowed

People smoke weed and drink, but it is obviously not allowed. (Smoked in bathrooms so the bathrooms are banned)

I've seen kids at my school smoke in the woods during PE. Me and my friend saw a teacher smoke too. - Powerfultekin

The bathrooms have so much smokin it that it looks like it's on fire!

I see kids at my school smoke all of the time and they get away with it. - 3DG20

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4 The food is great

Yep. Food is terrible, but at least it's better than burnt pizza no white pancakes which we had in elementary

The food is better than the cardboard they served us in middle school

Nope it's plastic - XxembermasterxX


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5 These will be the years you look back on fondly

I definitely don't look back a middle school and often remember anything happy. When I was in Middle school (especially 7th grade) I was bullied by a large majority of students, now does that sound like any memories anyone would be happy with?

I will never look back on my middle school years. I will never look back on the times I was bullied a lot by people. I will only look back at my 6th grade year. My 7th and 8th grade year, never. - Arcxia

I for one agree with this one, between the nervous breakdowns and crying it was a truly wonderful time

I remember in middle school I watched Disney's Hercules in class in 7th grade and there was a Disney's Hercules classic storybook in 1 of the classrooms.

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6 We expect more of you here

Nope. They don't.

They expect less of us, actually.. - Miauzer

7 Guidance counselors are always available to listen

Hah, hilarious. I went to the school guidance counselor last year, and when I told her about my problems, she literally laughed in my face. She sounded like she was high. - Miauzer

Most of the time they don't care - TwilightKitsune

We never had them - Frouze

No, they’re just available to ask you questions and not do anything to help. - 3DG20

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8 Everyone is one big happy family

Nope. Nope. Not at all. Do your family members call you little 6th graders or horrible 7th graders or big, scary 8th graders? No. They don't. That's actually all I remember about middle school to be honest. - The_Violist

Everyone is a big family but not a happy family. - Animefan12

A very bizarre statement which I never really bought. - PositronWildhawk

so tru

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9 Your locker combination is a secret

In my school, you have a key to your locker, but I discovered recently that there were only 9 different shapes for every lock. So, with my key, I can unlock 1 in 9 other people's lockers. - PositronWildhawk

When I went to middle school it was possible to open any lock by jamming open with your hands. But I was the only that knew about this because nobody else tried. - Powerfultekin

My new locker since I'm now in middle is 20-42-22 but you don't go to my school so no way you'll find out. - TeamRocket747

I told all my friends mine and they told me theirs - XxembermasterxX

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10 The principal is your friend

The principal is terrible. She banned bathrooms, called a whole grade a word that you shouldn't use, and she banned girls from showing their bra straps.

No the principal is your worst enemy

He’s a meanie green beanie. - mistyglow

No, I’ve had a ton of principals and I don’t like any of the ones I actually remember. - 3DG20

The Newcomers

? Middle school will prep you for high school

Best joke I've ever heard

The Contenders

11 We treat every student equally

Every single teacher has a couple "teacher's pets" that can get away with much more and tend to get slightly better grades no matter what. - kennywilliams21

Hahaaa, NO. This is most certainly not the case in my school. Popular kids seem to get away with almost anything. Why? Because they're angels in their book. - SmashPrincess

Again yet another lie the popular kids get treated better while the unpopular ones get treated like dirt. - egnomac

That is not true at all. “Teachers' pets” exist for a reason. - 3DG20

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12 Be yourself

This is stupid in a sense where, as an adolescent, one is trying to find themselves. I'm in middle school and I'm trying to find who I really am. I am not a dancer, which I used to think I was, I am NOT popular, I am more committed to YouTube than dance, I don't have tons of friends, and I want to pursue a career in acting. I don't know exactly who I am yet or where I belong but I'm sure there's a place for me. Also, the teachers might only like the personalities of those who love the school and are devoted to it and are athletes and are perfect. - SmashPrincess

When you are yourself, chances are teachers won't like your personality because you're too quiet or too rebellious or whatever, then they tell you to be yourself again until they get a personality they like.

This is crap advice in my opinion. Pubescent kids are trying to find themselves. Chances are, they're going to be straddling different identities and trying new things. They don't know who to be yet!
That being said, as John Green once said: "It doesn't make sense. Like, who's other self would I otherwise be? " - keycha1n

Yeah, “be yourself” and get bullied for it. - 3DG20

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13 Ignore the bully and they will stop

You gotta pound the crap out of a bully to make them stop

Ignore the bully, and they'll come back again and again and again.

The bullies at my school didn't stop. - Arcxia

Nah you have to fight back or it will go on forever - XxembermasterxX

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14 Teachers are nice

It depends. Some are nice and some are mean.

I think this was me before I became a member. Just a fun little piece of information. - Cyri

lol - B0S5J4M3S

Some of them are, but most aren’t. - 3DG20

15 Its going to be fun

Well my school allows us to bring electronics and when we are done with our work we can get them out if the teacher says so. Also since I'm really smart and like to compare grades with people I always get to brag. So school can be fun if you know all the loopholes but if you don't good luck. - MrQuaz680

Sitting for hours doing work and tests and quizzes and more work is no fun. - cosmo

Yeah. Sitting there for hours doing assignments, projects, tests etc and getting bullied is so fun.

Yep, because sitting in a classroom with people you hate for hours with teachers nagging at you is so much fun! *Sarcasm* - 3DG20

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16 Give respect to get respect

Oh please most teachers demand respect and they never respect you I've had teachers pick on kids who always talk nice to them

I don't give respect to no one

Actually, yes.

Well, unless the students you try to give respect to call you a weirdo and the teachers thinking they’re superior over you just because they’re older. - 3DG20

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17 Bullies always get punished

They do Not get punished at all. In third grade (also happened later in 6th) a kid punched me in the head and stomach and he didn't get punished.

It depends on if the bully is the teacher's pet or not.

Tell that to all my bullies that got away with everything just because a staff was a family member. - XxembermasterxX

No, they don’t. And if the bully physically tries to hurt you and you punch him/her or something, you get in trouble.

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18 Stand up to bullies

Actually, I do. It works.

Say one thign to someone who bullies you and you're suspended.

I do - B0S5J4M3S

Well, how else are you gonna get them to stop? “Kill them with kindness”? - 3DG20

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19 You must follow dress code or there will be consequences

Someone was wearing a shirt with 4 girls wearing bikinis on it and he did not get in trouble. My school has a dress code, but no one cares about it.

This is true, but only for people who do something as minor as showing their shoulders while the people that actually deserve the dress code get away with it. - 3DG20

I'm so sorry. If I don't where EXACTLY nike shorts ONLY to PE, what are you gonna do, kick me out of the school?

Not consequences, you will have to pay a large amount of money. - XxembermasterxX

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20 School is gonna be easy until college

In middle school I learned French, and it was NOT EASY.
In college I did Algebra 1+2 and it was SO HARD.

Lie confirmed.

Easy? Yea, easy to fall asleep. - Miauzer

No. Just no.

Nice Joke! - B0S5J4M3S

21 Do your best and you'll succeed

I'm doing my best not to have a nervous breakdown

I do my best, and I do succeed.

Bullcrap Most kids are told they are not working hard enough and are picked on by teachers

22 School is cool

School is boring and easy.

School is a fool.

Said no one ever. - 3DG20

... What?

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23 Teachers like everyone the same

No, they like people who behave better then ones who don't. (And people who relate to the teachers)

Unless you are struggling with school

24 Don't be scared to talk to teacher

If she like 8 feet tall and scary as hell, howbout you try talking to her ms.homeroom teacher.

25 We don't tolerate bullying
26 Get 3 lates and you get a detention

In my school if you are late your parent will be called to to hold your hands and take you to every class. - XxembermasterxX

Don't be late then

I think it’s 6 at my school. - 3DG20

That’s true.

27 The teacher won't get mad at you for doing something wrong.

Depends on the teacher

I lied about my tardy once and I got yelled at and a detention. ^

Ha ha ha no

28 You will graph functions in college
29 Everyone is nice here

Because spreading false rumours about others and constantly bullying them not even knowing what they go through at home is so nice... - 3DG20

People at my school are mean to each other and tell each other to die.

Nope, not everyone. Some are nice, some aren't. - listotaku17

30 There is enough time to get to class before the bell rings
31 We're all here to learn
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