Top Ten Lies They Tell You About Middle School


The Top Ten

1 We are here to help you

Teachers are not here for us they do nothing to help us our teachers are crap

If the teachers could blast us all into a hundred pieces, they would. They don't give a crap about you.

Thanks for warning.

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

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2 You can be late and get away with it

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

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

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.

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

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3 No smoking is allowed

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

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

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

The kids on our bus smoke and they got suspended.

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4 The food is great

Pizza is served in a pool of grease, hamburger tastes like eating a sponge, chicken practically isn't cooked, soggy tater tots, overcooked potato wedges, the end. Never eating at school again.

Nope it's plastic - XxembermasterxX

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


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5 These will be the years you look back on fondly

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.

I miss grade 5. It hurts to think about all of the friendships I had that just fell apart. - mistyglow

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?

...since when do people enjoy middle school?

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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

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

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

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8 Everyone is one big happy family

At my school they say we spend more time with our school family than our true parents.

It's a group of factions. There's the "cool" kids, who frequently form the subfactions of bullies and popular jerks. There's also the downtrodden "nerds", which is where I stand. These are the smart ones who show that have their own interests beyond the latest memes and trends. - Cyri

so tru

Everyone hates each other.

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9 Your locker combination is a secret

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

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

Mine is 1234. - mistyglow

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

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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.

He’s a meanie green beanie. - mistyglow

No the principal is your worst enemy

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

The Contenders

11 We treat every student equally

I had a racist special ed teacher once. She CONSTANTLY gets me in trouble for nor reason, and I was the only Asian kid in her class.

My class has one or two LGBTQ people in it. Teacher loves them and hates everybody else.

Nope. Many teachers are biased. Many pick favorites... - listotaku17

My teachers very clearly have favorite students.

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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

That crap never works, most people spend all of middle school just trying to be themselves and it still doesn't help. - egnomac

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13 Ignore the bully and they will stop

Ignoring never works! They'll just keep doing it until they're satisfied! They can continue all day if they want to!

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

Does not work

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

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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

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

15 Its going to be fun

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

No it's not people are bullies, they shove information down your throat, and expect you to get it all right in a test. - XxembermasterxX

Watching Disney's Hercules in 7th grade was fun. Getting yelled at by the teachers is NOT 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

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16 Bullies always get punished

The VICTIM always gets punished.

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

No, they will never get punished. - 3DG20

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.

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17 Give respect to get respect

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

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

Screaming and yelling at well-behaved students do not count as respect! >:(

I don't give respect to no one

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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 tried this once on a kid who used a laser pointer, it worked, but the others called me a tattletale >:(

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

19 You must follow dress code or there will be consequences

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

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

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.

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?

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20 School is cool

Said no one ever. - 3DG20

School is a fool.

School is boring and easy.

... What?

21 School is gonna be easy until college

This is semi-true as it does get much harder in college, but a lot of kids, college or not, have a hard time paying attention for 6-9 (depending on where you live) hours a day, then going home only to remember that they have another 3 hours of homework. - 3DG20

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.

22 We don't tolerate bullying

Yeah right everyone who bullies gets away with it

23 Middle school will prep you for high school

Best joke I've ever heard

24 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

25 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

26 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.

27 There is enough time to get to class before the bell rings

I only had 3-4 minutes of passing time in middle school

28 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

I think it’s 6 at my school. - 3DG20

Don't be late then

That’s true.

29 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

30 You will graph functions in college

I did this in high school

31 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

32 We're all here to learn
33 You can go to the bathroom anytime

You get three passes per 9 weeks

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