Top Ten Lies They Tell You About Middle School

The Top Ten Lies They Tell You About Middle School

1 We are here to help you

Most of the time when I ask for help they don't even listen to me - myusernameisthis

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.

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

2 You can be late and get away with it

This is true for me, my teachers don't notice if I'm not there by the bell.

I seen some kids late daily think they eventually got in big trouble - trains45

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.

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

3 No smoking is allowed

I saw someone smoke and I told the teacher and they didn't give a crap!

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!

4 The food is great

My school gives us one slice of cheap pizza and like one side! Hardly a lunch at all! - myusernameisthis

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.

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

5 These will be the years you look back on fondly

I just started my freshman year in high school. I'll admit I didn't like middle school, but it's better than high school. High school is so much pressure.

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 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 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

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

Yeah...NO. Guidance counselers that I have encountered don't usually help properly

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

Screw that I hate 90% of the people at my school

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

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

It is in my school.

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.

Our principal had affairs with almost ALL the teachers! Banned boys and Girls from using the bathrooms for three straight weeks. And is oblivious to smoking. Also, we can't wear tube tops.! Like are you kidding?!?!?! - abbythecheerleader

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

? You get more freedom!

Literally everyone is more strict! In my elementary school, we could play games and listen to music when we were done with our work early. But now, if we finish our work early and attempt to do this in middle school, we get declined, and EXTRA ungraded work.

The Contenders

11 We treat every student equally

The home economics teacher HATES me! Yet loves everyone else! - myusernameisthis

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.

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

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

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!

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

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 others aren't - myusernameisthis

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

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

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

16 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.

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

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

The VICTIM always gets punished.

17 Stand up to bullies

Actually, I do. It works.

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

This is true actually.

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

18 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.

That's a lie up there. This is how it works in all the schools I've been in:
They think there are only 2 types of people: jerks/bullies and push-over wimps. You give respect, everyone thinks you're a push-over and an easy target. But being a jerk won't always get you respect. Then there's the matter of being "popular." If you're a "popular" jerk, they go and kiss your shoes/boots/feet/whatever you are wearing, I don't care. But if they hate you, they hate you. - Miauzer

19 We don't tolerate bullying

Yeah right everyone who bullies gets away with it

It seems like the bullies are the principal's pets. They never seem to get into trouble. IT'S so annoying. - abbythecheerleader

20 Middle school will prep you for high school

Best joke I've ever heard

This is the BEST joke I ever heard. It's like when you get out of school, and move onto summer break, you forget everything you've learned. - abbythecheerleader

21 You must follow dress code or there will be consequences

People get away with shirts with adult content, blood, and swearing all te time

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.

22 School is cool

School is boring and easy.

School is a fool.

Said no one ever. - 3DG20

School is more boring

23 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

24 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.

25 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

This so not true I always met a mean person in all my schools - trains45

The Tea that they spread like butter makes it all better. Doesn't it? Some of the bullies might even be your friends.

*Sarcasm has been used here.
Also, the meanies might be living in Hell with Satan as their best friend. - abbythecheerleader

26 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

Some of my teachers hated me >:(

27 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.

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

Yeah right, the gym is like a football field away from the science class (which I have affter P.E) in my school

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

29 You can go to the bathroom anytime

There was times I was not allowed to go to the bathroom - trains45

You get three passes per 9 weeks

30 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.

31 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

32 You will graph functions in college

I did this in high school

33 We're all here to learn
34 Swearing is not permitted
35 If you skip school, you will have a ton of homework to make up for it

One time I skipped cause I thought I was gonna throw up and I had no homework for it!

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