Reasons High School is Better Than Elementary School

Like most of the lists I will be doing on here, this is subject to my personal opinion on why I think high school is better than elementary school.

The Top Ten

1 The years in high school are divided into 2 semesters so you don’t have to stress about 8 classes.

I had 8 classes all year round in elementary and 4 per semester in high school.

2 You can pick your course level.

You have 4 course levels to choose from: Open, Locally Developed, Applied and Academic. - 3DG20

3 You get more time off.

Best reason

Depending on if you have an exam that day, you either only have to go for about an hour and a half or you don’t even have to go at all. - 3DG20

4 You start to get an idea of who your true friends really are.

High school is usually where everyone starts to show their true colours or look for new friend groups, but there are also many that will still be there for you forever. - 3DG20

5 You’re not stuck with the same classmates and teachers in the same classroom all day.

Unlike in elementary school, you don’t have to sit in the same classroom all day. This gives you a chance to move around between periods after a long time of sitting, and if there is a teacher or classmates you don’t like in one class, the chances of them being in more than maybe 2 of your classes are fairly slim. - 3DG20

6 Fewer compulsory courses (classes you have to take) as you go along.

I think it depends on where you live, but here, English is the only class you have to take all 4 years. - 3DG20

7 More electives (optional classes) to choose from as you go along.

The more compulsory courses you complete, the more room for classes you want to take. - 3DG20

8 Smaller age group.

In some places, you graduate from elementary school in grade 5-6 and others you don’t graduate until grade 8, but either way, I think it’s nice that the age gap in high school is a bit smaller because I never really liked going to school with people so many years older or younger. - 3DG20

9 Many clubs and activities to choose from.
10 If you don’t like a teacher, chances are you will only have him/her for 1 semester instead of a full year like in elementary school.

The Contenders

11 You don't have to obey stupid and pointless rules, such as lining up and writing in cursive.

True but high school has a totally different set of rules such as type 5 page essays and you have 5 minutes to go to class. You still have to line up when you’re in the cafeteria.

12 You'll have multiple classes and won't be stuck with your class and not be able to see your friends if your friends aren't in your homeroom
13 No more assigned lunch tables
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