Top Ten Reasons High School Is Better Than Middle School

The Top Ten

You get to pick classes

Ok so at my middle school we got to pick classes but my gosh it was so limited they might as well just put you in a random one. I finally got so much more independence over what classes I took in high school both academically and electives. My middle school didn't even have computer classes of any sort (which is rare to see now so it gives you an idea of how poor the school was).

In my middle school, I couldn't even take a language class aside from the one they forced everyone to do, now I can go all the way up to French 4 if I want. Besides, I can actually join advanced classes now, which weren't a thing back at my middle school for whatever reason.

In grade 8 you can only choose 1 course but in older grades you get to choose more instead of doing regular classes

In my high school. I am not allow to pick my own classes. But I can ask to take difficult classes.

Less bullying

Actually, this was noticeable even in 8th grade. There are still bullies, believe me. Usually it seems to be that if you're not totally dumb you end up just flipping the switch and maturing, but then there are those people who stay being a complete dick to everyone else only to realize no one else likes them. They've decided not to act more respectful and trust me, they pay the price. Back to what we were discussing, there is certainly bullying, just not in the way your used to. In middle school, bullying was seen as cool to pretty much everyone for some reason, now the people who still think that are pretty much in their own bubble as it were. So, overall, 75% of people mature, while the other 25% lose their intellect and push people around.

I wasn't really looking forward to another middle school merging with us, but the other middle school was actually way nicer than the middle school I was in.

My friend at church, Lydia, is about 15 and in the 9th grade and she said people are nice.

My school has bully's who thinks there so cool and later In life they will end up alone and high on drugs

More to do

My parents say that I'll start liking school in Grade 9 or 10. I hope it's true.

3 years later after I posted this comment, now I'm in 11th grade, and I do enjoy the syllabus, I still hate school with a passion for shoving insane amounts of workload on a regular basis.

You are more wiser and older but remember you are responsable about your behaviour

Middle school is kind of just preparing for high school so

I haven't even went to middle school

More people to meet

High school you have to put yourself out there to make friends because you have a lot of different classes, but if you find that you aren't very good friends with one group then you can meet a different group of people

There are less than 300 kids at my school, but in high school, there are many groups to choose from.

Better food

Really just depends where you go to. For some, you have to deal with water as a replacement for tomato sauce in spaghetti, plus raw food, but for others, you get your average lunch. Then there's those people who practically eat gourmet meals.

The food at my school is delicious and really cheap and just AMAZING

That includes pizza and chicken nuggets.

Bigger boobs on girls

Sorry are you a pervert or something

Perverts! Perverts! Perverts!

Your disgusting, and its an insult for all girls. R boobs all u care about?

I mean that is true, but what the hell has it to do with...

Easier dress code

Pretty much as long as you aren't over exposed, you can wear pretty much whatever you want (unless you are in a private school)

Say that to the Middle Schools in British ones in England and Wales. Wiki it.
Fortunately they are not everywhere. I never went to one but most of them look like a Primary School with a different name with the ages.

In middle school they were picky about everything and my high school I don't even know what my dress code is

My school has the strictest dress code EVER. Even if your pants are just a little bit too tight, you get in trouble. Luckily, this hasn't happened to me.

Less nonsense rules

My high school special ed teacher makes up incredibly dumb rules. In my middle school there was a Disney's Hercules classic storybook in the classroom and I was allowed to read it and I watched Disney's Hercules in class in 7th grade, but my high school special ed teacher wouldn't even allow me to say the word "Disney", let alone express my love for Disney's Hercules.

Yes. It's true teachers bluffer too much. Like that time when kids are loud she put check marks... Seriously a check mark.

So many rules in middle school and strict and high school is much better.

Yes, it shows how the whole system is maturing up.

More common sense

True. People (usually) start to end up maturing either in late middle school or high school. The horrible years are 5th, 6th, and 7th, maybe a bit of 8th
(It honestly depends on the kids there, and the school itself)

Honors and AP classes

My middle school has this.

The Contenders

Better teachers

I wouldn't say Better teachers. In high school, YOU get the ability to adapt to bad teachers. That is the difference

Not true. I had 1 mean teacher in high school.

I had no mean Teachers in High School

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You have more freedom


In elementary shool, everyone had such little freedom. We were stoked to go to middle school, but then I was disappointed. We’re kind of “babied” and not treated like we deserve… whatsoever. Highschool, however, you can do so much more than sit in an assigned class. You have th ability to choose classes (in some cases) and lunch is more layed back!

You can leave school at lunch

Only for Juniors and Seniors if you had good grades and good behavior.

WHAT?! In that case, I already love high school!

NO more anxiety attacks in the cafeteria

On halleleujah! I can't wait!

Sports are so much better


Assemblies are more fun and have more "adult" jokes.

I'm in middle school, and this sounds like what I need. No one actually pays attention to the assemblies in my school, and this would get our intrest.

My HS censors everything

Less snitches
Less homework

YES! H is for homework, aka HELL!

not true

In middle school gives you way to much homework. in high school is better.

Closer to college


Is the last school you have to pass.

Freshmen sophomore junior and senior

What about college

College is optional. You can also give to trade school or get a job that doesn't require a college degree - Ihateschool

You are able to get a job

That's not a good thing

Everyone has completed puberty's role

That doesn't mean people are more mature though.

But is everyone mature? That would be a no.

Fewer periods

For a second I thought you meant periods as in blood in the toilet kind of periods. I was confused because I thought that more people in high school got periods. I just realized that you meant classes. Kyle mistake

In middle school is 8 periods and high school you get 5 periods and its longer.

My high school calls them "blocks" not periods

My middle school called them "mods"

No "Bathroom Pass"

My high school had those

In HS we can go without having to go through the hassle of pulling out you agenda or pass

No assigned seats at lunch
You can get away with swearing

Swearing is not allowed in my school.

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