Top Ten Reasons High School Is Better Than Middle School


The Top Ten

1 You get to pick classes

Lot of classes to pick from

I don't get to pick classes. - Ihateschool

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

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2 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. - SubliminalMessages

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

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3 More to do

Middle school is kind of just preparing for high school so

My parents say that I'll start liking school in Grade 9 or 10. I hope it's true. - Animefan12

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. - styLIShT

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

I haven't even went to middle school

4 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.

5 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.

6 Bigger boobs on girls

dude what - Limeyy

Now this is the truth

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

Now, this is epic.

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7 Easier dress code

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

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)

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. - FluffyBanana

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8 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. - Bikerninja1997

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

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9 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)

10 Honors and AP classes

My middle school has this. - Minecraftcrazy530

The Contenders

11 Better teachers

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

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

I had no mean Teachers in High School - Bikerninja1997

the betta

12 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!

13 You can leave school at lunch

On halleleujah! I can't wait!

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

NO more anxiety attacks in the cafeteria

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

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

My HS censors everything

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.

15 Sports are so much better
16 Less homework

YES! H is for homework, aka HELL! - MChkflaguard_Yt

not true

In middle school gives you way to much homework. in high school is better. - Bikerninja1997

17 Less snitches
18 Is the last school you have to pass.

College? University? - Limeyy

What about college

Freshmen sophomore junior and senior

19 Closer to college


20 Everyone has completed puberty's role

That doesn't mean people are more mature though. - PianoQueen

But is everyone mature? That would be a no. - styLIShT

21 You are able to get a job

That's not a good thing

22 4 years left

4 more years of Hell then bye see ya never

And then college...

can't STOP!
can't STOP!

23 More opportunities
24 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

My high school calls them "blocks" not periods

In middle school is 8 periods and high school you get 5 periods and its longer. - Bikerninja1997

25 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

26 Get to join in clubs

We already get clubs,(I’m in elementary almost in middle school)but all we have is Girl Scouts, Orf,Chess, and other RETIREMENT HOME activities.

27 No assigned seats at lunch
28 Nicer people
29 You can eat outside

At my school we always eat outside.

Depends on the school. In fact a lot of things on this list depend on that - JustAnAccount

30 Freshman and Sophmores and Juniors and Seniors come get together in homeroom class

6 7 and 8 grade do that at my school

31 No more loud pep sessions
32 Less mean kids
33 Less mean kids and teachers
34 You can choose your own college
35 Less strict
36 Harder work

Not in special ed

37 You can get away with swearing

Yay! - Limeyy

38 You get to graduate

How is that exclusively beneficial to high school? Maybe I'm not just familiar with the American system... - styLIShT

39 Better behavior

Please tell me there is better more mature kids

40 Going to the prom

yeah - Bikerninja1997

41 Senior appreciation day


The seniors get to skip class for a day, go to a talent show, enjoy a BBQ, and then go home afterwards!

42 Making your own choices
43 Dental, vision, and hearing testings/screenings are not done through pe classes
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