Top Ten Reasons Why People Hate Middle School

The Top Ten Reasons Why People Hate Middle School

1 Too much homework

I get so much homework! When I get home from school, all I do or think about is homework. Sometimes I have to stay up to absurd hours just to get it done. And, on top of all that we have sports and stuff that we go to! There's no time anymore to do anything fun during the week!

So in fifth grade, we only had like one teacher that barely gave homework. It's sixth grade and you have 2 teachers plus the stupid Spanish teacher. On the first day of school, the teacher of English gave a bookshelf full of homework. And heres the thing the important homework, she never checks, but the unimportant she does. Everyone feels like they have no life because she assigns like a bookshelf everyday plus the annoying projects.

I really hate homework. Imagine you got 100 pieces of homework, they're depriving you of your fun and sleep, which is very mean. I mean like, come on. Stop passing out homework, so that we can have fun and get some sleep. This means on somebody's birthday. I'm lucky I have a summer birthday, because then there's no homework. We all hate homework, because it's too much work, especially in math. Math is worse, because then you'll have to show all your work. - PhilTheCorgi

Do the research! I didn't believe it at first, but I was given a (ironically) a homework assignment to debate whether or not homework was truly beneficial, and there is staggering amounts of evidence that says there is too much homework in school these days, and that there are few to none benefits at all. - keycha1n

Research? Homework is surely more beneficial than social networks which kids find as an alternative to outdoor sports these days. - yatharthb

2 Everyone turns into a jerk

I can't say that it was necessarily bad in the beginning, since everyone in sixth grade and the first half of seventh grade didn't seem to really be bothered by me. In a way, I feel like this made everything worse, since I wasn't expecting everyone in my world to wake up one morning and decide, "Well, since I'm too pathetic to handle my own hormones, I think I'm just going to make someone who isn't going through my same problem miserable for no reason at all". Not to say that my life was one hundred percent perfect before they decided to gang up on me. I was already having trouble with my family, but I guess whatever problems I had didn't seem to matter whatsoever. I don't even think I had any friends during that time, since anyone who was considered a 'friend' seemed to always want to take everything out on me, and then blame me for our dysfunctional relationship. I am just so glad that all of this is over now. To those of you eighth graders who are experiencing a similar ...more

Most of the "innocent" kids (like my friends) are now idiots, especially you.

Are the middle school students really THAT mean? I just graduated elementary and currently on summer break, so I don't know what goes on in middle school. Some people (like my brother) said that it's gonna be the worst years of my life, but some people say that they enjoyed it, and that just confuses me. I guess I'll have to go see for myself when summer break ends.

Get ready for a living hell. Don't sit I the back of the bus, trust me. - Juan-Luis

Not even kidding, there is one girl in my grade and she used to be my friend and now she thinks shes better than everyone else and shes like-"I'm awesome you suck, I'm cute your ugly, I'm popular your stupid" NO ONE CARES JUST BE QUIET

3 A really bad lunch

The food is actually a lot better than it was in elementary school. Plus there's a snack bar and desserts, and a variety of drinks! Plus it's cheap, how could you go wrong?

Umm, are lunch tastes awesome. It's basically like a food court. And that means pizza everyday!

Thank the lord we don't live in the movie high schools, be grateful. - DapperPickle

We always have 1 new meal to chose everyday which is if you want the special... All the lunch choices are good at my middle school.., exept the crispy chicken burgers and the cookies. Unless the crispy chicken has ketchup. THE PIZZA IS AMAZINGLY AWESOME!

4 Suddenly everything you do matters

In elementary school no one cared if you got a bad grade, and the teacher would actually help you. Now in middle school if you get anything lower than a B, people think you're a retard. Teachers don't help and just let you fail, plus I think the only reason for the honor roll is to embarrass kids, it makes you feel dumb and grades aren't even anything to show how smart you are! So stop thinking I'm an idiot because I got a C and help me!

Elementary school: Here, we're gonna help you out, okay? Take it easy, little buddy. Everything is gonna be okay!
Middle school: Alright you're on your own. If you swear you're gonna get a suspension, if you don't eat lunch you might as well kick yourself out cause you're getting expelled.

I think in middle school you are like an adult working for a huge business

Elementry School- bad score on a test? No problem you will just take the same damn test next week but in a different variation eitgir way it was going to be easy

Middle School- bad test score? Screw life it is already over

5 Some friends turn into enemies

It's so annoying. I had three best friends. All of them (even though we were so close and I showed loyalty) they are left me. Betrayed me. They left me to become a social outcast. I mean, how can you just lose interest in a friendship? They just left me,never played or talked to me at school. I never even fought with them. Here's a funny thing. I had some side friends but all of them had best friends that they much rather hang out with. I became friends with a new girl and she was clingy, which I like. That means she wanted extremely for me to be her friend. But my ex best friend (who has been my friend since kindergarten) asked my new friend to come with her and sit with her at lunch. I got so pissed when my new friend started talking and hanging out with my ex friend and left me to be alone. Everyone is just the same, right? Or at least in my class.

When I started school I had this fantastic friend and we did everything together. Then in 2 grade he just suddenly turned into a complete jerk because I started to learn more. He became friends with the bullies till the end of 4th grade. That's when I met 2 people I never thought I could be friends with. One was a loner and the other a boy who only started school last year. We had a great time. Always hanging out and having fun. Till 5th grade where my ex-friend, became friends with my friends, I have him a chance to be in our group. But after a few months he kept harassing me and making my life a joke

I was BFFs with a girl in 4th grade. And then LEFT ME! I mean, WHAT KIND OF PERSON DOES THAT?! She went for some bossy girl instead. And plus, she BULLIES ME! She and her "friend" give me the EVIL EYE during class. And my ex-BFF does not want me to make new friends. If she looks at me talking to a new girl, she gets jealous and tells the new girl lies about me. She treats me like dirt and I have NO friends now. I hope you are happy, Ex- friend! I HOPE YOU GET EXPELLED!

Only one friend did that to me, and now I'm starting to hate all my primary school friends because they all turned their back on me. And I only talked to one person for the whole year. That person was me.

6 Strict teachers

There are a lot of those at my school. There's this one teacher that I extremely hate because she very strict. One time I was hanging out with 2 other friends and she told us not to hang out with each other. I KNOW RIGHT! that's STUPIDO, another time we were singing the national anthem. On the second verse I decided to make up my own lyrics. Then straight after that the same teacher told us off for not singing and told us " ILL MAKE YOU SING IT EVERYDAY", Finally my friend felt sick and that same teacher won't let her out of school, even though she nearly fainted

Some teachers are racist I put this to god, some teachers be racist. Some of them hate kids too

My history teacher started out strict but every day he starts turning less strict and less strict. - cosmo

My friends got in trouble for being UNDER A MINUTE LATE. On like, the 2nd day of school. We did not have a clue where anything was.

7 No more recess

NOT A JOKE I did get recess in 8th grade. They brought it back for 7 and 8 that year. (only 5 and 6 had it)

Thanks a lot dumb middle school!

Not true. I have fifteen minutes between second and third period, and a whole hour for lunch between fourth and fifth. I'm in eighth grade and I find it perfectly suitable.

I miss recess, no friends though but at least I had a break from the learning! Seriously! I need fresh air!

8 Cliques

I didn't get any of my previous friends in my third-grade class, so I made friends with three other girls. We were really good friends, but in fourth-grade I learned the truth; the second they weren't in the same class as me, they all ditched me for their own friends. They didn't try to keep in touch with me, or talk to me in recess or gym (my school puts three/two classes in the same grade together), and every time I saw them in Chorus or Orchestra, only one of them would actually talk to me and be my partner. One moved away, but when she came back, she didn't even look at me, let alone talk to me. The truth is, I was only their friend because their friends were in different classes. I mean, they were good friends, but they didn't ever so speak to me after third-grade, like they never knew me. I tried to talk to them, but they just said "Hi" like I was a complete stranger dressed like Dumbledore. Loosing friends is sad, but the bright side is that my old friend and a new friend were ...more

As a person who suffers from autism, I'm really worried about middle school next year and dealing with cliques. What if I miraculously make a friend, but then that friend ditches me for some group of socially well-liked students? I really doubt I'm ever going to be able to keep any friends until college, at least. - RockFashionista

My observations on the school are an unbelievably catastrophic mix of PewDiePie, memes, Fortnite, and cliques.

Boi I had lots o friends but then they started wearing jojo bows and turned against me

9 Bullying

My best friend suffered from extreme bullying last year. And it was all because she was standing up for her friend. Everyday I feel so bad for her. That she had to go through all of that is horrifying. But they left her alone and I'm helping her recover from her shaken up experience.

I'm sorry to hear that she was bullied. A lot of people get bullied in school. - PhilTheCorgi

People keep calling me names, and it's really annoying. Whenever somebody yells at me, I start crying. I have very sensitive feelings, you know. They also kept taking my stuff. At lunch, they occasionally steal food from me. At any class, people take pencils from me, and they also dug into my bookbag once. At least school is almost over for me, then I will be out of all this stuff. The other thing is that people were also playing really annoying games while I'm trying to work or eat. - PhilTheCorgi

I genuinely can't help what I look like and people will not leave me alone over it - why can't people just accept me for being nice?

This should be Number One on this list, especially since it happened to me a lot as a middle schooler.

10 Less minimum days

Wait what does that mean

Actually I always have modified days every Wednsday and I'm in middle school - Milkshake

The Contenders

11 You have to work with people you don't like or know

Like fr some people have anxiety and some teachers be forcing them to work with people they don't know, like people with social anxiety they can get too nervous with people they don't know

No, I don't wanna work with my ex, thank you. - Pegasister12

Yes there is this one girl in my class she sits in front of me and she has told all the other girls at my table (who used to be really nice) to be mean to me and I have to deal with this till who knows when

Well, welcome to life skills, people. Suck it up.

12 Popular girls get way more snobby

In elementary school, being popular was way easier. All you had to do (at least in my school) was be yourself. There was this one girl who was a tomboy, but she was super super popular because of the fact that she did not hide her true colors. I was sort of popular-ish, because of my kind personality.

*wall of text incoming*

And then middle school. How come I JUST STARTED MIDDLE SCHOOL IN AUGUST and I am already seeing this? In my middle school, all you have to do is be pretty. No one cares if you act like a douche bag or not. I remember asking my friend how to be popular at my school, because she knows some of the popular kids, and she just said, "You have to be pretty, skinny, and curse a lot." She is literally the only nice popular kid at my school. All the popular kids are complete bullies, and they're not even funny. I am an OUTCAST this year just because I don't curse, and I'm not pretty or skinny. I'm nice, and that's really all that matters. Hell, my ...more - Absolite

I agree. There's this one really snobby (or as I like to call her, nobby) girl, who I used to have to sit next to in geography. And she was just like "I CAN'T SIT NEXT TO HIM". Luckily the teacher realised his mistake and changed the seating plan and now I sit next to my crush.

I'm not going against this, but not all the popular girls are TERRIBLE. I'll start with the bad. They gossip, exclude people, and just make people FEAR them, because they have a higher "status". But not all of them are bad. Two or three are actually my friends. Sort of.

They used to be nice in elementary school, but now they curse, yell, and bully the 6th graders. - Popsicles

13 Mondays

Lol, don't even need to explain it.

I hate it I cry everyday I have to go I just want to go home

You know what's worse about Mondays? It's too far away from the weekends. - PhilTheCorgi

No explanation needed.

14 Too many school projects

They waste your time. You can prepare for exams other than doing projects. - Animefan12

In one of classes we never actually learned anything. The teacher just gave us instructions to follow for a different project every week.

In social studies I have this teacher that right after you have another with NO break time.

My English teacher gave us a reading project then gave us a seven part project on the book, then se tells us "i'm gonna give you guys a break" and then next week she gives us another project. It is so annoying like we have stuff to do

15 The lockers

Having a hard time opening them.

Luckily, the staff opened it for me so I can open it easily ;).-Vestalis

16 Everyone becomes more judgmental

They really do. Suddenly everything you do matters. If you aren't friends with the "popular" people, you're considered an outcast. And you talk to ONE boy and suddenly everyone thinks you like him. You have to be careful of your every move because your scared what someone else will think. Your basically LIVING for SOMEONE ELSE.

One time I got judged to how I ate a banana, they imagine me sucking on something. There are 0 ways available of eating a banana right

If I wore the same shirt that I did the week before, at least one person would say "oh my god you wore that shirt last week! " And I'm just like oh sorry I forgot that I hate an endless closet full of clothes...

It's so frustrating seeing people judge everyone for everything they do.

17 Cafeteria food

Bruh we used to have revolution
i thought we were the only ones!

Revolution food is fire, better than my last school. A WHOLE lot better

Revolution food sucks

18 Test and quizzes

Especially when you get competitive with people who used to be your friends

LOL that A=Average grading system mostly applies to Asian kids XDDD

Uggg cramming never works, the shame

hard tests

19 Backstabbers

They always try to take advantage of you as a friend, then backstab you. - ethanmeinster

No one said it to me but it felt like that

20 Bitchy girls

There just mean that's all

Haha it's so true.

21 You start to understand reality more

You finally start to understand the real world. Not everyone is who they seem to be. They can smile and laugh with you one day, and the next they're the one who started the awful rumor about you. I thought the world was a happy place before Middle School, but I obviously was wrong. The reality is honestly you can't trust anyone. The real world is an horrible place. Now you know what REALLY to expect in the future.

22 Detentions

It was okay that's what she said

23 Everyone has a phone

The whole 6th grade was at an assembly, and our principal asked, "How many of you have a phone? " And pretty much everyone raised their hand. Except me.

I know! Everybody always asks me "do you have a phone? " or "WHY" I get super embarresed like and the fact that my parents still will not buy me a phone makes me even more mad!

My parents don't get me a phone but suddenly EVERYONE has one?! I get made fun of cause I don't have instagram and snapchat and all the "in" things, it's so annoying. and our teacher when we are taking a math test on quadratic functions and square roots (where we get to use calculators) ASSUMES everyone has a phone and when I ask her if I can borrow her calculator she says "What about your phone? use that instead! " it makes me angry!

TOO TRUE I'm not aloud to have a phone until I can drive and this little bitch has an iphone x

24 Social hierarchies

They all begin in middle school, and it was a frustrating time. - Turkeyasylum

25 Good kids starting becoming bad


26 Gross bathrooms

Some disgusting kid stuck a USED pad on the mirror in the girls room. Everyone freaked out, it was nasty.

I did that yesterday, and then invited the girls in the bathroom to come look. They laughed, and also said "That's nasty". - PhilTheCorgi

Good Lord! Sometimes I question if the bathroom in my middle school had ever been cleaned before! The least they could do is put in an air freshener.

There is always pee all over the floor in the girls bathrooms! It's a middle school, why isn't everyone potty trained yet?! - Popsicles

Seriously! Don't we have janitors!? If we do, they don't do their jobs!

27 Starting to understand the real world

I find this a good thing

28 Populars saying that you have no friends

Yea I get this one a ton but most people that say it barely know me and are usually annoyed with the emotional iq of a potato

29 Having to get up early

It was hard to wake up every morning

30 Teachers don't believe you
31 Everyone becomes promiscuous

And now the teachers are pedophiles! in my pe class, the teacher always picks the promiscuous girl with short shorts etc

32 Drama

Drama is like a clingy friend. No matter how hard you try to run away, or shake it off, it ALWAYS finds a way to come back to you (LOL)

RIGHT! Its like fake relationships

Middle school relationships are full of drama, like seriously wait till high school yungins

33 No school trips

I actually like this to be honest. For me, I have anxiety when I go to the cities, I just don't know why. I never felt stuff like this back when I was still on elementary School, but now I'm in 7th grade and I always feel anxious about this for some reason. - Hoenn4Ever

My middle school had trips. Among them were one camping trip and one to a Renaissance faire. My mom wouldn't let me go on them, though. She was too overprotective of me (and still is! )

We had one trip, we got to walk downtown and see a movie. It was pretty fun, better than all the boring museums we went to in 5th grade. - Popsicles

Actually, there can be school trips in middle school, but I don't think they really do it much. - PhilTheCorgi

34 Students doing something wrong and blaming it on you

I hate that people that do it can get in a car crash

35 Disgusting bathrooms

Sometimes the sinks have blood on them, and the soap dispensers are broken/empty half the time. WHAT THE F---?

People never flush the toilet it once looked like someone had a abortion right then and there!

36 Favoritism among teachers

OH. MY. GOD. My career teacher in 9th grade would treat a girl in my class better than everyone else in the entire school. She'd let her talk with friends during class, let her go on her phone, you name it. Would she let me do those things? NOPE! - railfan99

37 Middle Schoolers are obnoxious
38 Mean teachers

In 6th grade my music teacher told me that I was "being disruptive" because I suddenly had stomach cramps and I kept running to the bathroom.

That teacher is an idiot think that you have control over random stomach cramps...

My teachers are downright rude to me. I hope their lives crash and they end up in a car accident.

Don't let go to the bathroom

Mine were Miss Dunham, Mrs. Neese, and Mr. Day

39 Understanding more of the real world
40 Exams

Exams suck. And I will tell I right now they do not get any better through out your school life. Take it from someone who hated their school life but still got good grades. When I was in grade eight I wanted to drop out so bad and hoped that it would ease up a bit but it does not. On the positive side of things it will end and you will get through it!

41 Being around ignorant people

Why is this not at least in the 10th place!? Everyone I go to school with has the IQ of a peanut.

42 Gym class

You walked to the gym, and have to change in front of 29 other people within 5 minutes minus the time it took you to walk there and then the people torment you, and if you are anything like me, you can't change in stalls, and the older class men called you, then you work out, stretch, run a mile, do some test play a game then get dressed again or for boys Thursday and Tuesday, put on swimming trunks and jump in the pool, or get an F. This class will lower your energy, self-esteem, and how much you care.

I sprained my pinkie in gym in 7th grade.

Basically there is an odd number of friends and I’m always that odd one out in BOTH of my friend groups. They don't even rotate who gets to be partners with who. The gym teacher always says to get in groups of 4 when we have 5 people in our friend group, so I’m thrown over to my two other friends. Then the gym teacher says to partner up and I’m that odd ball. So I’m over here being forced to be partnered with people I don't know/like while my other friends are all laughing but also “feeling sorry” for me. I hate how we have to do this every class.

43 Short passing periods

We only get 4 minutes to get class to class, sometimes having to go to our lockers. I have 3 tardies, and if we had at least a 7 minute passing time, I would maybe have only one, (thanks Subsitute physical wellness teacher! )

I have one minute to get from class to class, and I deal just fine.

Just kill me now

Shut up nerd

44 Racism

People are saying a lot of racist stuff in school, and it's getting annoying. - PhilTheCorgi

45 Mean students

There are a lot of other people who are rude.. Which sort of goes with the Bullying thing. It really sucks and in elementary school everyone was nicer.

I hate school for this reason: bullies, just cause I'm a BOY and I like the color PINK doesn't mean you have to flippin PICK ON ME U LITTLE...calm down

46 Scared to make mistakes

Everything you do is important!

47 No more fun or play time

One of the reasons why I Hated Middle School or Secondary. There is no more playground/ Jungle Gym at the school (Never mind there is another park around the corner.)

And I can't stand it when friends stop playing with you and call you Childish or Baby. Bro, chill, I just like having a good time. What is wrong with that?

I feel your pain, dude. That is what happened to me.

I feel you. They deprive us of all our fun. - PhilTheCorgi

Me too.

48 Getting held back is easier
49 Learning is abuse

Whenever I start learning things that I don't have an interest on or things that I don't find to be useful for my future, I just ended up daydreaming and the teacher rarely notice me daydreaming. Even if the teachers did, I won't get punished or anything. It's still better to just daydream during the whole lesson than listening to the useless things the teachers teaches you in my opinion. - Hoenn4Ever

I learned nothing from middle school. Absolutely nothing. Except to hate it.

Learning is stupid. rather eat and lick moldy mucus, ahh, that's the life.

50 No time to make friends

Well, You get like 4 minutes to get to your next class. It's too short! No time to get social at all..

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