Top Ten Lies They Tell You About Middle School

The Top Ten
1 We are here to help you We are here to help you

I'm pretty sure that's a propaganda technique used by the US government to make kids think that teachers actually support them.

I guess if you call constantly shoving lessons down our throats and telling us we'll "need" it when we really won't "help", then be my guest.

Legit one of my friends smokes, drinks, vapes, cuts himself, and talks about suicide all the time. He's twelve. I told the teachers and they didn't give a crap

If the teachers could blast us all into a hundred pieces, they would. They don't give a crap about you.

2 You can be late and get away with it You can be late and get away with it

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.

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

I got lunch detention for being five minutes late to class once.

People say you can't, but you actually can at my school!

3 The food is great The food is great

I always ate from the cafeteria until one day in seventh grade, the carrots tasted rotten, that made me want to switch to homemade lunches from now on, until college.

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.

Remember 2 Girls 1 Cup? It still exists but now that's where school gets their food from? People doing 2 girls 1 cup.

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

4 No smoking is allowed No smoking is allowed

Not true, kids last year at my school smoked weed. I'm not sure what happened to them though. Probably got expelled I'm sure.

People smoke weed and drink, but it is obviously not allowed. (Smoked in bathrooms so the bathrooms are banned)

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.

5 These will be the years you look back on fondly

So, here's a story time.
I am in middle school (7th grade to be exact), everything sucks. I have to feel like a dumb ass when I get things wrong,.

I look back on the years in elementary school where I went to school, talked about Five Nights at Freddy's theories at recess, played Minecraft on the bus, came home, rode my bike, and came in around dinner time while playing Super Smash Bros. On the Nintendo 3DS while watching WWE with my family

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.

6 We expect more of you here

They expect less of us, actually..

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.

No, they're just available to ask you questions and not do anything to help.

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

We never had them

8 Your locker combination is a secret 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.

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.

All my friends: I know your locker combination.

It is in my school.

9 Everyone is one big happy family

Not true. If you look around yourself you will notice there are different groups and classifications. So school are actually really divided.

It's a group of factions. There's the "cool" kids, who frequently form the subfactions of bullies and popular jerks. There's also the downtrodden "nerds", which is where I stand. These are the smart ones who show that have their own interests beyond the latest memes and trends.

I'm not part of it I'm polite most of the time but I'm popular in my class and known to be smart there's the unpopular "nerds", the popular jerks then the normals

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.

10 The principal is your friend 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.

No, I've had a ton of principals and I don't like any of the ones I actually remember.

He's a meanie green beanie.

Principal isn't my Friend.

The Contenders
11 We treat every student equally

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.

Hahaaa, NO. This is most certainly not the case in my school. Popular kids seem to get away with almost anything. Why? Because they're angels in their book.

In my English class, I did a informative essay and my teacher criticized me for not "following the format" when she did not give one!

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.

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.

When I was in middle school, my dad didn't want me to learn Korean, or else he would call the teachers on me, but I wanted to anyway, because I had to write a Korean newspaper for geography class in sixth grade, and in seventh grade, I loved K-Pop, while my friends loved Black and Yellow, that I couldn't stand, and some of them even called me Chinese, so I finally decided to stop listening to K-Pop or even learning the Korean language in eighth grade and switch to other activities instead, but it got even more miserable than sixth or seventh grades, so once eighth grade was over, I got interested in my Korean again, and I was feeling better again.

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? "

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.

13 Ignore the bully and they will stop Ignore the bully and they will stop

My best friend is getting bullied behind her back on the bus and she can hear her. She tries to ignore but it doesn't work for her.

Do not listen to the people that say this. It is a big fat lie, so don't let them convince you otherwise. Ignore the bully and guess what will really happen. That's right. They continue doing it. You have to stand up to them.

This actually works. If you react, you give the bully more fuel. If you don't react they get bored and move on to another victim.

Ignoring never works! They'll just keep doing it until they're satisfied! They can continue all day if they want to!

14 Bullies always get punished 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.

I have gotten bullied several times and all they did was make the student each lunch in the office and miss recess.

No, they don't. And if the bully physically tries to hurt you and you punch him/her or something, you get in trouble.

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

15 Teachers are nice

It depends. Some are nice and some are mean.

Nope! Teachers are pure evil jerks!

Some of them are, but most aren't.

I had a racist 6th grade teacher.

16 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.

No it's not people are bullies, they shove information down your throat, and expect you to get it all right in a test.

Yeah. Sitting there for hours doing assignments, projects, tests etc and getting bullied is so fun.

Yep, because sitting in a classroom with people you hate for hours with teachers nagging at you is so much fun! *Sarcasm*

17 The kids are more nice and welcoming than elementary school

Yeah, one day, when I was a student in eighth grade, I asked my mom whether she liked elementary or middle school better, and she said she liked middle school better than elementary, because middle school students are much more mature, kind, obedient, hardworking, and cry less than elementary. But what about the bullies in middle school? And what about their naughty behaviors? Like, what about my punishment day in sixth grade for breaking a toy into pieces for not doing my supposed work on my computer? And what about the day I called my computer teacher evil? And the day I accidentally broke my English teacher's vase? And the day my elementary school friend Madison told me in sixth grade to say she wasn't my friend anymore? And the day many of my classmates called me mean names in history class in seventh grade? Those days never happened in my elementary school life! I totally disagree with my mother! ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS ARE BETTER THAN MIDDLE! PERIOD!

I got attacked with a flute case by one of the other students.

They haven't matured yet.

18 Stand up to bullies Stand up to bullies

Standing up to bullies is useless. Even if it works, you end up being the only one in trouble just for self defense. Even worse, the teachers never believe you.

Well, how else are you gonna get them to stop? "Kill them with kindness"?

Actually, I do. It works.

This is true actually.

19 Middle school will prep you for high school
20 Give respect to get respect

Its true in my case but its not true in others. I see kids who try their hardest but they still get in trouble or they don't get respect that they deserve. Or there's the "Golden Rule" but nobody ever follows it so its pretty much pointless nowadays...

I don't believe this. Some people don't deserve it, and only need a slap to their face.
Only people worth it need respect, yet they don't get it, and only the worthless do.
( Oh boy, I sound weird. )

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.

Well, unless the students you try to give respect to call you a weirdo and the teachers thinking they're superior over you just because they're older.

21 School is cool

School is boring and easy.

School is more boring

School is a fool.

Said no one ever.

22 We don't tolerate bullying We don't tolerate bullying

Teachers you mean you don't tolerate standing up to bullies but you are madly in love with bullies

23 School is gonna be easy until college 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.

Middle school was not that easy.

Easy? Yea, easy to fall asleep.

24 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...

People at my school are mean to each other and tell each other to die.

My brother, Noah, was a bully that never got in trouble.

Nope, not everyone. Some are nice, some aren't.

25 You must follow dress code or there will be consequences You must follow dress code or there will be consequences

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.

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.

I'm so sorry. If I don't where EXACTLY nike shorts ONLY to PE, what are you gonna do, kick me out of the school?

We don't have a dress code but the principal said girls can't show their bra straps.

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