Top 10 Most Stressful Things About High School

High school can be pretty stressful and here's the most stressful stuff.
The Top Ten
1 Homework

Homework is the worst thing ever. Teachers think it will make us smarter, but all it does is make me want to kill myself! Did you know that in Finland, students only have ten minutes of homework? They also have a shorter school day, but yet, it's the best school system in the world. 3+ hours of homework is pointless!

I had so many assignments to deal with, it stressed me out, frustrated me, and agitated me, and I've felt that way for 20 days. Neither did I sleep well for 14 days because of SO MANY assignments I have. Even though I finish one, I was given another one, and the deadline is ALWAYS the same. In two days, but with as many assignments I have, one, two, or more assignments are bound to be due tomorrow, or the next day after tomorrow. After ALL of that, I called that week of that experience, "Hell Week". Except it damages you emotionally and mentally. And yes, my brain was straining, aching, and burning. And afterwards, I feel extremely burnt out.

I literally forgot to bring home my homework one day, and the other was so ridiculous. The worst problem is that it's the fault of the SCHOOL! The questions are vague and badly written, which just servers to increase stress; even the para who tries to help me understand questions like that is no help. And one day the stress was so bad, I forgot my GLASSES AND MY PEN. 6 hours of school feels like 18 hours, and I just wanna conk out in my bed when I get home... and this is where homework gets really involved. It makes me unable to do that. It has been proven over and over again that homework is completely useless and just makes children MORE stressed! And we have to use a Chromebook -- which doesn't have a capslock button -- so now I never use it on my actual computer, because I mentioned earlier that 6 hours feels like 18 hours, so it wears on you! And homework takes away the free time you have to get that stress off, and god forbid you FORGET it like I did!

Teachers need to stop cramming the work! I want to actually live my life rather than looking at a paper for five hours each day.

2 Bullies

Bullies are more likely to become criminals, and they will screw up in the future. If people bully me, they better be ready for me destroying their romantic relationships..muahahaha! Or when I get bullied, the bullies get killed in my dreams, I am Asian, so I get bullied a lot by white kids. A guy who wrote that I had corona on the classroom whiteboard got stoned to death in my dream because he committed a crime-adultery, and also for kidnapping babies from Asian countries and selling them as slaves. So bullies will mostly be screw ups when they grow up.

I got bullied by 3 people and now 2 idiots! They're twins and in the same class as me!
They're nice to others and they pretend to be good to me in front of others, when people r gone. They start harassing me! Ugh I hate them!

Being bullied is not cool at all. Words can hurt and sting that makes you bad things. I have been a victim of bullying back when I was in school because of this I did not have any friends and my grades were falling apart. Eventually, I had a few friends who stood up for me!

I was always an intelligent kid (of course, not academically), but was bullied nearly all my life. Already a Junior in high school; doesn't happen as much, but is still an issue that will haunt me forever.

Yes, bullies still exist; and yes, they will attack you. There's not much of a way to avoid it unless you're already the bully or the bully's best friend. And it sure sucks to know that they may continue to act like this into adulthood unless you do something about them that stops them.

3 Presentations

I never had to give presentations in school thankfully. We did presentations in groups and I was a little introvert that never wanted to talk so somebody more outgoing would do it. They'd nominate themselves from the start anyway. In college however, all presentations were individual and it was scary at first but you get used to it eventually. I think it's the work that you have to put into it is the nerve wrecking part in case you didn't put in enough or you overdid it.

I always felt awkward doing those. Just the feeling that I’m standing in front of the whole class and talking. Thank god the feedback I received was fairly positive

At this school I went to, they had you do this project in 7th and 8th grade and then present it in front of a 300+ audience at a college. Two most terrifying ten minutes of my life. They had professors attend these things and stuff. They gave everyone feedback cards to give you feedback on your presentation/project. It was not all positive.

I hesitate to talk to most people at my school but I always get praised for my presentations, even if it's on a subject I'm not interested in. Basically I master this skill by getting my mind to think that I'm presenting in front of a wall even though I can clearly see 30+ or sometimes even 500+ students in front of my eyes.

4 Group Projects

One time, I was working with a partner on a project. She was busy looking at BTS while I was actually focusing. We got a bad grade.

Definitely, because at my school, I can't get people to work! I did this one group project on earthquakes, and I got a C because it looked like no group effort went into it. That's because I literally did the project myself. One guy in my group was supposed to collect information from doing research on the internet. But it turned out he played the whole class period. Causing me to fall behind.

Worst: going up with your group
Also when I was doing one, no one did anything and me and my friend did it, they're so lazy. I should've gone on my own!

In my math class, we where in teams to do the work and my team was annoying and never did any work and the team completely crushed my grade, the good thing was that I asked in I could move teams to be on my own, and I could, which helps better.

5 Grades

I find it extremely BS how grades determine your future. School should be about learning things we will use as an adult! Not to memorize things that we will eventually forget and not use much of in real life just to get an A on a goddamn test!

My goal is to not have anything lower than a B-, have never done that in school because I hold very high standards to my education. But this year man, all honors classes and an AP class, got 2 C's and that worries me but the rest of my grades are above it, very tough year

Grades are just a number. And it won't matter once you start your ACTUAL life and hold a full-time job. People who realize this early are the ones that do best in the real world, not the academic world.

I am kinda peer-pressured into getting good grades. I am known as the smart girl and everyone says I'm the smartest kid in the year (I actually wont deny it)

6 Drama

The kids in my new school are already making me stay away. The cops were called last week because some boy got mad and threw a chair at a FEMALE ADULT. These kids already give me anxiety, that's why I eat lunch upstairs besides a door. I sit on the floor with my music and I draw.

I loved drama in school. The people kissing in the corner, the students backtalking the teachers and then storming out. It was so funny to watch, especially if you weren't in the mood for any particular classes.

I've never experienced or been involved in any drama at all of my schools from kindergarten to 8th grade.

Self explanatory really. But even trying to avoid it can be stressful. Peer pressure is the worst

7 Tests/Quizzes

Hate having to take these I get so worried that I might make a mistake from over thinking.

I never really stress over these. Study and you'll be fine. Projects, though...

Especially considering how much it affects your grade.

In germany you always have unnanounced small tests

They make your life hell

8 Being Around People You Hate

Why are you kids hating people. Don't waste your time with hate. Boo hoo! If you hate people how can you love? Better get a thick skin or change that way of thinking

High school. You will sometimes have classes with people that hate you, and they will constantly annoy you in the middle of class.

This one girl will laugh at everyone who makes jokes or burps or farts and she is loved by teachers. BUT guess who makes the jokes ME. I’ll say the joke first and look at me as if I’m the stupidest person in the world then someone will say my joke aloud and she’ll laugh like a maniac towards them. Not just once,every time. She tries to act all nice after she throws a tantrum. One time all I did a Normal crawl to my friend since I was sitting on the floor and when I said hi to my friend say “Dawson go back to your spot before I say ugly words towards you”...this is a Christian school me and her go to.

I agree because I am in middle school and I have to be around stupid retards that I hate

9 Homecoming and Prom

This should probably be higher than 13. It's sooo hard to get ready for Homecoming or Prom. You have to find the perfect dress, perfect date, perfect EVERYTHING!

At least in my school this is completely optional and barely anyone goes so it does not even really matter.

And how I wasted my first kiss and lost my first love.

God. Dammit. Highschool.

For me homecoming and prom are hell. I never have a good time at school dances.

10 Cliques

Most Irish schools are super clicky. Especially if the school is located up the countryside or in a local area because then, if you aren't a farmer or you don't play sports, you're instantly exlcuded

I don't see the actual purpose of cliques. These are just a tool to erect social comfort zones.

It stressed me out so much I never focussed on the work enough to get stressed about THAT.

I am content with loneliness.

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11 Midterms & Finals

This should be #1. When I was in high school, I would constantly freak out during semester finals.

An absolute nightmare

12 Trying to Catch Up on Classes

I got the flu once and it was so hard for me to catch up on my classes. I ended up failing a lot of tests

If you miss even a single day you'll be lucky to make anything above a 95

No explanation really needed to be honest.

I voted for grades but this too

13 Assessments

The fact you're required to do both and need Istep to Graduate can be somewhat stressful.

14 AP Classes

I took AP Euro my sophomore year because I love European history. But this class broke me! I could do anything on the weekends because I had so much homework to do. Not only that, but my teacher seemed to be more concerned with getting everything done as fast as possible, rather than how good our work was. My teacher talked so fast that I would fall behind quickly, and if I asked if she could repeat herself, she would be like "nope, sorry, we have to keep going, we are on a very tight schedule". If I removed all my other classes that year, but Euro, I would still have more homework than I did with all my classes as a freshmen.

15 Peer Pressure

peer pressure is a terrible thing to do especially in Mount Anthony and there was a lot of drama too . I have had some experience with former friends who weren't friendly to me and I even had to get help from my best friend Cindy sweet and she helped me a lot !

Self explanatory

16 How Popular You Are

There are mean people in my classes. One of them was a girl who put on spray tan when she's actually ugly and gets bad grades. She also made me feel very uncomfortable. When I got higher than her in a biology quiz, she was furious. She said:" No more ASIANS! " And there's this rude guy in my geography class who would make fun of Asians, and he called me Indonesian behind my back and all his friends were laughing at me. He also said that nobody liked China and therefore China should be dead. I told him off and then he said:"There you are, YOU TROUBLEMAKER! " But he was the actual troublemaker, not me. He even wanted me to get into trouble but he still got into trouble. He's a popular boy, that's why!

Being Popular isn't always right thing to do once you get sucked in you will lose friends. I have been there, I was popular in music and science and history . Back in Shaftsbury Elementary I was in the school choir and girl scouts! Being poplar takes time

I was only popular because my last name rhymed with 'Geese.' It wasn't the type of popularity you would want.
In fact, it was the type of popularity that got me bullied and jumped by randoms in high school. I didn't even have to know anybody just to get bullied by people that heard rumors about me.

I don't get it like really who cares about how popular you are the minute you leave high school and go for a job you're not going to be like " fyi I was like really popular at highschool you should hire me " no who is going to care. ahh I just don't get it like why seriously why

17 Essays

I thought typing 2-3 page essays in high school was tough enough, but then IN COLLEGE I heard the WORST thing regarding essays that a teacher had ever said to me: "The essay have to be AT LEAST 10 PAGES LONG".


18 Teachers

I hated my home economics and English teachers. They were so rude and would always pick on students

Depends on the teacher, of course, but we all know that when your teacher is a real jerk, it sucks.

For me it's the teachers that don't explain anything that stress me out

My high school special ed teacher stressed me out a lot.

19 Math

Well, math may be difficult to understand, but I don't think it's bad. It's not like Baldi will kill us all just because we got a simple math problem wrong.

Math is important for us we'll have to learn to use it correctly not just hating it. In our jobs we'll totally need math, it's not like baldi will come in we all deserve to love math

Pretty easy, algebra confuses you at the start, but it is not so hard, even less using potencies and surreal numbers.

Actually, for once math isn't that hard for me. I'm in finance and budget saving.

20 Thinking About Your Future

You know what's worse? Trying to achieve your future.

Should be number 1

Yeah that's true

People keep asking so many questions. JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!

21 Lectures

They will most likely drive you crazy in one way or another.

Tip:Read the godd*mn book the first weeks, next one resume it, and then do the exam.

22 Biology Class

Biology is actually the easiest science unit in my opinion.

Not really stressful in all honesty CHEMISTRY is more of a bitch to complete.

Bioloy isn't that stressful to be honest Chemistry on the other hand is a bitch to complete.

23 Lunch

In school, there waas never enough room in the canteen to eat and we would have been given out to if we ate in the hallways. We could have went outside but when it was cold and raining, that lead to major problems

In Spain is not necessary...we have a small cafeteria and a huge...better said, TWO huge playgrounds where to eat and talk

Basically, I eat at one of my teacher's rooms with my friends, which eliminates the stress all together.

I eat with my friends, other people have none - such the activity level some users still have

24 Liars

Why the *bleep* you lying?
Why you always lying?
Mmm, oh my god,

25 Detention

I remember getting a detention once just for forgetting to bring a book to class

In my school you don't even get in trouble if you skip Working Lunch or Lunch Detention lmao.

I hate detention so much.

No rnning in the halls. 30 seconds detention for you

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