Top 10 Most Stressful Things About High School

High school can be pretty stressful and here's the most stressful stuff.

The Top Ten Most Stressful Things About High School

1 Homework

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!

Homework is the dumbest thing about school. The only homework I usually get is just work that it unfinished BUT... there are teachers who think that it is important to be miserable at home too. So I go for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, and 13 years and now your eating into my personal life. Give me a break I know some teachers who give out whole stacks of homework. I have been lucky so far except in elementary I always got homework but it was not that much. - Dannny828283

(Laughs in Being Homeschooled) Honestly I Feel Sorry for Those Who Aren't. - Rainbowkid38

In Ireland, in secondary school, every three years you would have a really important exam. These exams were called the state exams and the last lot of exams you do are called the leaving certificate and it basically tells you whether you can go to college or not. Try having a ton of homework to do and then studying for that and deciding on your future too. Not fun. - tinytootsierolls

2 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. - tinytootsierolls

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 hate going up in front of the class and presenting stuff that nobody cared about. It was nerve-racking for me and boring for everyone else. - Aleca

I went up with shaking hands and a trembling voise. you guessed it, I got laughed at and also got an F. almost cried

3 Bullies

If I got bullied ever, someone better be ready for some painful dreaming time in a blue bed and prepared for a dentist surgery gone wrong by knocking some teeth out. They also should be prepared for me in their dreams, and a cut or a bruise feeling like a mace and ball and chain in their face stabbing and spraying them! - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

If someone ever bullies me, I'll just say that you are REALLY not going to like what happens if you mess with me. - MasterHand

They all need to be expelled and end up drug addicts, homeless, dead at 20, in jail, or disowned by their parents. all the bullies except the ones who aren't actually bad people

I love school but the only thing I hate are bullies not I get bullied in school I also get bullied at home, work, outside, and in even in community places

4 Group Projects

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.

Hate working with others. There are lazy people who only do the fun parts and the bossy people. Also I'm shy and more of a solo worker so yeah. Only work in groups if its with friends - Lunala

I am not a social person so I HATE this! Either I have to do everything or everyone argues and get nothing done. I've had very bad group experiences - Randomator

I get work done much faster when I'm by myself. Plus, I want full control of the assignment. So I can add all of the creative touches I want, without being told otherwise. - KeyboardHero

5 Drama

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. - tinytootsierolls

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.

Teachers used to throw chairs at students in my school (or so it was said) also we had a teacher spank a student in front of the 6th grade math class (though it was her kid so it was ok, and it wasn't severe)

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

6 Grades

Grades can be your homework. Grades make you go to a university. Grades are your life for 19 years.

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. - 4Noobs

Well grades help you into college which college gets you into your job. - AwesomeJawson

I'm Asian and getting straight As to please my parents is a struggle for me

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) - spiritombsoul

7 Tests/Quizzes

I had to right a quiz every friday in math of grade 12, I never got to see my mark after, so I never knew if I got 100% 90% 80% etc - trains45

In germany you always have unnanounced small tests

They make your life hell

Especially considering how much it affects your grade.

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

8 Homecoming and Prom

At least in my school this is completely optional and barely anyone goes so it does not even really matter. - Dannny828283

Everyone expects you to go and dress up nice but what if you don't want to?

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. - Randomator

9 Cliques

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

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 - tinytootsierolls

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

Cliques suck.

10 Being Around People You Hate

This sucked, I had 2 students I really didn't like, one was a boy, he was always on my bus, and another was a girl, and she was in my block 3 class in grade 12 in semester 2 - trains45

High school. You will sometimes have classes with people that hate you, and they will constantly annoy you in the middle of class. - 4Noobs

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

To tell the truth, I hate just about everyone at my school. - 3DG20

The Contenders

11 Assessments

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

12 Trying to Catch Up on Classes

The peer pressure really bites you, unless if you spend all of your time awake catching them up and perfecting them so you get a 100% - Kwaysar

If you miss even a single day you'll be lucky to make anything above a 95 - 2storm

No explanation really needed to be honest.

I voted for grades but this too - donniedarko

13 AP Classes
14 Midterms & Finals

True the most stressful sometimes my food exams in my food class were a bit stressful - trains45

This should be #1. When I was in high school, I would constantly freak out during semester finals. - railfan99

An absolute nightmare - GentlemanJonathan

Yeah I agree - Randomator

15 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! - Angel278

How is being popular in school going to benefit you in the real world? - 3DG20

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. - 4Noobs

I was never the popular girl. I was always the quiet, ugly, sensitive cry baby, nerdy girl.

16 Peer Pressure

Self explanatory - Randomator

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 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 of we got a simple math problem wrong. - BorisRule

The only thing that'll make me hate math is if Baldi were to come at me if I got a single 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

Math is one of the only things that actually makes me hate school. - KeyboardHero

19 Lectures

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

So boring! - Aleca

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

20 Biology Class

Biology is actually the easiest science unit in my opinion. - 3DG20

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

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

21 Lunch

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

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 - tinytootsierolls

Food is mediocre but it's just finding a place to sit with friends that can be stressful - Randomator

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

22 Thinking About Your Future

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

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

Should be number 1

Yeah that's true - Randomator

23 Liars

Why the *bleep* you lying?
Why you always lying?
Mmm, oh my god,
STOP *bleep*ING LYING! - Bammer73

True, I remember seeing a student that would lie lots - trains45

24 Detention

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

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

I hate detention so much.

I never got detention - trains45

25 Scheduling

All of my schedules changed so quickly that I never knew where I was going. - Aleca

My school has A and B days which kinda sucks because one of my days is easy and the other is pure torture with Economics, AP Geometry, Biology, and AP English - Randomator

26 SATs
27 Studying for Exams

My old high school has exam week starts next wednesday so students are probably stressed - trains45

Yeah this could be stressful - trains45

Read my mind

28 When People Walk Slowly in the Halls and You Have to Get to a Class Somewhere Far from Your Last Class.

Be like when I had to walk to gym to photography, and video to english, it was quite a walk - trains45

I bet, to a 87%, all of you dealt with this.

OH CHRIST I hate this so much...

Pretty much can easily lead to tardies. - Soulstealer

29 Starts Too Early

If we started later we would probably get out at 4 or 5pm witch would be worse - trains45

I gotta get up at about 700 clock. It sucks dude! Teachers are confused as to why we're always tired. It messes with our brains!

30 Back Stabbers

Self explanatory - Randomator

Common in high school, well actually, MOST common. - 4Noobs

31 Teachers

I had two teachers that stressed me out, one of my special ed teacher aid stressed me out, she get mad at me sometimes for stupid stuff, like one for holding the door open at home time, on a warm snowy winter day, and my art teacher stressed me out sometimes she was mean sometimes - trains45

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

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

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

32 Rape


what - PeeledBanana

What - trains45

I've never seen rape ever in my life. - Kwaysar

33 Tardies

This is extremely stressful because people in my school walk so damn slowly staring down at their damn phones and it's only 5 minutes in between classes to walk to, and sometimes I have to go to the 1st floor to the 4th floor a few times a day. - Soulstealer

Why does it matter if I'm like one minute late? class didn't even start by then! And the teachers count these for after P.E too which is a different building in my school.

At least I made an effort to come to school anyways.

Well tardies do affect your record. - Kwaysar

34 Favoritism Among Teachers

Whenever my school had an event coming up, my principal would always pick the same students to run the even every time because she preferred them to other students - tinytootsierolls

What about teachers that hate you? - Ghosty

Favoritism benefits me as I'm a favorite among most of my teachers but to those who are constantly being yelled at for little things because they're not a teacher's favorites, it's stupid. I'm a very considerate person and I want everyone treated equally. - Kwaysar

I have nothing against the teachers. These teachers LOVE me. They even get pissed off from the idiotic acts from these 4 year old banshees who are supposed to be high schoolers, and even worse; it's typically the higher grade kids around my age who act this way. At least I can sit down, shut up, do my work, respect my teachers, and behave. I don't want to seem like a butthole but it's true.

35 Trying to Balance Your School Work with Your Social Life
36 Pep Rallies

I find pep rallys pretty stressful since me being an introvert and in band and I
feel that everyone is watching me, waiting for me to make a wrong move so they can use that to bully me for the rest of my life. Pretty stressful stuff.

My first pep rally was good, but now they suck because my principal banned profanity chants. - jameshoward

I don't find them stressful I find them to be extremely tedious...

So boring - Aleca

37 Waking Up Early

Yes! - RobertWisdom

I had to wake up at 6:30am every morning - trains45

38 Popular People

Especially the popular girls, make me feel self conscious because they go around in massive groups looking people up and down while they are wearing Gucci or all branded stuff.I have been bullied by them before and so have my friends.

Lmao if the girls tried to bully me I'd bully them straight back especially with their humongous ego and secret insecurity that I can see ever so clearly. Especially when your 6'4 and the smartest in your school.

This ones are annoying

39 Teachers Don't Care About What You Argue, Even Though You're Right!

Once in a field trip some thought that zebras all had same set of stripes. But sign set up by the zoo said different. I told them and everyone yelled that it wasn't true. Wouldn't even read the sign! Not even the teacher! - Ghosty

It is the most annoying - Aleca

40 Having a Locker That's Far Away from Your Classes.

I had that it far from my gym class in grade 11, and my english class in grade 12 - trains45

I hate this!

I just didn’t use my locker - Aleca

Yeah what were dumb fat slutty teachers thinking - ihatetrump

41 People

I like to be alone and hang out in the library.

42 Jocks

So cute but taken - Aleca

I loathe them.

43 Mile Laps
44 Mean Teachers

I had this mean substitute teacher in grade 11 and the beginning or grade 12 she got mad at us all the time and got many complaints - trains45

I have had a mean substitute teacher, that always got mad at us for stupid reasons and stuff - trains45

Why is this all the way at the bottom? Should be higher.

My bio teacher bullies me

45 Research Papers
46 Exam week
47 Friends

It is very hard to find decent friends in a high school. Most people in mine either backstabbed me, stopped communicating with me, moved or just became the bully's best friend. - 4Noobs

What? Friends are one of the few good things about school, well, unless you don't have them which is sad. If you don't have friends, don't worry, you'll get them, just be a little more social and try to talk to or hang out with people. - PeeledBanana

True friends are One of the best things about high school. If they backstab you or peer pressure you that's a different story - Randomator

Its really about which friends you can trust and which ones are awful people. - GREYDAD

48 French Class

My high school only has a foreign language class and Spanish class not a French class. So I can't see why this would be stressful.

I don't have this class - Randomator

49 Passing Time

Not for me - Randomator

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