Top 10 Things that Make High School Worse Than Middle School

If you think middle school is bad, wait until you get to high school. It's far worse. In multiple ways than one it's worse. If I missed a reason feel free to add it.

The Top Ten

1 More stress

When you're a teenager in high school, you'll go through so many stress that you don't know how to handle. They pile work or have very tight deadlines on projects so much that it makes every teenager almost never happy or energetic at school. Maybe this is why teenagers are so moody and never be happy.

If you think 8th's grade's stressful oh boy are you going to hate Highschool. From the terrible group projects, exams, forced as hell state testing and trying to keep your grades up are a lot more stressful in high school and will probably make you tear your hair out. - SomePersonYouHate

6th grade was the worst for me because I never knew what to do. And don't forget about the annoying 7th and 8th graders in your face. I was never like that when I was in 7th and 8th grade so...

High school is better for me than middle

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2 More drama

There's more drama in highschool and half of it is way worse than Middle school drama. - SomePersonYouHate

You can kind of avoid drama, as long as you're not popular... - mattstat716

Let's face it, people are going to start drama just to pleasure themselves. - CloudInvasion

This is lowkey a good thing? drama is fun lol - pjo

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3 More frustrating

Oh boy If you thought Middle school was frustrating then good luck with high school

Way more frustrating than Middle School is. - SomePersonYouHate

Oh my god yes. It's so frustrating. - mattstat716

Yep and homework as well

4 High school's not about what you want to learn, it's about what the state wants you to learn

That's universal really, not in high school only. Is it not? - EliHbk

If frankly very so I'll blame them with a fiery orb of hell so I'll make them regret my dreams of becoming a quantum physicist bring tainted and gone into sorrow ashes oh I'll sue them- Kevinsidis

Yeah... this is pretty self explanatory in my book. - SomePersonYouHate

This is applies to PreK-12 - iMiscellaneous

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5 The amount of peer pressure is increased in high school and is generally worse

Peer pressure is bad all around but it gets worse in High School. - SomePersonYouHate

Ehhh, haven't really had any peer pressure, so... maybe only if you're popular. - mattstat716

Well it’s really only bad if you’re popular

6 Exams that make you want to tear your hair out

The exams/ final exams in high school are infuriating and believe me when I say I've wanted to curse a lot by how frustrating they are. - SomePersonYouHate

Not only that but it could absolutely kill your grade - Randomator

Actually Middle School was a lot worse for me - 2storm

I'm in Y6 right now and Secondary School- I'm from England- Looks real hard for kids like me with autism.

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7 Trying to pass required testing regardless if it's online or not

The forced state testing in high school is so damn annoying that half the time I rush through it. - SomePersonYouHate

Ugh... don’t even get me started - Randomator

8 Trying to keep your grades up is difficult and tedious

Very true. Probably has something to do with the fact that grades actually matter in high school

Not to mention that the teacher may throw you a curveball 200 point assignment and drop you from an A to D - Randomator

This is worse in High School and generally a lot more frustrating. - SomePersonYouHate

Possibly the most frustrating thing on this list. - mattstat716

9 Hypocritical teachers that are annoying as hell

For example in my school checking your email is deemed as bad but teachers can do it whenever the hell they want. If students shouldn't check their emails then why should teachers have that freedom? - SomePersonYouHate

No phones in class! *gets on their phone 5 minutes later* or No food or drinks in class *gets out entire fast food meal* - Randomator

10 Idiots everywhere


And now there’s even more than middle school - Randomator

The Contenders

11 Group projects that half the time no one does anything during the whole project

Group projects in general are a waste of time. - SomePersonYouHate

I actually think High School group projects are overall better than middle school - Randomator

Stop. Doing. Group. Projects. - mattstat716

12 The school double downs on you about college

Teachers, us teens can decide what WE want to do. I know you have to support us which is great, but stop pushing us to do things that we might not even want to do.

True college is shoved down your throat a lot in high school. - SomePersonYouHate

Not just that but basically your future in general

"College is important! You have to focus on us and be good in order to get in! " *facepalms* I know people who used to have LOTS of bad grades get in. - MissRWBY202

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13 The SAT/ACT

This alone is an absolute pain in the neck for anyone preparing. - CloudInvasion

I took the PSAT and I failed that.

If you are Asian Andy you don’t get a perfect score on this, you are screwed for life

14 Grades actually matter

Middle school grades are basically meaningless outside of extra activities. High school grades stay with you forever - Randomator

15 Too different from dramas and movies

Its not Grange Hill, Glee, High School Musical.

16 If you miss a day, you get hours of work to catch up on

Ugh yeah and if you don’t understand it good luck - Randomator

17 Trying to get enough credits to graduate
18 The fact that your parents lie about High School being better

This is why I haven't spoke to my parents in years.

19 More homework

True. - SomePersonYouHate

20 Too different from dramas and movies

No love...

21 Tardies and Detentions are a lot worse in High School

So true!

Middle school: teacher says nothing/warning
High school: go to the office and get a late pass or else you get detention

Middle school they aren’t a big deal but in high school If you’re tardy you have to go all the way to the attendance office just to get a pass and then go all the way back to class - Randomator

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1. More stress
2. More drama
3. More frustrating
1. More stress
2. Hypocritical teachers that are annoying as hell
3. Idiots everywhere


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