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.

Stress in high school is ridiculous. From projects to tests to trying to keep your grades up to planning your future

Middle school is made of STRESS! How can it be worse? - Hollymint

Seriously! There’s so much homework, and my school feels the need to make everything so complicated and I’m only a month into my freshman year! It sucks!

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

I hope not on Opelika High school.If so I'll be very TICKED off if they do I want to take physics classes in high school in the next 2 grades.P.S I'm in 7th grade- Kevinsidis

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

I sense not in the next 2 grades- Kevinsidis

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

3 More drama

Middle school drama is smaller things and there’s more of it vs high school drama which is slightly less abundant but it’s over bigger things.

Elementary school drama: YOU TOOK MY ERASER!
Middle school drama: YOU STOLE MY CRUSH!
High school drama: YOU FORGOT MY WEED

4 More frustrating

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

Yep and homework as well

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

I'm scared to share your opinion more in hight than middle school.

6 Trying to keep your grades up is difficult and tedious

Going from middle to high school, I thought I was gonna be fine. I'm a horrible test taker and now tests are 40% of my grade!

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

I’m Asian and I tried SO HARD to get straight As to please my high expectations parents but it was tough!

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

7 Exams that make you want to tear your hair out

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

Middle school have HARD exams.
But hight school's is almost impossible.

Not only that but it could absolutely kill your grade

8 Idiots everywhere

And now there’s even more than middle school

9 Hypocritical teachers that are annoying as hell

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

I once do a fault on a exam I got the worst possible grade.

10 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.

"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.

Not just that but basically your future in general

"Do what we say because if you don’t, you’ll be in trouble for college! " *Rolls Eyes*

The Contenders
11 The SAT/ACT

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

I took the PSAT and I failed that.

12 The fact that your parents lie about High School being better

Its true!. Parents are lie you.
And when you realize how the things works in hight school you want only to flee and give up.

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

13 More homework

It depends on what hight school you are.

14 Everyone cares about what you wear or do

Man. Many students there, are pretty manipulative and menacing as hell

That’s why I have social anxiety

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

Why do we have to take standardized tests?!

Ugh... don’t even get me started

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

(Some of) my classmates are a bunch of small minded idiots!

17 Grades actually matter

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

18 More Bullying

I had a bully who believed how he was the boss but I ignored him, then he tried to remove my life because I didn't respect him as god and then I realized how he is the BOSS.
Also I suffered trauma for few months because of bullying.

Well I’m in 8th grade, and this list is scaring me of what high school is bout to be like

19 Drugs are everywhere

Yep is real and extremely scary.

20 Cornell notes

My history and biology teacher make the students take Cornell notes all of the time. Cornell notes are useless and don’t even work

If you don't know what these are, you're very lucky

UGH I hate these. It’s clunky and awkward like just let me take notes how I want to

21 They don’t teach you anything that is useful in the real world

Three or four wasted and cruerly years of your life.

22 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

23 Trying to get enough credits to graduate
24 The PSAT

I am Asian and I took the PSAT in high school. I failed it :(

I hate the PSAT. It’s only worth it for the memes

25 Too different from dramas and movies

Its not Grange Hill, Glee, High School Musical.

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