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 - Randomator

I know right. School and future in general probably cause huge anxiety - Randomator

This deserves #1. - mattstat716

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

2 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* - Randomator

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

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

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

I sense not in the next 2 grades- Kevinsidis

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

4 More drama

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

Oh boy... - Not_A_Weeaboo

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. - Randomator

5 More frustrating

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

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

Yep and homework as well

6 The amount of peer pressure is increased in high school and is generally worse
7 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!

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

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!

8 Idiots everywhere


True dat

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

9 Exams that make you want to tear your hair out

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

Exams kill me and my grade. - mattstat716

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

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.

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.

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

The Contenders

11 The SAT/ACT

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

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

Why do we have to take standardized tests?!

Computer?! - Lucy1402

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

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

Stop. Doing. Group. Projects. - mattstat716

(Some of) my classmates are a bunch of small minded idiots! - Lucy1402

14 Grades actually matter

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

15 More Bullying

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

16 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

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

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

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

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

18 More homework
19 Everyone cares about what you wear or do

That’s why I have social anxiety

20 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

21 The PSAT

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

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

22 Drugs are everywhere.
23 Trying to get enough credits to graduate
24 Too different from dramas and movies

Its not Grange Hill, Glee, High School Musical.

No love...

25 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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