Top Ten Things School Needs to Improve On

The Top Ten

How much homework there is

My district has a reputation for turning out hyper-successful ivy-league graduates and the school is VERY particular about keeping that reputation. The teachers, according to state law, are allowed to give like, seven hours of homework a night if they felt like it. I have around half that much, yet its also worth noting that homework sounds like a good idea on paper, but is actually not that useful towards academic achievement. Not to mention, it intrudes on extracurriculars, sleep, and is the #1 cause for stress in high schools. It's a bad idea and whoever is in charge of schools needs to start realizing that because I am devoting at least three hours a night to absolutely nothing productive. - keycha1n

The best idea in my opinion, I always get depressed when School gave me too much homework, especially if it was on weekends and also a hard one to complete, I feel School should give us less homework or even no homework so that we don't get depressed due to it. - Hoenn4Ever

On top of what Joy said, nunerous studies have shown that there is no correlation between homework and test grades. I know some people who don't do much homework because they simply forget to, but still manage to do well on tests. I do my homework every night, and I've been getting increasingly more this year as a sophmore in high school. I'm frequently stressed and feel like I have a burden on my shoulders. - Turkeyasylum

It's weird. At my old high school, you almost never had homework - bobbythebrony

How nice teachers are

If teachers are gonna be nice to kids, kids are gonna enjoy learning with them.

I had a lot of mean teachers in my school years

Many of my teachers were rather rude. - Luxam

Dam you mean teachers - Nateawesomeness

The lunch

Seriously, the lunches taste like moldy socks!

In my school, the lunch is really good.

My school lunch is crap.

I have no lunch system

How long it is

I think it would be better if School doesn't start so early in the morning, for me, as someone who attends an islamic School (I'm muslim), we have to arrive at School as early as 7 AM and for me, I always wake up at 5 AM to do the islamic morning pray and then I have to prepare for School because I don't have much time to take a sleep again, considering my house is a bit far from my School. So in fact, I personally think that it would be better if we start School at about 9 AM and make the School days shorter such as from 9 AM to 2 or even 1 AM, honestly, that would be great in my opinion. - Hoenn4Ever

Needs to be shorter - Nateawesomeness

Shorter please

No criticizing people on what to do on ipads

Ipads? I don't even have a working mobile device because of poverty, and these people make a stink about an expensive ipad?

We use Chromebooks. Nobody in the school likes them due to how few functions they have. - Turkeyasylum

Let them have freddom on their school ipads - Nateawesomeness

How many fundraisers there are

In my school, we need AT LEAST two more. We only have ONE fundraiser, for THE WHOLE YEAR. Even worse, the teachers are always pressuring us "Sell, sell, sell! " - kaitlynrad11

Needs more of the fun fundraisers - Nateawesomeness

And the helpful fundraisers as well,thanks catacomb - Nateawesomeness

Less rules for dress code

The dress code at my school is pretty reasonable, your shorts have to be at or close to your fingertips (no booty shorts) and you can't wear shirts that don't have the width of your two fingers. Hats have always been banned for us, ever since I was a lad, crying because the fire alarm went off - kaitlynrad11

We used to have a dress code in middle school where you couldn't wear HATS. - Turkeyasylum

Dress codes were strict in my schools, but the students treated it like it didn't exists. - Luxam

Let the people dress how they want - Nateawesomeness

How many clubs there are

In my school, we definitely need MORE clubs. There's only like 6 clubs (homework club, baton twirling, best buddies, intramurals, art club, and like one more). But, it depends what school you go to, some need more clubs, some need less. It all depends on the school - kaitlynrad11

There used to be a club at my school dedicated to watching movies and eating cereal... - Turkeyasylum

Needs to be less clubs - Nateawesomeness

Less drills

You know I feel deaf when they come on because they think our ears aren't that good and really strong so a lot of them won't hurt but to us it sounds like every single adult screaming at the top of their lungs - lol2016

Out of all of the times the fire drill goes off, less than 1% of them are for a legitimate reason. We don’t need to learn how to walk outside in a line 5 times a year. We’re 15, not 4. - 3DG20

Pointless fire drills... - Nateawesomeness

Oh no,a fire! Why didn't the alarm worked? Oh,it's broken due to being overused... - SamuiNeko

How much anxiety and stress they are putting on the students

The school I go to has caused most of my mental illnesses

The Contenders

How fair the grades are

3/5 of the scoreboard are Fs - Nateawesomeness

The time it starts in the morning

With the homework epidemic, this is by far the biggest, actual issue that plagues high schools. Nearly every problem I face in school (everything! From having enough energy to go to clubs, to focusing in class, to doing homework at home, to performing well on tests...) would be entirely fixed if school was later in the morning. Teens are often physically incapable of sleeping from 9-7 because their bodies are rewired to sleep around 1. The fact that schools start so early requires us to go against our biological clock; setting us up for failure. - keycha1n

High schools should start no earlier than 9 AM.

At my school, you have to come in at 7:15, even though the first class doesn't start until 7:30. It's especially annoying that I have to get up at 5:30 every school morning, and the bus comes at just about 6:50. And then, hours of homework... I swear, I could fall asleep in math class if I had the effort - kaitlynrad11

I mean, really! 7:20? Last year, I wasn’t even awake by then!

What is needed in life

Another good idea. Most of the things we learn in School are useless in our future and not only that, we'll just ended up forgetting it once we finish the exams anyways, it's just the reason why School is a waste of time nowadays. - Hoenn4Ever

Yes we need better things

The amount of tests given
Anti-bullying measures


There needs to be more force in Anti-bullying. The teachers on the playground don't notice because the bullies always find a time and spot where the teacher is not there to put them in trouble.

Yea,Guidance is wrong,the only way to beat a bully is fighting or insults - Nateawesomeness

The way they treat the disabled

Special ed teachers can be jerks

Bitchy special need teachers in my old special needs school.

How long class periods last

Ohhh Damn that's too irritating and boring classes of maths seriously first 2 periods maths like 90 mins! !

In high school, my classes were blocks of 80 minutes each, and in college, each class is 90 minutes long.

45 minutes of nonsense babbling that I could've spent sleeping! - Moxii

Central heating
The grading system
Bathroom policies

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How nice students are
The Curriculum

Teach us things that we will actually use!

The length of essays

A lot of students struggle with typing short 3 page essays. (I am one of them) 10-20+ pages is very stressful for those students! ’

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