Untrue Things They Tell You About High School

This is basically a list covering some of the lies people tell you about high school or even just school in general.

The Top Ten

1 They don’t tolerate bullying

Luckily, I don't have to bother doing this since I was never bullied at school. Yet, I doubt the teacher's capabilities in handling these issues. It is more complex than face value. - Bolshoy_Brat

As they said, yet when a kid gets bullied and reports no one does nothing about it. Sad... - Jester_Spades

Bullying is everywhere. Anyone can get bullied anytime. - AlphaQ

They threaten to shoot me and no one cares as it's a girl who did it

then again because I made an error since I was paranoid at the time I ended up under a tarp camping somewhere instead of staying with people who basically shooed me away due to misunderstandings (they weren't mean though) and ofc people have to be all mean about it

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2 You will miss it

I was in an emotionally abusive friendship my last year and a half of high school. That, plus waking up early, all the homework, standardized testing, stress, etc,. Yeah, I like college much better, especially since I'm gonna be a junior in college and I'm living in an apartment for the first time this year! - ETNMystic

I'm actually glad its over I hated my time in high school, eventually I did do college for a bit to become more efficient blog writer, but that's really it. - htoutlaws2012

I yearned to the Almighty for a couple of years to fast forward the clock but he turned deaf ears..Looking back I feel a sense of pride in myself for having conquered the voyage to torment and misery with a downturn head and a big smile on face... - Arhaan95

Honestly I hated school, I was bullied. But school was also simple. Everyone says adulthood freedom. Ever heard of paying taxes, T.V. license, gas/electric bills.

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3 They’re the best years of your life

The only best year of your life in high school is when you graduate. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Nah, High school has been a learning experience. Basically, it has shown me what and what not to do and who and who to not be like in the real world. - Jester_Spades

This is wrong, I'm a sophomore and this year sucks - YOSHIA2121

People are just being sarcastic. By "best", they actually mean "worst".

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4 It is a fresh new start

Depends. Either you're heading to a school where you know a lot of kids and you'll fit in well, or you'll not know anyone and will have to start your school life from scratch.

Lucky for me I didn't know almost anyone when I first came to my new school. - CloudInvasion

Not entirely. I'd say this is the least true out of the top ones because I had a genuinely great highschool experience. It was a new start, but my pals were still my pals, and the people who thought I was weird still thought that way. Didn't bother me one bit.

Until you realize you still have classes with half of the people at your previous school that you already hated... - 3DG20

In some cases, yes, academically and if you are going to a new school. Socially, no if you have to deal with the same people that you dealt with in middle school. - Jester_Spades

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5 Be yourself

You should be yourself even if they bully you. If people will bully you for it, don't be their friends. Instead, befriend people who will accept you for who you are. If you don't be yourself, then you will lose sight of who you really are. Be proud of who you are. If people bully you for being nerdy, screw them. - listotaku17

This I would say is more right actually, I just let myself become what I wanted to be by choice without faculty knowing my true intentions I walk in the path alone. - htoutlaws2012

Be yourself, get bullied, get punished by the teacher, be called a failure. enough said

It’s great to be yourself but some dicks aren’t very accepting. High school is even meaner than elementary school. - AlphaQ

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6 Making friends is easy

The only way I fitted in was due to me being in the Theatre program. It was due to luck that it had a great community, and unfortunately, I'm still socially awkward outside of Theatre - SpectralOwl

Fitting in with other cliques is actually difficult in real life, and a bit risk taking well for me at least. - htoutlaws2012

At least not if you find 95% of them annoying. - 3DG20

I’m a pretty popular guy in my school but take note that High School friends can be a bit dodgy sometimes. Some of my friends have been smoking weed and it’s something you wanna avoid, - AlphaQ

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7 After school clubs are fun

Hah, I remember joining one (photography class) out of curiosity and oh boy, it was so boring. Now, I just do it solo. - Bolshoy_Brat

Some are. Some aren't. Depends how intrigued the people running it are. - CloudInvasion

I hope in physics! - Kevinsidis

I used to have WIFL clubs when I was a middle school student. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

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8 Freshmen struggle being the youngest after being the oldest

Why do you think so many people have complained about moving from 5th to 6th grade more than this? - SpectralOwl

This is actually pretty true lol I remember my freshmen year it sucked - RPD6478

Not true at all

I’m almost done my freshman year and I’ve only had a few minor problems with this. - 3DG20

9 Teachers don’t give extensions

Yeah that's false they do extent if needed if the whole class is struggling. - htoutlaws2012

Depends on the teacher and/or if you are a good student

Absolutely wrong. - CloudInvasion

I wanted to add a few positive things as well because I didn’t want the entire list filled with negativity. After all, there are many good things about high school. This is one of those positives if you’re like me and have a bad habit of procrastinating. Unfortunately, this one is semi-true as there are teachers that don’t, but most are more than happy to. You just have to take advantage of that extra time. - 3DG20

10 There are only 3 states of matter.

No there's technically 5 to my knowledge, but the 5th is a supersolid called the Bose-Einstein Condensate. The 4th is plasma and I don't know why they don't teach it in lower grades.

There’s also a lot more than three! But we only have four main states

Wrong, there's actually four.
oh wait this is untrue things they tell you about high school

sh- - mattstat716

The Contenders

11 The freshmen get bullied

I was always told this urban legend, but than again that was always the mentality I always assume observing as a common trend that just happens. - htoutlaws2012

Unfortunately, Freshmen do get picked on, by some rude and immature upperclassmen. - Jester_Spades

This is very true in my school - YOSHIA2121

Not bullied, just not well respected by upper grades.
To be honest the freshies (as we call them) in my school deserve the disrespect. - CloudInvasion

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12 There's too much drama

Yet... it is kinda true though that seems to be the common theme where High school student aren't like College students where there not motionless robots. - htoutlaws2012

There's really not much drama. I'm a junior and I've only seen real drama about three or four times throughout high school. - The01Bro

It's too much or not depending on how you see it. - listotaku17

Actually it’s sorta true. Me and my friends do get into drama occasionally (especially in 2014…) and sometimes they get nasty. - AlphaQ

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13 The food is good

Yum, school food is the most delicious and healthy food out there! - Ginger

The food at my high school was delicious

Ha! Not at my school

No one has ever said this. The food tastes like cardboard if we’re lucky - PackFan2005

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14 Drugs are bad

Whoever put this is a complete moron. - mattstat716

They are not that bad... well depending on what it is - bryton

I love cocaine!

Lmfao legend - rankist

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15 You get lots of homework

I thought I would get a lot of homework but I didn't get that much!

Ha! Not even! - CloudInvasion

TRUE - AlphaQ

I was gonna add this because I don’t get a lot of homework (thank god! ) but this is true for a lot of people. - 3DG20

16 You will have so much fun

Pfft! Whoever said that either had lots of friends and a pleasant experience or are confusing high school with our child/teenage years in general. That I will miss. - 3DG20

17 Grades Matter

They only matter until you graduate. - 3DG20

They DO matter...to my Asian parents!

Truth is graduating is all that really matters. Diploma doesn't have GPA printed on it.

No one cares…boo! Personality and - - - s are way better. - AlphaQ

18 It’s easy

Not if you lose focus easily like me. - 3DG20

19 The kids are maturing

Some are, but some are not. - Jester_Spades

Don’t let the “Oh, we’re going through puberty. We’re so cool” fiasca fool you. Puberty is just a change in your body and yes, your mind develops as you get older, but that doesn’t mean they’re maturing mentally, in fact, in most cases it’s almost no different. I wonder what it’s like being a teacher having to take care of a bunch of teenage students like a babysitter, spending hours marking their work every night and even having to go in on days that students don’t which is why I would never be a teacher. - 3DG20

20 Sex is fine
21 Special ed helps students prepare for life

In special ed classes in my high school the kids just did kindergarten math, played on pbskids.org, and watched movies in class all day long

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Top Remixes

1. Making friends is easy
2. They don’t tolerate bullying
3. They’re the best years of your life
1. You will miss it
2. It is a fresh new start
3. They don’t tolerate bullying


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