Top 10 Untrue Things They Say 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 Bullying isn't tolerated

But we all know that bullies are allowed to get away with picking on other kids for no reason whatsoever, even if a kid is getting bullied in front of a teacher, yet schools wonder why the victims sometimes snap and fight their bullies back.

This was actually more of a problem at the middle school than at the high school. The teachers stood by idly when students are being picked on there.

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.

Because they consider it ''insubordinate'' put up like its prison how ironic because that's how I felt in High School. Nowadays if your bullied the excuse they'll make is he grouped, and assaulted me right?

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!

Yeah, because I'm totally gonna look back and go, "Oh how I miss having to see the hundreds of people I couldn't stand, being trash talked and doing an unnecessary amount of work! " I will miss some of the most carefree days of my life, but not the school itself!

High school isn't really doing anything good for me. I already know most of the topics they teach us in my school and yet, I waste my time reading Wikipedia and Quora articles and I learn more from that.

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.

3 They’re the best years of your life

The best years of your life are as an adult or after you're done with education. You're given freedom and you're free to pursue what you want. Independence also means full control of your social circle and your routine.

School honestly depends. Some have a great time with great friends and supportive teachers/guardians, whereas others feel as if they didn't fit in and are left to build their own experience elsewhere. But I wouldn't call it the best time of your life as you're still developing as a person, although there are people who try to rush moments too much for their own good.

Such a lie! This is like middle school, but worse. I get piled with 7 hours of homework every day. Even on the weekends! And if you screw up in these 4 years of hell, your life is messed up!

No. I just started high school this year and it's SO DANG HARD! I have SO much work and tests. And I like some things others hate, and I have to keep it a secret so they don't judge me. And grades actually matter in high school.

Seriously?! Having to get 24 credits to graduate?! Hours of work and extracurricular activities?! Everything counting on your permanent record?! SATs?! Sure, high school can seem fun sometimes, but I wouldn't call it the *best* time of your life. I'll be in high school next year sadly. :'(

4 Making friends is easy

As an introvert who is also on the autism spectrum, this is the biggest lie I ever heard. I also have trust issues after dealing with plenty of fake "friends" in middle school.

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

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

No, I have. To be honest, I kinda like my new personality of how I tend to be less disgruntled than before.

5 It is a fresh new start

I'm in 10th grade and I can officially say that high school is mostly like middle school, except most of the juniors and seniors (and sophomores who turn 16 during the school year) can drive themselves to school. Also, grades actually matter in high school, and in most classes (at least at my school) you can sit wherever you want in class.

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.

From a GPA standpoint yes high school is a clean slate for everyone regardless if you were straight A's in middle school or didn't care about middle school. But grades actually matter this time. Other than that it's just middle school all over again

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.

6 Be yourself

I really don't care if I get bullied for being myself because I'd rather get picked on for being my true self than being respected for being someone I'm not. Why do you think my username is "xxSocietys_Biggest_Rebelxx"? Exactly.

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.

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.

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

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.

Bit subjective to me. There will be people who will find it fun, some won't.

Maybe they would be if 6-8 hours wasn't more than enough time being there.

I hope in physics!

8 Teachers don’t give extensions

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.

My teachers said we have until the end of the grading period to turn in our assignments and get a grade on them.

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

Mine does but I always do my work on time.

9 Freshmen struggle with 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?

I'm almost done my freshman year and I've only had a few minor problems with this.

Not true at all

10 The food is good

They're alright in my school, actually. They're just too expensive and their carbonara seems a bit too dry.

I tried the food from the ca- Oh wait! Food and cardboard are two completely different things.

Here in California, The food is actually good. The only bad thing is that the taquito's are a little dry and flavorless

Yeah because food that hasn't been heated in 3 hours is "good".

The Contenders
11 The freshmen get bullied

When I was a freshman last year, the only people who bullied me were other 9th graders. I'm now a sophomore, and I don't even hear about freshmen at my school getting bullied by us upperclassmen. I think the kids at my school would rather pick on people in their own grade level.

I wouldn't call it bullying. Mostly the older kids simply give them a hard time and most of them aren't hard to be friends with. Plus it's not unusual for the older kids to say the HE'S/ SHE'S A FRESHMAN chant in sporting events when the freshman stud athlete does something good

Maybe you'll run into the odd wannabe big tough guy once in a blue moon that likes to pick on freshmen like he wasn't one before, but as long as the freshmen leave them alone, they're usually pretty good with not pestering them.

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.

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.

It really just depends on the group. Popular kids and emos have more drama at my school, but usually everyone else is just fine.

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.

Thankfully, I don't think I've encountered any drama yet so far.

13 You get lots of homework

When I was heading into my Freshman year I was terrified of the homework load. I had already gotten a lot of homework in 8th grade, and everyone told me that high school was going to be even worse. But when I got to high school, I was relieved when I got a lot less homework than I thought I would. Part of that was because I was in mostly fundamental classes, which don't really give much homework at all. I didn't even have to take physical science freshman year either which was a bonus. My Sophomore year ended up being a lot harder I had to add take American history in a Big class and I got the hardest teacher of them all. Anyway that class wasn't too bad mostly because I enjoy history and the teacher was pretty funny. He made the class enjoyable too. Anyway it was the second semester that was a lot worse. Add to take physical science my sophomore year since I didn't take it my freshman year. I got the hardest teacher in that subject too. We got a midterm study guide that was like 25 ...more

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.

At my school it all depends on how you work. You get like half the class to work on the assignment most of the time

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

14 You will have so much fun

Really? Writing essays and studying for exams all night while crying is FUN?! Whoever came up with that idea is out of their mind

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.

15 Writing an essay is good for you
16 You are treated equally

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" - Animal farm.

17 Drugs are bad

What exactly are you saying, that's the one thing they teach you in health class to not even overdose yourself. ''Drugs are bad m'kay'' - Mr. Mackey

It's only good when it's prescribed. If it's not, then it's bad.

What is this reason

That one is true

18 Grades matter

I hate how getting into college revolves around grades. My parents get upset if I don't do well and I think they prioritize them.

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

They only matter until you graduate.

They DO matter...to my Asian parents!

19 The kids are maturing

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.

20 Special Ed helps students prepare for life

Trust me. It doesn't. And this is coming from someone who takes special ed classes.

No it doesn't. It was made to help you with stuff, but doesn't initially.

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

21 There's no drama

No idea where you heard that from, but it is absolutely not true at all. High school is FULL of drama.

22 Teachers don't have favorites

Trust me, they do

23 It’s easy

Not if you lose focus easily like me.

24 The principal will help you with your problems
25 Relationships are fun
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