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

They don’t tolerate bullying

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?

Bullying is everywhere. Anyone can get bullied anytime.

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!

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.

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.

I actually can't wait to get out of high school. Screw the dang SATs! Screw the classes! Screw the clubs! Screw the rules! I'MA START AN ANARCHY! *pulls out bazooka and nukes the school* MWAHAHAA! (Kidding. HS is really not that fun though.)

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.

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. :'(

No. My freshman year just started for me this year and it's worse than 8th grade.

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

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.

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

It is a fresh new start

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.

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.

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

Does it really feel like it aside from some new things its more less the same thing only difference your luckily given freedom.

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.

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.

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

Well, try to be yourself, considering people won’t bully you for it...

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.

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

I hope in physics!

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

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?

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

Not true at all

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

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.

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

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

Mine does but I always do my work on time.

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.

I was bullied in nearly every single grade in high school

Even in my senior year, I was still being bullied!

This is very true in my school

The Contenders

The food is good

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

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

The food at my school is actually very good.

The food at my high school was delicious

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...more

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!

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.

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.

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

Lol me and the homies used to get lit all the time back in ninth grade. good times

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

Whoever put this is a complete moron.

Writing an essay is good for you

It’s not good for your mental health

You are treated equally
Grades Matter

They actually do matter. Your Gpa will follow you the rest of your life

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!

The kids are maturing

Some of the SENIORS at my high school act like five year olds

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.

Special ed helps students prepare for life

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

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

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

I don’t feel like I’ve learned a lot from special ed

No drama at all

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

Oh there’s drama alright almost as bad as middle school

Teachers don't have favorites

Trust me, they do

Sex is fine

I mean, it is true as it’s how babies are made.

Well, it’s necessary for reproduction.

It’s really not (to me).

It’s easy

Not if you lose focus easily like me.

The principal will help you with your problems

They sometimes give you EVEN MORE problems

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