Ten Worst Things About High School

Ten things you hate the most about high school in general.
The Top Ten
1 Homework

Funnily enough, some of our best leading people got by without getting the whole straight A's thing, they persevered and pursued something they wanted to do. No amount of homework was going to change them.

Grades don't matter if you think about it; they don't give you people/social skills, they don't teach you about how to buy a house, how to have children or any of the important stuff. Instead we're stuck with: 'Find the volume, radius and diameter of this soup can.' Screw that, that won't help you out in the wild or in any other part of life and unless you're a dedicated studier or someone who loves and craves homework, I say screw it.

I mean...I have Tourette syndrome, level 1 autism, anxiety, ADHD and mild depression...I get a lot of attention, but only because I'm REALLY bad at doing my work...is that bad...? Am I not allowed to get the help I need? because I'll just fail, that's fine with me honestly. And no, I ain't guilt tripping'. I'm saying that I care about other students more than me. But again, is this bad...?

Sometimes homeworks are excessive. There's a teacher in my high school that made us team and make a powerpoint about IRREGULAR VERBS. But not all the irregular verbs, naah, that would have had some kind of sense. She made us create a powerpoint about specifical verbs she gave us. LAAAME!

Of course, not every teacher does that (thanks god) but sometimes the homeworkss are DAMN overlong. I mean, sometimes our maths teacher sends us lots of homeworks with lots of sub-exercises. Come on! We want free time!

And sometimes, we just don't have time and teachers can't understand it! Damn! If I spend my weekend out of house (in another house, with my fathers) it's obvious I can't do homeworks!

And what about holiday homeworks? Man... THEY'RE HOLIDAYS! It's a date where we can just relax about school and do nothing!

Well, that was long. I could go on, because I've got lot of complains, but you get my grip.

I just flat out didn't do it, and managed to pass 9th grade, hope I can carry this on, but it sure is hard.

Homework absolutely serves no point, especially when teachers don't really check it, they just see if something is there and walk on through the class to check other peoples homework.

Teachers never believe the fact that you didn't understand it, they never explain your mistakes, they only tell the right answer and carry on if they EVEN get to checking it.

2 Bitchy popular girls

I was in grade 10 last year. I 9th grade girl came up to me and said, be like us, or you will never get a girlfriend. Just because I’m a boy doesn’t mean you have to make fun of me.

Does anyone other girls and boys feel the need to kick one of these girls in the uterus every time you see them? Because they piss me of to no end! Okay, don't do that in real life, but they sure make me want to! I see no reason for them to exist, as all they do is complain like they have PMS 365 days a year! As for nerds and geeks, well, they're awesome!

I so HATE those popular girls. I have a couple in both my primary school and high school. I wasn't popular at all. I was more of a loner. I felt really alone. There was one in my class they're weren't all that bitchy to be honest. But the other ones just hate me. In high school there's one which the girls are really bitchy. One had like blue and purple hair I'm thinking that she was a scene kid because of her hair and they're always being bitches and idiots thinking they're so pretty when they go near me I'll say "you must be blind with all the make up"

Uh I hate them so much. Last year this preppy stuck up girl would talk about me and my friends behind my back. And she was insecure to, she couldn't leave without at least 100 pounds of makeup because it makes her "prettier" than the other girls. I prefer natural beauty over a "cakeface"

3 Bullies

I don't just have one bully. I have multiple bullies that I have to get away from every single day, and I don't even know any of their names but some know mine, they are males and females (mostly female). I have to avoid going through certain parts of my school in order to not crash into one of them, or possibly get a new one.
None of them even look good themselves, they are either Fat, ugly or really really stupid.. the funniest part is that all of them only seem to bully or talk trash about me when their friends are around. If they were alone, all they would do is keep walking with a straight face, or just stare at me. There was this girl that would talk about me with her friends. she had a small head and a really fat body.. she reminded me of Jobba The Hut from Star Wars. And there was this dude that would laugh every time I say my name for role call in class. That's pretty stupid if you ask me. I can go on and on but my text will be too long. I hate school.

I'm not kidding, there are two special needs kids at my school that since they know they have special needs, can get away with anything. The two of them are twins as well so they could beat down another kid and take their money and other valuables and then fall to the ground screaming bloody murder, and the kid they bullied gets suspended. They have actually spit, kicked, punched, etc. Other kids and no one does jack. I have a disorders called Tourette's syndrome and OCD, but I would never bully another kid.

The next group of people I have to deal with is the populars. They act like they are kings and queens before the Magna Carta was signed, doing whatever they want when want. There's even this one popular kid at my school who is such a jerk to unpopular kids especially when they are considered different, but when a popular girl is around, he sugar coats it so he can "get some". What's sad is kids like me are put under the "unpopular category because either, were intelligent, ...more

This has made several amazing people in my life so depressed they've considered suicide. I don't see the purpose of hurting people especially when self-esteem is such a fragile thing already. It takes a lot to make me hate something but making the stupid decision to bully earns you a right on that list. For those going through this remember people care about you. Even if it's just the quiet girl who sits next to you in class, someone would miss you immensely if you weren't there any more. So, from a loved ones perspective, suicide is NEVER the answer, and it can get better. Stay happy inter-webers : )

There is this girl in my class and she used to be my friend but one day that ended. How it happened was me,her and 4 other girls and we were playing shadows. How you play shadows is you choose a person to stand up and count to ten. When they are done you have to stay still. If that person sees you move then you have to go do it all over again. So,she had just had to go count to ten when I hit my knee on the concrete when she saw me move and said "Oop I saw you move! "So I said " No I can't play right now." Then she said "Okay shes not playing because she got picked." And I said "No I hurt my knee! " She said " No you didn't! " I said yes I did! " So she got in my face and said "Nooo! " And pushed my face back. I said I'm tired
of you! " And tried not to cry and ran to a tree.
At least someone who saw it was there and told someone who did something about it and gave her a referral.

4 Annoying classmates

Ugggh... New Zealand schools in a nutshell. I thought schools in NZ would be more nicer than American schools. Turns out I was wrong. You get nice teachers, but annoying students. The boys always talk about Minecraft or Fortnite or FIFA, and the girls always go on TikTok and they NEVER TALK TO ME! Luckily, I met some students that I found were nice and liked my opinions.

I don't really care for most of my classmates anymore. I use to hate them but now it's like whatever because it turns out that they're actually decent people who have no filter. But this one girl in particular makes my blood boil. She's one of those popular wannabe girls and also a tumblr wannabe at that just to fill in some details. She gives me dirty looks, says disrespectful stuff, and just gives me a vibe. I was changing in the locker rooms for gym and I accidentally hit her on the shoulder and she turned around and gave me that one look and I said sorry and she just continued to glare at me and talk crap about me to her friend in "secret". It gets worse but I don't have the time to explain everything she's done and said to me over the past 2 years. I just want to fight her because I know how to fight but I have a reputation to hold up as the good student.

There are plenty of these in the schools I went to. Including my current one. There were a few in my elementary school. In the school I went to for 6th and 8th grade, there were a ton of annoying kids in the grade, especially a lot of the more extroverted girls and most of the boys (the reason I was friends with pretty much none of them, besides that they're not genuinely friendly). I was at an all-girls school in 7th grade, so pretty much everyone in the grade was annoying and dramatic. I go to an all-girls high school currently. There are a ton of annoying and basic kids there and I have very different interests from pretty much everyone in my school.

It's not just athletic kids or popular girls, believe me, as a member of the nerd community, I have met some annoying little people. There is one kid who I hate to no end. He follows me around like a lackey, tattles on everyone, and acts like a stuck up #$%@& to everyone who's not his religion. I told him the concept of religious freedom within the United States, and he responded back with a bunch of butthurt criticism. He is at least 4-5 years younger in his maturity age than his actual one, and he often will act like a fifth grader, despite the fact that he's a freshman. Lately he's stopped following me around, but now acts more like a brat because he can't get what he wants. In addition, he's racist, sexist, and homophobic (and I HATE racist, sexist, homophobic people).

5 Waking up Monday mornings

Bloody hell I find waking up any earlier than 10:45 to be toxic and intolerable, and on the off chance I wake up that early I can't get out of bed till at least 11:30, the fact that my school starts at 7:10 means I have to get up at 5:00 and leave at 6:10 in order to get to school by 6:50. The garbage collectors aren't even up yet.

Monday's suck, you wake up early brush your teeth and wish your parents have never made you. Well, that's what I do. I step into school and say I hate everything because school is a negative environment.

One time, on Monday morning, I fell asleep at the bus stop. Woke up in my living room with my principle, my mom and dad, my two best friends and a police officer standing over me. Can you say what?!?

I'm currently nearing end of middle school. But this counts because I hate monday mornings because I wake up more tired than usual and then I go to school and don't perform that well

6 Bad teachers

Some teachers I've had were good but of all the 3 school systems, high school is DEFINITELY THE WORST. Some of the teachers I've ever had have absolutely no buisness teaching in the absolute slightest. Sadly, there's really not anything you can do as nobody in high school remotely gives a crap anyway and the school board probably doesn't either. Now, having a reasonable bad teacher is one thing but having a bad teacher that won't even take the time to talk to you is another. I give respect to most of my teachers but the ones that are bad and uncaring are just infuriating people.

Teacher tenure should be removed! Who else agrees with me?! This allows all these horrible teachers to get away with their faults without any fear of losing their jobs. SOME OF THEM SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN HIRED IN THE FIRST PLACE! I say what the government does is remove tenure, cause honestly, I don't give a crap if a teacher has been working 20 years if they are terrible at their job. To whoever is reading, I hope you have yourself the best day/night and love yourself.

Actually, my teachers are pretty cool. Favorite is my math teacher. She doesn't care if you miss anything, instead she focuses if you attempted to answer it with your best try.

I would complain about my World History teacher, though. She is semi-nice, but talks WAY TOO loud and drags on her chattering! Then she says "Get your work done! " when there is hardly any time left because she talks too long!

All my math teacher ever does is talk about his family. He teaches for maybe 5 minutes and for the rest of the period sits at his computer. Every now and then he gives us an update on his personal life. Half the class is failing and all he does is lecture us on how good of a teacher he is. Give me a final about his family I would easily pass give me a final on geometry and I flunk

7 Tests/quizzes

Literally have two tests tommorow (as of 8/30/17). Biology isn't that strict so I think I got that one but for geometry, each test counts as 82% OF THE GRADE. It is 110 points so if I fail at it, I don't know what to say next. But like I said, Biology shouldn't be too difficult.

All I ever do in High school is notes after worksheets after constant tests and god for bid if I just flunk 1 damn test, I will get absolutely tortured for it and then it'll take me 50million worksheets to bring my grade back up.

Teachere say you have to study but I've taken a few tests were absolutely nothing was legitametly covered that well. Most of my classwork is very low grades so if you fail just 1 test, you can go from a 100 to a C or even D and then it takes forever to bring the grade back up.

The worst is when the teacher calls the names up to the front to recieve the exams, and you can't breathe and your heart is beating because you know you failed it...

8 Access denied websites

My 6th and 8th grade school and my 7th grade grade school had tons of access denied websites. I couldn't even use YouTube (except in 6th grade) to listen to music. I found a way to use YouTube in 8th grade to listen to music, but it was on restricted mode and I couldn't find most songs I like. In my high school, there aren't as many, which is great.

My school can see what you do on their internet. The school protects the wifi with a password. The password got leaked to my big sister's year level, and lots of kids use the wifi, because the password got leaked out. They changed it, but kids keep leaking it every time they change it!


Where I am, good games like Sonic 3, Mario, Kirby's Dream Land are blocked. And bad games like bike, basketball, and blood games are allowed. They even block Steam. I would like the logic, please.

I was once doing LGBT Rights by country (not in school, for fun, I'm weird :P, also I support gay marriage even though I'm not gay) and I couldn't access Wikipedia. I had to use maps that were very blurry and/or inaccurate

9 Too much responsibility and pressure to do well when all you want to do is have fun

Yeah I hate this so much with a burning passion. You just wanna relax and have fun after school, but you can't because if you mess up during this time your life is over.

After a stressful day of school, I just wanna relax and play video games. But I can't do this when I get 6 hours of homework and have tests like every 1 or 2 weeks.

You can only be a teenager once, highschool may enrich the experience of being a teen by surrounding you with friends and peers M. But there is an IMMENSE deal of social, academic, and in some cases sexual pressure. When all you want to do is stay home and watch T.V. your forced to go out and feel tons of pressure. When you just want to go to school and talk to other kids the whole "social ladder" stabs you in the back and dictates who you should and talk to. When you just want to go to a school dance without being pressured by the grinding "tradition" you realize unless you want to be shunned and labeled as uncool you can't say no! And when you just want to hang out with your squad you realize you are failing a class and need to study because you just bombed a quiz. GET THE POINT? HIGHSCHOOL IS TOO HIGH PRESSURE! In middle school you feel social stress, in college you feel academic, in highschool you are presented with both! Like seriously? It shouldn't be like this. Highschool ruins ...more

Dude they literally put so much pressure on students and wonder why they complain about school so much. come on we’re going to college not the military.

10 Teachers, principals, and other school authorities tell students to respect them but they are very abusive

When my teacher tells my class to be quiet, she SCREAMS. and she tells us that we're being rude when were eavesdropping on her conversations but she eavesdrops on ours. and what I hear them saying about us behind their backs is VERY rude. I really want to print this comment section and shove it in my teachers smug face. Ugh.

I remember being mocked by a teacher in front of the entire class, and he received no consequences for his actions even after my mother complained to the school about it!

Yeah this is the worst, my math teacher is always talking to the other math teachers about hockey in class and then when I ask my friend for a pencil my teacher goes "Do you wan't to go the office? "

I remember back when the principal assigned seats in the cafeteria and would punish us for using our Constitutional right of protests and petition.

The Contenders
11 Wannabe gangsters

Gangsters gangsta until the cockroach in the classroom crawls on the wall close to them

Pull your pants up and speak in coherent sentences, please.

One guys trousers fell down in class

They even pull the gangsta signs like really

12 You're not in trouble but you did something wrong

This annoys me. I go to lesson and I didn't do anything wrong because the teacher said that as well,but then I'm expected to stay after class that is total bull! I have no tIme to waste like that I'm a busy person.

That's not a bad thing because then you wouldn't get in trouble

I put ketchup under the toilet seat. It was hilarious

I think its really bad about this...

13 When people get neglected just because they are different in some way

This does happen to me constantly, even though I'm in good shape, near perfect health, and very smart, but simply because I am shy, serious about school, help out friends when they need me, and don't like "cool" students who purposely make other kids feel bad, I am neglected and treated as an outsider, just because I like to play the good guy.

This kid named Freddy thinks he owns the world. He bodyshames me for being skinny and kinda short for a 17 year old. I’m like What, you’re the same age as me and I’m 5’5” and your like 4 feet tall. Ok not 4 feet but maybe like 5’1” or something. I LITERALLY WANT TO RIP IS HEAD OFF!

I have friends in school, but I have barely anything in common with ANYONE. And a lot of times when I try to talk, they keep talking with my other tablemates. I hate it so much and I think I need to learn to be more assertive. Plus, in freshman year, I was rarely included by my friends at school.

I'm shorter than average and shy but I'm also smart. My grades are excellent. I'm sick of being an outcast just because I am so quiet! And the stupid popular girls think I'm deaf because today two were laughing at me so I turned around and gave them the "I heard that! " stare.

14 Drama

Ohh, my god! I had this "friend" that used to come to my school. There were times when we were cool and others very bad (I'm gonna talk about the bad stuff)

We got into more than 1, 2, and 3 arguments. Whenever I had to deliver some bad news, she would take them way too seriously and have a huge meltdown, especially when I bring up bad news that can be fixed (Example: Trouble with her siblings or being bullied). One time, my dad and I had a little talk about a disagreement her and I had. And he said to stay away from her if the behavior continues.

The following day, she started running up to me and said she needed to talk to me. I told her that I couldn't be near her anymore. And she started to throw a massive fit. Damn, drama sucks :(

(This happened twice! ) After breaking up with my boyfriend my "friends" picked him over me and one time that this happened my "friend" started flirting with him in front of my face the day after we broke up then she started avoiding me and snuck around to date him I hate that I lost a friend like this but you two are perfect together you both stink (literal stench please shower), are narcissistic and D-U-M-B! The second time this happened was by a different friend that strung me along with by saying "if your my friend you will do..." I regret listening to her and now that you copied how I dye my hair good luck with the damage hope it falls out ♡ in the middle of the summer she claimed to be depressed which may have been true she told me to gtfo of her life and then went out of town when she returned I had broken up with my boyfriend and she didn't care even though I was going through a hard time she took his side in everything even though she had known me for two years already ...more

I told my friend I liked this one girl, and he couldn't keep that one secret for me. In math, we split into groups of 12 for different stations, and he told his whole group. Next thing I know everyone is pressuring me to ask her out. And I am the shy type too. Everyone is trying to push us together (literally). It is annoying and I hate it.

In my small-town high school there is so much drama going around it's unreal. People talking down to each other, gossiping. Every single day. Girls will pretend to be friends with another girl, and then when she isn't in the class they talk about how fat and ugly she is. It's ridiculous

15 Bad words

Litterally the first day of my time in high school, kids I'd known for years broke out entirely and were swearing like their life depended on it. I don't get it? I swear if I'm in pain or just annoying situations, but these kids were doing three curse words at a time. It was awful.

I hate when the students curse. They think that cursing makes them cool. The students will never say a sentence without cursing. It aggravates me very much.

I can't argue with this since I do it as well but they do it since in the real world, it happens a lot. They may also do it because they hate school.

In middle school most of the popular kids curse. And since I don't think I'm cool I think I should curse to be cool...

16 Wannabe rappers

I've seen my share of preppy white boys as wannabe rappers. It's bad. Really bad.

Hey hey, hey hey haiyyo wassup everybody, stand up stand up. I'm rapping right now and this is very stupid.

Look! imma start rubbing my hands and attempt to sing the lyrics to a drake song because he's kool

This is even worse when 95% of the people in your school are white

17 The popularity list

I always wanted to rip that thing to shreds. It is the most pointless thing ever

The sad truth is nearly all the popular people (not saying everyone) are rude.

This exists in schools? That would probably mean the school is a terrible one.

Popularity Can Lead u Nowhere, I Gave Up Being Popular An year ago. The Most Popular Guy At My Previous School Got arrested For Child Pornography And He Is More Popular, Seriously, Why. I Noticed That Popular Guys Make People Feel Bad, Yeah, I Used To Do That. I Am Sry To whoever Got Bullied By A Popular Kid, They Are Just Corrupted With Attention..

18 Algebra

I'm a special-ed class called Pre-Algebra. It's like a class where it helps you prepare for Algebra.

Algebra is pretty easy once you know how it works. I did it in middle school anyways

Where do we use algebra in our lives we have calculators for that dumb school

I never understood it that well and this is one of the few math units I don’t understand ever needing after we leave school.

19 Hallways

Especially them kids who will do anything in the hallway but walk...

Why I almost got trampled coming back inside from courtyard

It gets very crowded during passing periods.

Hallways are so bad I always get bumped into.

20 Druggies

I got in trouble one time because they were smoking next to me when I was walking to class and I got suspended when they tried to give me some, keep in mind I'm an honors student so the five day suspension that made my gpa drop from a 4.5 to a 3.67 from missing class gives me some bias to this question.

I've seen some students smoking weed or vaping at the marketplace just outside of my school, or at parties. First of all, I'm ashamed that many people are fine about this, and secondly, it's sad that these people are basically ruining their future.

They're a waste of space. Send them to rehab, not school.

Everybody should be treated equaly, ever think they are how they are because of other problems.

21 Homophobia

I go to a religious school and thankfully, this doesn't really happen here. Most are accepting of different sexual orientations and genders or lack thereof. Still, I hear kids (mostly the younger ones) joking about it as if it's funny and cool to do so - and I'm like, "STOP." So stupid and horrible, especially when they pretend to be innocent once I confront them

People treat you like a gimmick, like you're a different species. No, I won't tell you how I can do that to myself or how I can disappoint my family like that. Because people who say that need to go away and re-evaluate their own lives.

Also, telling me I need jesus in my life isn't going to change my lesbianism, just saying.

I constantly have to hear from my "smart" classmates how they think any of the nicest guys in class are actually super gay or bisexual. They usually say "he should kill himself" or they tell a girl in the class to date him so he isn't gay anymore.

They should make special schools for the homosexual kids. It's just not right for us straight kids. And the more the homo kids there are in the school, the more of a chance that more will come. The students are really big followers.

22 People with disabilities get picked on

Me when I'm with friends: (listens to alternative rock bands because they're brainwashed by Anthony Fantano.)
Me when I'm at home: Listens to REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fleetwood Mac. As well as Tenacious D for laughs.

I do this to avoid getting bullied. I am basically a socially awkward, mildly autistic kid. They may pick on me and force their music tastes down my throat. What is with the school systems nowadays?

The fact that this has 50 comments is frightening. I have autism myself and I never really had a problem with getting bullied. I know some students who do though. Seriously, this is disturbing how so many people are picking on students with disabilities. It’s often said that a society is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members and that can’t be a good indication.

I've got autism. People picked on me in 6th grade like crazy! I'm in high school now, but people still talk trash about autism. They say stuff to each other like "stop being autistic". I'm surprised that I survived middle school without committing suicide. Things have gotten a lot better for me. My only problem is fitting in. People don't exclude me, but I don't like how anyone acts anymore. I don't like what makes people cool in high school. I just have a problem with the way the world rotates.

I have minor learning disabilities and problems with memory due to my epilepsy. In middle school & high school, most of the teachers refused to accommodate me, acted like I was an inconvenience and didn't deserve to have their attention at all. Some of the teachers actively ridiculed me, gave me assignments that were too difficult for me to complete, talked down to me, and basically just made my life hell. I was ecstatic to graduate high school in 2011.

23 Racism

Here's stories of how racist high school is note these all are on the first day of school and are all meant to be bad
Joe a black: Hi I'm Joe
Wes: Hi these are my friend group
Joe: Can I join
Wes: No you're a chocolate skin.
Now please I don't want any racists so don't repeat examples
Carl a mexican: Hi
Kids: The power of America comples you! You will now be banished from this school!
Next and last story inspired by South Park but bad
Kyle A Jewish: Hi
Cartman: Shut up Jew

(Joe is a black kid who recently joined a school and is looking to make friends. He sees a group of boys who look his age and look like his style of friends. He decides to greet them.)
Joe: Hi, I'm Joe, what's your name?
Wes: I'm Wes, this is Bob, Gary, Travis and Darren.
Joe: Do you have like a group or something?
Wes: Yeah, we do. Why you ask?
Joe: I've just joined this school and I want to make friends. Can I join the group?
Wes: Hmm, no.
Joe: Why?
Wes: Only white kids allowed in this group, coal block. You're blacker than my family's plane.
(In the end, Joe found the perfect friends.)

Based on my experiences at secondary school, there were always cliques who picked on (mostly Asian) other ethnicities. One of my best friends constantly got called a 'dirty paki' by this cesspool of racists who undoubtedly adopted half of these opinions from their parents, Despite the fact that numerous friends of this guy had told teachers of these insults, and more often than not they would go off with no more than a measly warning, likely to do it again in future. Racist supremacists suck.

I live in a really republican, white area of Wisconsin so yeah

Lots of gays actually pick on me because of my religion and I am half indigenous mexican wit some afro cuban and half Lebanese & other people would pick on me I tell a teacher, I actually get in trouble for wasting their time so I beat the kid up and they don't get in trouble at all

I also have autism, ADHD, dylexia, depression, anxiety which gives more problems

Many people also ask random black people for n-word pass which is retarded as having sex with a snowman in winter across the police department and childcare center

Many people also assume people in India speak Islamic which is stupid I mean are these people high on the vape they snort in the bathroom plus people even say Pakistan, Afghanistan and India are all the same I mean what?

People also make fun of Chinese saying ching-chong and that crap

I even got in trouble because I wear a hood so actually police would go up to ...more

24 Tardies

I was Tardy because a stupid teacher wouldn't let me use the bathroom even though I had to go THIS BAD.
I Peed for 2 minutes, then I got late because next class was far away.

Late for EVEN 1 MILLISECOND counts as a tardy at my high school

25 The teachers

My humanities teacher is strict she always shouts at us and never EVER been nice to us

Three Words:Mrs lisa Smith

My special ed teacher RUINED MY LIFE >:(

Sienice theach CARA NICEWANER she aistes me to be pefcre she is a DICK

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