Top 10 Worst Things About Middle School

The Top Ten

1 Homework

I agree, middle school homework is awful, but just wait until high school...

I maybe very smart and like learning and school, but ironically, homework is possibly the worst thing in not only school, but the WORLD! ALL I want to do after school is play my computer or go to sleep, but then I have to do some gosh darn aggravating "math pages" or homework on the computer that isn't close to fun. I've actually heard that students in countries that have LESS homework do BETTER than kids with more homework. If everyone hates homework, then why do teachers give it ALMOST EVERY DAY?! GOSH! - PhoenixAura81


It’s just a waste of time! In the past 14 years of my life I have learned nothing from my dumbass excessive homework.

The homework is too much then I forget or just give up its too hard and with all my stress I can't keep up but the pressure from my parents is making me want to end. - Starclan1199

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2 Monday Mornings

Actually, I think Tuesday's are worse. At least you're in a good mood from the weekend and you feel refreshed and you can have a productive day. Tuesday's you are grumpy from Monday and the weekend is miles away. BOO! But I still dislike Mondays

Same goes for any school. - Entranced98

Sometimes, I can't get my sleeping schedule right due of Monday's. It's the day of the week when I'm so unprepared. Plus, the word sounds so boring.

Have to wake up earlier on mondays with no given reason.

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3 Crush Breaks Up With You

How do I even start? I liked one guy in 7th grade and a bunch of people thought he liked me. I thought that too but it ends up, the summer after 7th he hooks up with like 5 girls. Than in 8th he became a completely different person and I hate him now. - Avavic1009

Ok, that is SERIOUSLY not a problem! HOW is this NUMBER TWO?!?! I've never had a crush or boyfriend. Even if I did, I would be quite RELIEVED when a breakup happens. Abusive teachers and bullies should be higher. - PhoenixAura81

I had I boyfriend in 2nd grade I asked him if he liked me he said yes when I was In 6th grade he told me we had to break up ( I'm now in 7th grade ) I and now he is with a popular girl I gave him a beautiful pic of me and gave me a hot pic of him I beet he ripped the pic if he did I break his

Let's say there is a boy named Winstom. Winstom has a crush on a girl named Ursa. They start dating and BAM they broke up. - 445956

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4 Cafeteria Food

This vote is just for the comment:

The teachers say school lunch has a lot of variety. I say that's true, I've counted at least 3/4 of the periodic table.

Since the first day of Kindergarten, I have always brought my lunch. - 445956

The food in my school isn't bad at all. - PhoenixAura81

In elementary school they used to make you eat it, but now in middle school they don't care. I know because one day I had a fasting for my church and they didn't bat an eye.

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5 Everyone Turns Into a Jerk

In elementary school, everyone is secure, playful, optimistic, and fun. But in middle school, everyone changes. 8th graders bully and "roast" 6th graders, boys make fun of homosexual people, overuse of social media, depression, girls and boys talk about their crushes, and friends not being able to hang out with me because they're out with their girlfriends and boyfriends.

Teenagers are dicks

So true, back in the good old days everyone was sooo innocent. But now, most of them started vaping, ignoring one another and talking trash behind their friend's back.. Middle school is truly THE WORST! :c

Ever since grade 5, I had good times with all my classmates. but when grade 7 came, I always felt like I'm the only one student who is a lonely survivor. my classmates are still smart (the mean smart witty people), but they don't really respect others' differences, instead, they give heavy judgement to each of their classmates and I'm one of those unlucky students who got heavy judgement, because I was born a right brainer and never liked learning that much. I'm still surviving here in grade 7, so bring it on!

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6 No More Recess

Good thing Middle Schools in England and Wales are primary schools they have playtime.

Eh.I'm in 6th grade and we have recess. - DarkBoi-X

I never had recess a day in my life

My school has a park but we never play on it

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7 Hot Teachers You Couldn't Have

What kind of dumbass added this into the list? Why is it number seven? - FateyHatey

Seriously? Who the duck added this on the list

Oh yeah? That hot teacher is MY MUM and I have to deal with every boy liking her and telling ME how hot my mum is. Plain embarrassing. Oh, and whoever has a crush on a teacher is just creepy

Seriously. Real world problem right here.

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8 Too Many Projects

3 Projects in less than a week, every week, is killing me.

One week I had 4 projects in a week. LIKE BRUH!


I have a class where all we do is projects! - Popsicles

9 Boring Classes

Yeah for sure

I hate having to be in classes for over an hour doing nothing but taking notes (Aka doodling) and listening to the teacher drone on and on about useless things.

Not everyone will use math in their daily life. Get used to it, schools. - nooby32


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10 Immature Classmates

Acting like you're 3 is apparently cool now.

In 7th grade kids called me a tattletale for reporting a kid to the teacher and being praised by the teacher for it.

I'm GoNnA dO yOuR mOm - MrGuyDudeMan

This should be number 1. everyone except for a select few in my school are immature people who wont stop blabing about fortnite

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The Contenders

11 The Teachers Are Strict

My middle school teach Mrs Jensen I wanted to say I thought that I would love her but she was one of those spec ed teacher that do not tolerate shenanigans but though that instead of calmly talking to me/seclusion rooms/very serious behavioral interventions plans! Unlike that she just dragged me out of that class with her r180 and took me straight towards her home room class to scream/yell at me very hard very epic tongue 👅 lashing those flashbacks I still did never not forget about that love _ KB

Gym teacher

Yea no joke m8 - ayumi-oki

12 Crazy Teachers

My teacher is crazy, she can't even argue with the students because she's scared to, and she wants us to do 80 squats in a minute and run around the field 5 times when it's 50 degrees outside.

My 7th grade social studies teacher had a crush on me. She called me her "baby" and also wrote it in my yearbook!

I had a teacher in 6th grade she taught math and didn't know how to explain it and she would stand on the the desk and explain useless crap she should just retire now

All my teachers are crazy! I completely agree - NerdyPweeps

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13 Stress

Yes when get behind and you have so many missing assignments or when you did terrible on a test

I haven't been in middle school yet bet what I have been hearing about it makes me almost want to give up on life

My head hurts!

14 Suddenly Everything You Do Matters

If I miss ONE homework assignment, 5 points are deducted from the homework grade and can affect your overall grade as well as getting in trouble by your parents. Same with tests and projects. I hate this stress. - PhoenixAura81

What does a stupid letter written on a dead tree do to me? Nothing - 445956

sort of

Miss one assignment = Automatic C

Get 100% on the most critical test of the year = Grade goes up 0.1%


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15 Bullies

Yeah, middle school was jerky. - MaxAurelius

When I was in 7th grade kids called me a tattletale for no reason

Guys in sixth grade are complete jerks. The later years they're much friendlier.

How is this lower than "Hot Teachers You Couldn't Have? " - 445956

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16 Too Much Homework

This is already on the list.

Uhh... a little bit of homework

I barely get homework for whatever reason - 445956

17 Cursing and Swearing

EXACTLY! I don't understand why everyone is cursing in a middle-aged school stage. Heck, high school stage shouldn't have cursing as well.

I'm in middle school and HATE swearing. Luckily, my homeschooled best friends agree with me.

This happens a lot in my school, most of the time, the staff isn't near the people who do it, allowing them to easily get away with it. My friends swear too in 7th grade. One of them yell out a cuss word every once in a while (even when the staff is around; I tell him to not cuss when the staff is nearby but he just responds that he doesn't care by saying “I don't give a (not saying).”)

18 Math

If you're bad at math like me... it's game over, pal.

I've always been a math wiz, but I just do not like my math teacher (the one with the pink stuffed animals in her room) she makes everything ten times harder and she talks so much and so fast in her slow voice that's it's hard to keep up. Well then again most of my grade and most of her past students don't like her so I'm not alone.

Wait until you get to high school kids. Just you wait.

You're not bad at math, math itself is bad

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19 Language Arts

One time in 7th grade Mrs Jensen asked “Kelly Bulanek are you having your period? Seriously are you on your period or not?

I only liked learning about Greek mythology and watching Disney's Hercules in 7th grade

I LOVE language arts (mostly grammar and vocabulary). - PhoenixAura81

I hate language arts it's the only class I'm not doing well in

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20 Lockers

In middle school, the first year (6th Grade) we had to either share lockers with another person or get half of the size locker we'd get in upper grades.Both options sucked. - MaxAurelius

My locker was too far way from my classes

They suck a lot. Our lockers in my school are half the size of a regular locker and I can't even fit my backpack in there. I'm stuck bringing my backpack in my classroom! What's worse is sometimes your neighbors takes ALL the space!

I was getting my stuff and I told this one girl blocking my locker to move politely and she said " No you retard! "

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21 Every Teacher Bitching About Your Body Changing

Is there any teacher that doesn't tell you straight to your face that you stink and sprays you with Lysol? *rhetorical* I hope so.

22 Science

Science sucks! because
1) The teacher do not know about science
2) Always Test even at the first day at school

23 Social Studies

Social studies is fun to be honest... we learn ancient history and it was pretty interesting. My grade was an 86% to a 95% because I loved history.. Mostly I lik modern history then ancient history! Social studies is fun

Literally in 6th and 7th grade I loved history and had the best teacher. I knew everything thing about politics, wars, commandments, etc. but now I hate it with passion. My history teacher now doesn't even teach us, she hardly even talks to us she just writes it on the board and tells us to get to work like she doesn't even deserve to be called a teachers if she doesn't teach

This was my favorite class by the way - DarkandSinister

In fifth grade I actully started liking social studies because everything was with partners and I learned so much interrsting thing I filled up my whole notebook. Then I got to sixth grade and I hated social studies.

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24 Music

Our music teacher is teaching us through technology and we aren't learning anything and all we do is sing church songs

25 That One Lonely Guy

Same, but your not alone anymore (the one from the bottom). being a lonely girl turned out to be one of my habits in grade 7, so its okey

Loneliest girl in the class

26 PE

I sprained my finger in 7th grade PE


My gym teacher is like some army sergeant wannabe reject yelling at me like the drill sargeant from full metal jacket - peepsmith

Why the hell is this not #1

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27 Stupid People


28 All The Girls Attack You

I never seen this ever

Lol I was in the hallway and a boy told me I was mean and I said "no, just honest." And so we started being honest and he looked me up and down and said "you have a small butt" and I was so offended and needless to say that afternoon I was one of those girls.

All the popular girls are always thinking that they are better then you. Also they always talk about your butt and how small it is or how stupid you are. What they don't relize that they are exactly the same and that they make me strong not them.

1 girll hate me for doing stupid thing.

29 Too Many Worksheets
30 Favoritism Among Teachers

AHH YES! This is so True! And it gets super annoying sometimes like when the teacher gives everyone a super awfull assignment and tells the kid he can just sit there and read

31 Homeroom

I sit in homeroom and just stare at the walls

32 Strict Dress Codes

You can't even wear a tank top without getting yelled at

If you don't have a dress code then you are lucky.

Phew we don't have that

We don't have dress codes!

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33 People Running in the Hallways

My brother got hurt because someone was running in the halls. He had to go to the hospital and get stitches above his eye

34 Bad Grades

Not really a person with bad grades (If anything, I'm one of the people with above average and good grades) but I can see why this is a bit bad. But hey, It's not the school's fault. It means that you need to study harder - MLPFan

Are you Asian (person below me) lol

You can't hate middle school for that. You can get bad grades in any school.

I got two B's and my dad grounded me for 3 days

35 Losing Friends

I have never seen someone have more than 4 friends in middle school, everyone is just too awkward and anxious.

Losing everyone

I have only one friend in my class and don't get to talk much

36 Teenyboppers

Some of the 7th graders(juniors) are like this. I mean, really! They all talk about Twilight movies, One Direction, and use Instagram too much. When I was at 7th grade, I never acted like that! - MLPFan

What is that

37 Horrible Lunch

I don't know why, but the lunches in my school don't taste so bad. - Pegasister12

I'm in 7th grade and my friend found... "burnt meat" says the teacher... it's probably raw meat!

We have to bring much and I bring my mom's worst(carrot and egg sandwich) and two fiber biscut because need to lose weight! (51 KG! :0)

My mom packed my lunches in middle school. (Wouldn’t let me buy school lunch cause it was too expensive) It was horrible. A typical lunch for me in middle school was the following:

-1 hot dog, no bun, CHOPPED UP IN TINY PIECES (which is obviously NOT enough food for a growing preteen)
-Yeo’s lychee juice (I’m Asian). The other kids teased me about it.
-an overripe banana (I gagged on it in front of the other kids and they all avoided me because of it)

I should’ve bought the cafeteria food instead.

38 You Get Out of School Late

Get home so late, you can't even live a REAL life! I mean come on, high schoolers get home earlier than we do.

39 You No Longer Have Weekly Minimum Days

Yea I don't have minimum days no more it really sucks

What are you talking about I'm in 6th grade and we still do

I still do but only on Wednesday. - Pegasister12

Same, We normally get out at 2:54, But at 2:04 is the minimum day time
that's FIFTY MINUTES EARLY😡 and sixth graders get out at 12:15 on minimum days

40 No More Ice Cream Socials

Come on! They were fun and I even got to go outside and party! Stupid school

We only got one

41 Teachers Who Don't Believe You

I know it is so annoying even if you did not do it they will still blame you

42 Class Changes

We never change classes. We will sit in the same classroom for an entire year. The ones changing would be the teachers. - MLPFan

I wish we never change classes in middle school.

43 School Schedules
44 No Talking Allowed

My school: No Hugging
Other schools: No friends

Somethin wrong with our world 😒

When in middle school, like in 7th grade, the 8th grade classes had to go through a lesson about displays of affection. - MaxAurelius

45 Detention

It's boring. You just keep waiting and waiting and... Your parent are gonna scream there heads

The LITTLEST thing I do my teacher will SEND ME THERE

It should be #1...

46 School Shooting

That would be terrible! Bleeding,hurt or dead people,and serial killers! Surprisingly,Justin Bieber visits and sings isn't on the list.but it would be bad though

47 You Get In Trouble for Nothing

Once, I went to say hi to my friend. The teacher saw me and handed me a detention saying "for swearing to another peer".what the heck.

48 Mean Teachers

Um Mrs Jensen

49 Getting Expelled
50 Getting Suspended
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