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What Don't You Miss About High School?

Updated June 14, 2019 36.9k votes 1.5k voters 9.5k views50 items

List RulesIf you're done with high school, vote up the common rules and occurrences you feel blessed to leave in the past.

Some people say high school is the best time of your life, but is it really? Sure, you're probably spared the constant pressure of paying bills, but that doesn't mean high school is a fun, stress-free time.  

In retrospect, there are a ton of things about high school no sane adult would accept. These universal high school issues may seem ordinary while you're still in the system, but once you've graduated, it's hard not to feel shocked by all the ridiculous nonsense you put up with. 

Hormones run hot, and others are more than happy to critique everything from your writing skills to your wild prom outfit. There's tons of pressure to start dating, but you can never be sure if you're truly an item or just texting buddies. These social and developmental issues are made no better by decrepit buildings and inedible cafeteria food. 

If you're done with high school, you're probably more than a little glad to be rid of some educational baggage. If nothing else, no one twice your age will ever stop you from going to the bathroom again. Vote up the common rules and occurrences you feel blessed to leave in the past. 

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    Group Projects Where Everyone Receives The Same Grade

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    863
    144

    Being Graded On Class Participation

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    573
    185

    Being Judged For Everything You Wear

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    539
    196

    Orally Presenting Work To The Class

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    412
    159

    The Constant Threat Of Gossip

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    854
    396

    Needing Permission To Use The Bathroom

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    789
    378

    Assigned Seating

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    752
    366

    Superficial Class Elections

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    812
    415

    Mean Cliques

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    709
    378

    Students Who Suck Up To The Teacher

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    709
    398

    Endless Homework

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    515
    332

    Other Students' Excessive PDA

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    492
    344

    Finding A Date To The Dance

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    478

    School Starting Before 8:00 AM

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    490
    357

    Book Reports

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    483
    352

    Redundant Presentations About Sex And Drugs

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    507
    386

    Being Ostracized By Your Friends For Seemingly No Reason

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    422
    318

    Needing To Hide Illicit Activity From Parents And Mentor Figures

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    473
    361

    Mandatory Pep Rallies

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    437
    359

    Figuring Out If You're Dating Someone Or Just Really Good Friends

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    429
    355

    Foreign Language Requirements

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    442
    400

    Going Through Puberty

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    279

    Needing Extra Credit Assignments To Boost Your Grade

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    334
    301

    Getting Parents To Sign Report Cards

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    388
    361

    Bottom Lockers