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High school is a failed experiment in preparing young people for the adult world. All high schools in the country were built around 1960 and were designed to hold about half as many students as they currently do. Nothing seems to work quite right in a high school building. The heaters only work during the summer and the air conditioning only works in the winter. The asbestos insulation has all fagged out and the building becomes an oven or a meat locker, depending on the time of year. The plumbing is usually a disaster in high school, with drinking fountains never working but toilets that never stop running.

High schools are usually poorly run by a team of out of touch assholes, also known as Principals, counselor, teachers, and ex-Marine drill sergeants (gym teachers). These people seem hell bent on destroying all hope for students through tedious testing, poorly planned projects, educational videos made during the Truman Administration, and text books that mention the Soviet Union on every page.

High school is also the place where the stress of growing up and the stress of fitting in join forces to destroy even the strongest among us. Most of High school is not spent learning but involves trying to find friends who aren't complete douche bags, trying hook up with people of the opposite sex unsuccessfully, combing your hair, buying cloths in the effort that someone will notice you, working out so you will not get your ass kicked everyday, trying desperately to get rid of the zits that have taken over your face, driving a car that a homeless person wouldn't piss in or riding on an over crowed bus while choking on diesel fumes, while people you don't know make fun of you worse then your friends do, and on top of all of that, you must act like nothing is wrong in your life.
High school is a place where everyone acts like their lives are great but are really dead inside.

The scars of High School last long after graduation day.
by Jack February 25, 2005
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Hi,
You have just met the following people:
Jocks
Bullys
Nerds
Posers
Goths
Emos
Punks
Randoms
Losers
Druggos
and
Populars

The following things have happened:
Met someone you like
Asked someone out
Went out With Someone
Cheated on someone
Broke Up With someone
Been Punched/Slapped
Been Teased
Been Spat On
Cryed
and
Broke Down

You Will Be introduced To the following things:
Sex
Drugs
and
alcahol

While All This is happening you also enjure annyoing/mean/boring techers while Working on your studies including bascis like science, maths, history, geography and a Different laguage.

Also while all this is happening you are expected to:
Never fight
Never swear
Never Get Angery
Never Backchat
Sit Up straight and pay attention
by Another day November 03, 2006
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Well, high school. You know..
It's pretty self-explanatory, really.
by Celeste from highschool March 18, 2006
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"The best years of your life" as my mother says while she reads her 1977 yearbook.
Also known as Hell.
Contains a vast and diverse variety of teenagers yet they all fit snugly into categories and labels administered by their peers... some of the unfortunate ones are not teenagers anymore. We call those ones the slackers.
Controlled by sadistic "teachers" and "councillors", etc.
I fell asleep in English class and got in trouble with the teacher. I also forgot my homework. I got a detention.
by Kate November 28, 2004
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A place which has no recess
Won't Believe it's just my luck - Nirvana
by Kurt December 12, 2004
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A place rumored (by adults) to be
A. the best 4 years of their lives
B. good for you
However, in all actuality it is a system of prisons cleaverly decorated with pee-yellow walls, faulty lights, air-conditioners that never seem to be turned on at the right time of the year, and heaters with a blazing high temperature of 55 degrees. There are many elements of high school, but seeing as many have already explained the social aspects, i will dwell annoyingly on the educational aspects.

~school overview~
educational officials, or teachers, "teach", or rather make you memorize facts, figures, rules, and many other things that they claim "will be very useful to you in the future" however, 95% of this information is utterly useless, and completely forgotten the second you walk out of the classroom. teachers usually emphasise becoming an individual, independent, free-thinking, creative member of society by forcing you to conform to their standards.

~Math Department~

teachers teach you about numbers, tables, charts, and other mathmatical things. in the early education years, the information seems relevant enough (multiplication, money, charts etc.) but, proceeding through the school years, the information becomes ludicris and exceedingly diffucult to understand, much less pronounce.

~Social Department~

established to teach about the world around us. the teacher repeats the phrase " we learn about history so we can learn from our mistakes" constantly and overbearingly, while overlooking the fact that no one country really learns from their mistakes, as their is , and will most likely be, outbreaks of war, senseless violence, genocide, and other crimes untill the end of time. this is, however, a decently usefull class (some of the time)

~science department~

the most pointless information that anyone will ever force you to "learn", unless you plan on becoming a scientist, or a science teacher. basic lectures are understandibly important (knowing the difference between a chipmunk and a volcano), but, like the math department, the info. becomes remarkibly useless. Contrary to popular belief, knowing how to classify a rock isn't going to do much for you, unless you plan on becoming a geoligist. Also, knowing that an ice age may happen someday again will not stop the afformentioned ice age from happening. When science teachers aren't dumbing you down with difficult, ultra-specific facts, they are telling you obvious information that you already knew long before they ever told you( the top of the mountain is usually the highest elevation).

~health department~

usually jam-packed with diagrams and gross facts that you will never remember. said diagrams are often pointless, because i don't know too many girls that plan on suddenly sprouting a penis and labeling it.

~foreign launguage department~

usually useless, because the teachers barly know how to speak the language they are supposidly teaching, and it is unlikely that many people will travel to ancient greece and be forced to remember their grammar endings. however, vocabulary words may help you remember other english words.

~english department~

teachers let you speak your inner creativity by forcing you to complete outlined, drawn-out, graded compositions. the formula usually goes something like this :
hard work + creativity = a bad grade
generic words + comformity + writing what they want to hear = a passing grade. and however much the teacher stresses that they want original ideas, they never really do. follow the exact guidelines and revert questions into sentences and you're sure to get a 90% or above.

~gym department~

originally created to keep our young ones fit and acceptable to society. however, as well as the intention may have been (or not been) this never seems to work, as the overweight kids usually find a clever, creative way out of every class. also, by the time you get changed and warmed-up, the dismissal bell has already rung and you are late for your next class, which is usually taught by a mean, strict, and detention-giving teacher. in short, the most exercise you get in gym class is running to your next class. plus, many gym teachers are usually borderlin obese.

In conclusion, you go into high school with friends, dreams, creativity, will to learn, and hope for the world. You come out of high school with no friends, crushed hopes, comformity, and realisation that the world sucks even worse then you once thought. To quote Happy Bunny, "High School Prepared you for the real world - which also sucks."
"But Mom said High school was fun..."

"Christ it's cold in here!"

"be yourself! (coughwithinreasonofcoursecough)

teacher:" quadratic equations are easy and fun! come on -
x4 + px2 + qx + r = 0 - who's up for it?"
student:"cricket...cricket.."

teacher:"wars usually end up in nothing but death and more wars.."
student:"than why do you have a pro-operation iraqi freedom poster on the wall?"
teacher:"uh..eh...um..DETENTION!

teacher:"this is the marker that they pound onto the tops of mountains to show that it's the highest elevation"
student:"golly gee wilikers- i thought the bottom of the mountain was actually the highest point! silly me!"

teacher: "fill in this diagram on fat composition while i go eat mcdonalds in the back of the classroom"

teacher : "what does quodamodo mean?"
student : "i don't know..what does it mean?"
teacher : "um..eh...uh..DETENTION!"

teacher :" okay. write this 2000 word comp. on what creativity means to you. and be sure to use proper grammer and 10/12 of the following vocabulary words..."

teacher : okay- run 4 laps while i sit, watch you, and yell at you.

billy:"i hate high school...alot."
bobby:"at least your not alone - everyone in the world is forced to go to school to learn how to be a free-thinking, indepentant, yet conforming and timid tool of society. "
billy:"thanks bobby...you really helped..."
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A shithole that everyone must go to every day, from 7:30 in the morning to 3:00 in the afternoon, every week, for almost 10 months. These days, high school is a fucking pain in the ass. First you must deal with fitting in and actually making some fucking friends. You need to deal with your old friends changing and acting like an ass towards you. At the same time, if you actually give two shits about getting a decent job when you're older, you must focus on your studies and make sure you get the best marks possible. If you're sick as a fucking dog and have to stay home for a week, the teachers have absolutely zero sympathy for you. You miss shitloads of handouts, assignments and lengthy notes that in no way can you work on at home. You must find out what homework you missed by calling about 5 fucking different people and attempt to catch up WHILE dealing with your illness. If you tell your teacher that you were sick and couldn't think properly, they will just shout at you and punish you accordingly. You fucking kill yourself trying to understand that cursed bit of math that your teacher never explained to you because you were away. You freak out and end up hitting the sac at 1 in the motherfucking morning. Meanwhile, you are trying to cope with a tight, phlegmy throat that is fucking annoying and won't go away. A part of you wants to go to school the next day and not miss out on any more shitty work, and another part of you wants to stay home, heal some more, and have a blast playing video games. You freak out some more, toss a few things around and shed a few tears. Then you eventually calm down.

Some people consider high school a breeze; others do not. For some it is the most treacherous thing they can think about; for others it is exciting and enjoyable. All in all, teachers suck, students suck, assignments suck, homework sucks, handouts suck, being ill sucks, and as a whole, the chore known as school is the fucking scum of the earth.
Johnny gets sick Sunday night and stays home Monday and Tuesday. He tries his best to call his friends and catch up on as much work as possible. On Wednesday, he departs for his high school and has the worst day of his life. His teachers were an ass towards him and he now has shitloads of work to do. Johnny wishes school never existed.
by Jelloer September 24, 2007
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