Also known as college-preparatory or secondary school

1. A place that prepares you for the real world (ie. if you make it through this place you can make it through anything. See anything.)

2. A place where everyone resents everyone else because because they secretly want to be part of the group they can't be in (the more adult version of "you can't play in my sandbox"..."your sandbox sucks anyway" kid conversation)

3. A prelude to the real best years of your life. See college

4. A place where you find out your place in society:

Preps: Abercrombie kids who hang out at each other's beach bungalow's during the weekends...usually snotty and spoiled...well liked by many faculty

Unholy Holies: Also very well liked by the faculty, except more annoying than the preps because unlike the preps they tend to actually have morals: they head student government, liturgy committee, participate in all types of community service and always get chosen as retreat leaders. They irk people with phrases like "Jesus loves you no matter what" and saying hey buddy to you in the hallway because they feel sorry for you while showing off their yellow Livestrong bracelets.

Potheads: Relaxed, laid back happy idiots. Cool to talk to in the morning when you yourself are brain dead too.

Teachers: This is a whole other spectrum of cliques within itself: you either have the administration brownosers, political zealots, monotone drones, spaced out dingbats, or the ones that teach you life lessons without you realizing it

Counselors: Secret spies for the administration who will try to rat you out to them and make your life even worse than it was before you went to them by "just trying to help". At best, they will just listen to your problems, nod, pat you on the knee and say "our time is up...let me know how it goes"; making a total waste of your time

Gangstas: Listen to hip hop and rap...always seem to have beef with some other member of their clan. Could be at the top of the social chain if they weren't always busy fighting with each other (ie. G is talkin shit bout gon fix that bitch up)

Wiggers: Same as above, except they tend to be wannabes, of the caucasian race, and their only real beef is forgetting who borrowed who's homework

Jocks: Generally jerks or airheads. Laugh at gross out humor. Not all are bullies. Only talk to lower social cliques when they need to borrow a pencil they'll never return.

Nerds: Usually into weird card games and doing well. Formerly faculty favorites until they got replaced by the Unholy Holies. Wear slicked back hair, high pants and glasses.

Over-achievers: sometimes cross with the preps and unholy holies, somewhat smart like the nerds, but have a better ability of blending in...but these tend to be too busy to be involved with anything besides school (or get involved in so many things they break down). These are the ones who take SAT courses in their freshmen year and complain about too much pressure from parents.

Kids in black: Under these are the goths, people who dress in black, the socialists and pretty much anyone who's sick and tired of everyone else usually because they're tired of themselves. Some are genuine rebels; some are just anti-everything assholes

Punks: they skateboard, have their own bands, are basically pretty chill and have their own bands...not too involved in political activism anymore...most of this has been taken over by the emo kids and the kids in black

emo kids: the ones who always quote taking back sunday on their blogs and wear old converses...usually the hipster kids who tend to be vegetarian and of the uber-liberal elite (and the ones who use the word uber); the name emo is very misleading, as their expressions tend to be often serious and boring.
Kid: "I hate junior high"
Mom: "Don't worry, it'll get better in high school..."
by blink56k March 28, 2005
A place you don't appreciate until after you've graduated.
What I'd give to go back to my high school days...
by Mike the Ekim August 08, 2008
a place that, unlike most definitions in the urban dictionary, is actually a privilege that we take for granted and is only as good you make it. if you work hard and receive excellent grades, you can continue onto a good college after graduation and further yourself in getting a great, profitable career. if you flunk out and don't go to school, you'll be working in an arbys getting pimples for little pay.
John didn't really like to get up so early for high school, but her knew it was a privilege that many other people around the world would love to have.
by christiannnw October 01, 2008
It is what YOU make of it. sheeeesh
Bob: I was such a loser in high school. When I got invited to parties and games, I never went.

Lucy: Well, when EYE was in high school, I might not have been the most known girl in school but whenever I got a chance to do something fun, I jumped at it!

Bob: Oh. Okay.
by Carolina_Babe April 07, 2006
A place where schoolwork is so much easier than in college, but the girls tend to have smaller boobs.
I can't believe I was such a whiner in high school. At least I have a steady supply of booze now that I'm in college.
by k^2 October 08, 2005
The place containing the largest amount of morons and procrastinators around. Nothing give birth to the worst parts of America as much as high school. Anyone who will be anything in life hates high school because they didn't do anything in high school to make them like it.

Someone said it best: "Nothing ensure failure in life as well as happiness in high school."
Guy who almost commit suicide in HS : An executive at an accounting firm.

Guy was still mises HS : Lifts big boxes at some warehouse somewhere.
by BusinessMan May 01, 2005
apparnetly on this sight, people like to bitch about how high school sucks...didnt any one tell u this or did u figure it out after your 4 years? I realized it about 2-3 days into my freshmen year and i find that the only classes that really prepare anyone for life are the buisness classes and the tech classes...see in NY, we have one of the greatest testing systems in the country, but we have a 20-30% passing rate on math becuz we take a year and a half of math and try and cram it into 3 hours, which is complete bullshit...anyway, high school teachers arent that bad...where im from, we have maybe 5-10% of teachers that are complete cynical assholes who have either been castrated or been tragic burn victims...i read about someone saying history was useless...besides tech and business, without history, you would repeat the mistakes of the here's a suggestion to the cynical realists/ex high school students/bitching liberals/suburban teenager that thinks high school is hard...shut the fuck up and deal with it, jesus christ do you need some vagasil for your pussy? are you that retentive and stupid that the only thing you can do is bitch? high school is free, college is a bitch when it comes to costs...thats why im moving to europe...GO EUROPE!!!
1. The Seventh Layer of Hell= High school
2. High School is Jesus Punishment for kids that whack off
3. high school is for the Dumbass that may have a chance to not end up at mcdonalds for the rest of his/her pathetic life...
by Alex Curtis June 03, 2006
A place that is meant to be the best 4 years of your life. It is for most.
They say it forces you to seperate you into groups: (emo's prep's gangster's etc.) This is not necessarily true. In high school you, simply just seperate your selves into your own groups of friends which coincidentally have similar interests which labells them either emo's prep's gangster's etc..

Those who are against high school just feel this way because they don't get good marks because they are lazy.

People also say that some groups are critisized by others. But i can guarantee that if you hung out with any group, you'll realize that everyone critiizes everyone, it usually just doesn't get around.

With out high school, how is anyone supposed to get a well paying job and support a family in the future?
High School was the best 4 years of my life. I met all my friends.

I'm no prep/gangster, but i am considered these because i hang out with prep's and dress gangster.

I like high school so much, i'm coming back for a 5th year!

Me and my friends critisize others (but not often), i can guarantee that we are critisized too.

Have fun in high school, be safe, be smart. You are supposed to have the best time of your life in high school, but don't forget that you are there to learn.
Party Hard!
by cooldude101 July 10, 2008

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