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 me...im 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.
Mom: "Don't worry, it'll get better in high school..."
Friends, crushes, love, cool teachers, lunch, changing classes, math class, guidance counselers, band, pep rallies, football games, field trips, biology, Mr. Godley,
heavy books, our lunch bench, the field, the library, the hangout behind building 11, the building 6 bathroom we used to skip in, goofing off, and that cool hippie kid named Dan who carried around his guitar. I loved every minute of it.
Looking back on it now, I'd give anything to go back to high school for a day. It was the greatest time of my life.
Junior high really only preps you for gettin' high. High school is where you truly end up meeting the people you need to know to learn how to get positively Blizzitzed!
"yeah, bro'...we gettin' high as a mofo today, feel me?!"
"Hell yeah, now I know why we call it High School, yo, bwahahahahahaha!
"Just get through it, and if u can drop out when ur 16"
2. These are not the best 4 years of your life, but they are a great four years. I'm in my junior year and I'm having a great time. It's not such a "prison" where "the staff hates you". They are just teachers. Yeah, there is a lot of drama, but its not horrible. It keeps things fun.
CONCLUSION: So yeah, stop bitchin about high school... You're probably all depressed emos.
High School Person nº1: I can't believe she left me...
High School Person nº2: Forget about it, let's go to that party!
High School Person nº1: Sure