The 21 Types Of High Schoolers Who Make School Irritatingly Worthwhile

The 21 Types Of High Schoolers Who Make School Irritatingly Worthwhile

For those who have already graduated, get ready for a trip down memory lane. For those still in high school, get ready to relate.
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It's midway through the first semester of the school year, and it's safe to say that most students know their classmates by now. We've either made a couple of friends here or there or chosen to stay away from others. A couple weeks ago, my lunch group and I got into a hilarious conversation about the types of people we all see at school. The idea was so funny and relatable, I decided to write about it.

So, without further commentary, here are 21 people we've all seen in high school at one point or another.

Note: These descriptions are purely for entertainment and relatable purposes and are not meant to single anybody out. Enjoy!


1. The really smart one who never ceases to show off her/his grades.

A.K.A., the one who doesn't know how to socialize in any situation, because all they can talk about is their grades. Plus, if they get a 99 percent on something... well, you'll probably see them crying in the bathroom about how their life is practically over.

2. The.... uh... unfiltered one.

To be honest, there's one of them in every high school friend group.

3. The extremely sarcastically savage one.

I would probably take the Oscar for one.

4. The class clown

They're hilarious, and they make teaching time an absolute pain for teachers.

5. Your twin (you guys probably have invisibly conjoined brains... it's creepy)

The person I'm talking about right now (and if she's reading this) knows exactly that I'm talking about her.

6. The fashionista (Mean Girls style)

She looks good, and she knows it. She could be wearing sweatpants, but eyeliner is always on fleek. And she's not afraid to point out that your sports shoes don't go with your skinny jeans.

7. The one who just doesn't care — about anything.

All I can tell you is you have no future.

8. The "wannabe" popular

This person tries to act like they're popular and all that, but the reality is, they're at the bottom of the food chain like the rest of us.

9. The "actually" popular (who annoys everyone in the entire school) and knows it.

This is usually a group of people and each grade level has their own, I guess you could say (unfortunately), the popular group of people. The worst part is they know they're popular.

10. The "YES! I passed!"

While most of you read that and thought "hmm, don't we all want to pass?" The answer to that would be no because most of us want to get B's and A's. This person solely focuses on bare minimum passing.

11. The couple of the year

Each year, there is a goals "couple of the year" that everyone "coos" and "aww's" over. They're so goals; they do everything together. They're beautiful. (Until the breakup.) Wait what... who said that...

12. The backstabber

If you tell this person one thing, you best be knowing that whatever you told them will probably be heard by every person in this school by the end of the day (school administration included).

13. The "drama" kid

Nah, I don't mean they cause drama. They're literally a "drama" kid. They work in the drama department and everyone knows it. Either they're really good at acting so you see them in every play, or if you make plans with them, they can't ever make it, because they've always got rehearsals.

14. The music prodigy

They don't just play everything. They play everything well. They're in the top orchestra and bands. They have the first chair. They are the next Mozart.

15. The person who everyone absolutely loves.

They're just so nice! They're super sweet and kind-hearted, and you have no clue how a person like this can exist. Even a person like me, who takes the Oscar for savagery, can't make a single teasing comment to this person.

16. The daily scoop

This person is the one you get your daily scoop of gossip from. They know everything about everyone. If you need to stalk someone or low-key need some high-key information on another person, you go to the daily scoop, and they can hook you up with the information or person you need.

17. The vape fanatics

Every high school has that one group of people that just vape. And that's literally all they're known for. The fact that they vape. Have you ever gone into your high school washroom, and there's just smoke everywhere? That means the vapies of the school have been there. You'll see them vaping on their Snapchat stories or Instagram videos. Literally, every conversation will go something like this:

"Hey, do you know 'so and so'?"

"Yeah, the one that vapes?"

"Yep, that's the one."

...Some of these people might also fall under the category of #7. But hey, there are a few that continue to surprise.

18. The potheads

Now, these are different from the vape fanatics in the sense that vape fanatics just vape. Potheads, on the other hand, deal with actual hard drugs. Best to stay away from them and what they deal with (literally). From experience, potheads like to stay on the down-low. You'll never know who they are. The person sitting next to you could be a pothead. The really smart guy from your psychology class could also be a pothead.

19. The mathletes and science Olympians (who will fight to the death)

They do math like it's a sport. They do science like they're competing for a gold medal. It's not just about bragging about grades. It's about how they compete in grades. These guys are different from #1, because #1 just focuses on their own grades. But with these academic athletes, you best be knowing that if you get a 95 in something, and they find out about it, they will (low-key) challenge you to a duel until the end of the semester.

Here's what a low-key conversation with an academic Olympian would sound like:

Olympian: "How'd you do on the test?"

You: "Pretty well, I got a 95. What about you?"

Olympian: "95? Man, that sucks. I got a 100. It's fine dude, you'll do better next time."

In reality, a 95 is not a bad grade at all (seriously, it's not). But if you're an Olympian, your life goal is to make the other person feel bad about their grade.

Of course, there are the regular mathletes and science Olympians who just compete in the school competitions which is pretty cool, but keep it to yourself and in the sport itself. Don't bring other people's grades into it.

20. The school-wide crushed

No. Not the school-wide crush. The school-wide crushed. Before I get ahead of myself, let me just clear it up: this person can be a girl or guy. They crush on almost every person in the school, and it eventually gets annoying. Their crushes usually last from a span of a week to maybe a month depending on the liked person. And when the school-wide crushed finds out they aren't liked back... let's just say, it gets messy.

21. The foodie

Don't sit next to this person during lunch unless you want your entire lunch consumed without you noticing. The foodie usually takes your food without asking, thinking that you won't mind. But there is a limit, my friends. Sure, once in a while you can sneak a fry. But eventually, it's considered rude. No matter how close my friends are to me if someone tries to take my food without asking me, it's WWIII in the cafeteria.

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Math isn’t the most popular academic subject. In fact, more people than not dread the complexity of it. Unless you’re majoring in a STEM field, it’s easy to blow off college math classes because you don’t see the application of math in your daily life.

You’re not going to do algebra to decide how many avocados you can afford on your next grocery trip.

You won’t rely on physics to determine your workout schedule, unless you’re an Olympic figure skater, trying to perfect a triple axel.

Even though you may feel math isn’t useful in your everyday life, it is — more than you realize.

There’s a reason most majors require you to earn at least one math credit. Yes, even if you’re an English major, you’ll have to take math.

There’s no way around it. So instead of complaining that you have to register for “useless” math classes, take advantage of your math courses in college.

Here are five things I wish I’d known about math in college.

1. You will probably need to use it later

Most students either love math or hate it — there’s rarely any in-between. Even if you detest the subject, it’s important to take it seriously, especially if you are a science or engineering major.

Actually, if you’ve chosen either of those majors, you’d better jump for joy at the mere mention of math, because you’ll be dealing with it for the rest of your career.

Either way, there are many benefits to math — you will develop the ability to think, sharpen your analytical skills and quicken your mind.

Learn how to reach conclusions and solve problems on your own — skills you’ll undoubtedly use throughout your life in a variety of different scenarios, like buying a house, negotiating for a promotion, calculating product values for business customers, etc.

2. It's better if you find the right course for you.

Many people think they can just skate by subjects that pose more of a challenge. I know I did. This is certainly not the case — especially with math. Math takes hard work, repetition and time. It won’t happen overnight, and isn’t a skill you’re just born with.

When it comes to math, it can be difficult to decide which route to take in school. Don’t just do what your peers do — do what’s right for you.

It was easy for me to fall into the same stride as my friends when it came to math, just because I was afraid to do it on my own. So I got stuck in a class I had to retake because I wasn’t fit for it.

If you excel in geometry, sign up for classes that focus on that. If algebra clicks easily for you, take algebra classes.

Whatever your major calls for, meet the requirements with classes you know you can succeed in and use in your future career.

3. Tutors are a thing

Lots of universities offer tutoring labs on campus now, but if yours doesn’t, tutors are still always available — you just need to look.

Ask your professors, classmates and friends if they can recommend potential tutors. Then, reach out to them for pricing and hours, because those will vary. You can even try a couple of them out until you find the right fit for you and your learning style.

If you’re unsuccessful in this approach, try out a math tutor app — easily accessible via your smartphone, tablet or other devices. They are super-convenient, engaging and offer immediate feedback.

Having an app also makes it easier for you to practice math on your own time, anywhere, at an affordable price.

4. You can get better at it if you practice

It takes practice to really learn math and for it to stick with you. Similar to learning a new language, you’ll need to study it daily to incorporate different methods and types of math into your skillset.

The more you practice what you’re learning, the more second-nature it will become for you. While you may not be good at all types of math, studies show practice really does make perfect.

So if algebra is your strong suit, but geometry is not, spend more time practicing geometry so you can perfect it.

5. It's okay to ask questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even if your math teacher intimidates you or your classmates seem way smarter than you are.

I know from experience that being lost in math class is one of the worst feelings in the world because you’re constantly trying to catch up, but can’t.

I always handled it the wrong way and waited too long to ask questions, therefore becoming even more confused than I was initially.

Get help as soon as you don’t understand something, and reach out to your professor for help. Don’t be afraid to stop the class discussion and ask questions until you’re ready to move forward.

If you feel uncomfortable doing that, reach out to a classmate. Sometimes students understand better from one another.

Even if you won’t use math often in your chosen career path, there are many instances in your daily life that will require you to use math — some of which you’ve probably never even thought of.

Can you figure out the correct tip to leave at a restaurant? Do you know how to create and modify a household budget?

So take time to carefully select your college-level math courses, then pay attention, ask questions and practice, because you’ll use it in your life, at one time or another.

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