Bad Facts About High School Students Today


Evie Green, Buzz News Reporter

Every year there are about 15.1 million students in grades 9-12. For most schools in the U.S., these grades are considered high school. High schoolers have changed throughout the years. Each year changing in different ways. For the most part, high school students have progressed and changed for the worse. Here are some bad facts about high school students that will drop your jaw.

  • Tony Miller claims, “Every year over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the U.S. alone. About 25 % of freshmen fail to graduate” (“11 Facts About high School Dropout Rates”).
  • 1.7 million high school students said they had used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. (“2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey”)
  • 1 in 5 high school Seniors are vaping. (“Teen Vaping Soared in 2018”).
  • The survey states that, “64.5% of teens say that a teacher has negatively impacted them” (“Statistics about Teenagers and Teacher Appreciation”).
  • The survey also states, “82% of teenagers think that their teachers deserve more recognition for what they are doing in the classroom” (“Statistics about Teenagers and Teacher Appreciation”).
  • A large majority of American high school students did not meet the CDC’s recommendation for 9-10 hours of sleep per night according to a study of four nationally representative successive samples of American high school students from 2007-2013. (“Wake Up Calls (Fast Facts)”)
  • Lauren Camera, Education Reporter, says, “Only about a third of U.S. high school seniors are prepared for college-level coursework in math and reading” (“High School Seniors Aren’t College-Ready”).