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High School Poll

1000 (approx) more words on the rewrite, hopefully more after lunch. The last 100 or so really sucked but I just wanted to finish my quota without taking another hour. (They were being difficult.)

I also started reading Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson), which has led me to wonder about people's high school experiences. My school didn't have hall passes and we were allowed to wander all over during lunch hour (whereas the narrator in Speak gets in trouble for leaving the cafeteria). Also, we did not have cheerleaders. I'm curious how this compares to everyone else. If you have anything to add that I haven't covered, feel free to comment!




Poll #603595 The High School Poll

In your first week of high school, how hard was it to find your way around?

Incredibly hard. The building layout was confusing and you couldn't find half of your classes without help.
0(0.0%)
A little difficult. You were late for a couple of classes but got the hang of it quickly.
4(28.6%)
All the regular rooms were easy to find, but some of the special labs/offices were out of the way.
3(21.4%)
Never had any trouble finding anything.
4(28.6%)
Other. (explain in comments)
1(7.1%)

What were the hall rules at your school?

There were teachers assigned to monitor the halls.
0(0.0%)
You needed a hall pass to leave class (e.g., to go to the washroom).
1(7.1%)
You had to ask the teacher to leave class, but there were no hall passes.
1(7.1%)
You could leave class without asking.
0(0.0%)
You could only be in the hall on your way to class or if you had a hall pass.
0(0.0%)
You could hang out in the hall during a spare or lunch period, as long as you were quiet.
2(14.3%)
You could hang out in the hall whenever, being as loud as you wanted.
0(0.0%)
Other. (explain in comments)
0(0.0%)

What were the lunch rules?

Everyone had to eat in the cafeteria.
1(7.1%)
You could eat in the cafeteria or go home for lunch.
0(0.0%)
You could eat in or around the cafeteria, or outside the school, or go home.
5(35.7%)
You could eat wherever you wanted, as long as you cleaned up afterwards.
2(14.3%)
You could eat wherever you wanted, and you didn't have to clean up.
1(7.1%)
You could eat outside the cafeteria, but only with special permission.
1(7.1%)
Other. (explain in comments)
4(28.6%)

What happened if you were late?

Even if it was just a little late, for any class, you had to get a late slip.
2(14.3%)
If you were really late, you had to get a late slip.
1(7.1%)
If you were late for first period, you had to get a late slip. Otherwise, you'd just have an annoyed teacher.
4(28.6%)
There were no late slips. You just showed up when you showed up.
5(35.7%)
Other. (explain in comments)
1(7.1%)

Did your school have cheerleaders?

Yes, and they were the prettiest and most popular girls.
0(0.0%)
Yes, but they were just another club, not much extra status.
4(28.6%)
Yes, and no one cared about them.
2(14.3%)
No, but people wanted a squad.
0(0.0%)
No, and no one cared.
6(42.9%)
Other. (explain in comments)
1(7.1%)

How clique-y was your school?

There were very clear divisions between cliques, and you couldn't join one without formal permission.
0(0.0%)
Most people were in obvious groups, but they formed them without any official standards.
3(21.4%)
Some people were in obvious groups, but a lot of people were just in a general crowd.
2(14.3%)
There were a few groups, but people circulated widely.
2(14.3%)
There were no obvious groups (other than people who happened to be friends).
1(7.1%)
People from one clique looked down on other cliques.
0(0.0%)
People from one clique wouldn't be friends with people from other cliques.
0(0.0%)
There was lots of intermingling between cliques.
0(0.0%)
Other. (explain in comments)
1(7.1%)



Thanks!

mlc
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