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29 Things About American Schools That Are Completely Normal To Americans And Super Weird To Non-Americans

"I just learned American schools actually have cafeterias and it's not just a thing in movies."

1. The start time:


2. Hall passes:

why do american schools have hall passes? is walking in the halls really that serious??? so confused

3. Lockers:

wait do american schools actually have these weird-ass lockers where you put your stuff in??? like it's not just in the movies??

4. The Pledge:

is it true that in American schools students stare at the flag and recite the pledge of allegiance?? That is sooooo wild to me

5. And flags in general:

Do American schools really have the flag hung in like every class

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6. Cafeterias:

American schools actually have cafeterias? Like a settled place to eat?

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7. The lunches:

..... do american schools actually give u this??? https://t.co/UC5FxmbYB1

8. And the mandatory milk:

why do American school lunches always include a mini carton of milk?

9. Starting in September:

why tf does the american school year run from september to like june the following year? that literally makes no sense

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10. Or in August:

Ok but why do American schools start in August anyway. It's still summer, this is madness

11. Morning announcements:


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12. School buses:

Do schools in america actually send buses to pick students up of a morning?!

13. Nurses on the premises:

do american schools actually have a nurse or is that just in tv?

14. Cheerleaders:

do american schools actually have cheerleaders? And are those cheerleaders stuck up? I NEED TO KNOW

15. Not using numbers:

I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers

16. Water fountains:

Do American schools really have those lil water fountains? I've never seen one in real life before they seem pretty cool

17. Scantrons:

hello american moots is it true ur school tests are like this

18. The bathroom process:

Do American schools really require you to have a physical pass to go to the bathroom?

19. Rival schools:

do schools in america actually have rival schools or is this only a thing in fictional land?

20. Parking:

do american schools actually have parking lots like is that a thing??

21. The way they look:

Why do American schools look like prison blocks? And what's with the lack of windows?

22. Mascots:

Wait american schools actually have mascots??? That's not just a film thing??

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23. Drama club:

do american schools really have drama clubs that put on shows all the time ?

24. Pools:

do american schools actually have swimming pools in them?!??!

25. And clubs in general:

why do american schools have clubs for like everything though?? imagine your school having a fishing club aye no thanks x

26. Vending machines:

Do American schools really have vending machines what the fuck

27. Climbing ropes:

Do American schools actually make their students climb a rope in PE?

28. Snow days:

why tf do american schools get cancelled when theres snow. every january in sweden there is a meter of snow and NOT ONCE have our school cancelled the day. DO IT THE AMERICAN WAY SCHOOL

29. And, just like, lacrosse: