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15 Things You Know Are True If You Went To A Small High School In Florida

Growing up, going to a really small school is a really unique experience that not many people can understand. So we dedicate this post to those of you whose graduating classes were in the double digits–and to those of you who couldn’t have a single detail of your lives kept private for at least four years.

1. You knew all of your teachers, and they knew all of their students.

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2. Everyone noticed when you weren’t in class.

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3. Your parents knew if you had gotten in trouble before you even got off the bus.

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4. Practically the whole town showed up to your school plays, because almost every student was in them.

5. It felt like you could never get away with anything.

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6. A new kid at school was so rare that they were either treated as the coolest, most interesting person ever…

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…Or they were treated like an outsider for the rest of high school.

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7. The same kids were pretty much popular the entire time.

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8. You knew the name of every person you passed in the hallways.

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9. Your teachers knew your entire family and had probably taught at least one of your family members as well.

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10. Since there were so few students, everyone pretty much dated everyone else at one point or another.

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11. You couldn’t pass gas in class without the whole school knowing about it by lunchtime.

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12. And forget about sneaking into class unnoticed if you were late.

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13. It wasn’t easy to catch up on your sleep in class, either.

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14. Sometimes it seemed like no one had anything better to do than start rumors about fellow classmates.

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15. It had its ups and downs, but graduating high school with kids you’ve known since kindergarten was actually pretty darn special.

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What other experiences summed up your small high school experience? Please share your comments with us below!

Victoria W
Victoria is a staff writer for OIYS.