I Was Held Back In School

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    I call it failing but I suppose Held Back is more politically correct. Grade one I missed half the school year due to illness and was failed. I was teased for failing. But when I went to repeat grade one my new teacher decided that I shouldn't have failed and that i should be in...
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie
    41-45, M
    Nov 10, 2008

    Because Of A Trumatic Accident

    when i was 12.i was held back in 7 grade.i was told it was because of the fact i missed so much school.even though i passed as far as grades,i had to repeat it.like i had a choice in being messed up for most of that year.it is stupid,they all admitted i knew all the stuff i...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    1 Response Oct 6, 2009

    this still bothers me

    and I dont know how to cope with this. The kids my age are going to high school and im in left the eldest one in middle school. I feel so alone.
    roxanneniamir roxanneniamir
    Jul 6, 2015

    Not My Fault

    We don't usually get held back in my country but I did. I started school late when I was 7 because of living abroad. This meant I started school in the same class as my little brother. When I was 10 my mum was having nasty turns with her pain killers and alcohol so my stepdad...
    sarahsummersrockz sarahsummersrockz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2013

    I Was...

    ....held back in seventh grade. I just kind of gave up. I stopped doing my homework and reports. I just didnt care anymore. My mom wanted me to go to summer school so I could end up going to eighth grade to be with my friends. I opted not to and just took seventh grade again the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 11, 2010

    Kind Of

    In school I was kind of held back. You see in kindergarten I had emotional issues and my parents put me into transition ,a grade between kindergarten and first grade. Technically it was only an extra grade, but I don't consider it that way though. I consider it having to go to...
    Katryan Katryan
    22-25, F
    Mar 6, 2013

    im 12 year olds i was held back in K i was young

    and im so mad bcause im gonna get of school when im 19 they are holding me back on my life.
    unknown9901 unknown9901
    26-30, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    Held By In 2nd Grade

    when i first came to U.S., i started school late like one month before everyone moves on. They kept me back a year. And as i go on to high school. im like 1-2years older than my classmates.Im a Junior right now and im 17 and turning 18 next year. i feel so embarass about my age...
    gotnolife gotnolife
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2013


    I did get held back in school once. I failed seventh grade and got retained and had to switch schools. Luckily, the principal at my new school was very understanding and agreed that if I made good grades he would put me in the next year where I belonged. Needless to say I...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2009

    Repeated 1st Grade

    They recommended to my mom that I repeat 1st grade because they felt I would not pass 2nd grade.  I was very shy(and I do mean VERY) and refused to speak to my teacher.  I think that is why they wanted me held back because they couldn't test me.  Just far...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    Jan 29, 2009

    8 Schools In 4 Years Was My Problem

    We moved. A lot. I repeated 3rd grade, thought it was really cool to go the same school for the entire school year. After I finally made it through 3rd I had been to 8 different schools, two for each grade!
    rusted rusted
    56-60, M
    Nov 12, 2008


    I know some kids say this, but in my case it was true... my second grade teacher, Mrs. Stallworth, hated my guts! And she hated my parents too! So, she waited until I was sick with a fever one day at school, and forced me to take the huge exams that are given to decide the...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 12, 2008

    Was Just Too Small

    I was supposed to start kindergarten with my friends, but the school told my mother that I was just too small to go to school.  I started a year later than my friends and was still the smallest person in the class if not the school.  I didn't care and it never held...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69
    61-65, M
    5 Responses Nov 11, 2008

    I Called It

    School for me was amazingly boring but I did alright until my junior year in high school. My mama(who raised me) began to have serious health issues. She was a large lady who had ignored her diabetes and heart problems for years and despite my begging, would not comply with her...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2008

    I Was

    I was held back in school twice. I was held back in elementary school.I have a learning disability and at times i can't figure out where to use puncuation.I have always gotten confused about that.I graduated in 1990.When i graduated highschool.I was 2 months away from...
    shan12stones shan12stones
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    Getting Held Back On 7th Grade

    Im a normal kid/teenager at the momment 13 years old, almost 14 and in my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade i was doing veary well! i was the prettiest nicest, and the best student in school then in 5th grade i started having social and studying problems my grades were falling badly, but...
    Richard53 Richard53
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2012

    πŸ˜•this year I'm going back to the same grade

    (8th) πŸ˜‘ bc I was friends with this person who made me not do good in school so now I have to make new friends & yeah some friends for the high school are going to come & visit me at lunch & after school when they don't have practices..😳
    penayolisma penayolisma
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2014

    Getting Held Back...

    So I wanted to share this cause well just because. So in 6th grade I was held back a year. But it was a choice, not because of grades. I had good grades and I behaved fine in class. So I'm really short, only 4'9. I was bullied a lot cause of how short I was. Not just harmless...
    mikaylalov3 mikaylalov3
    18-21, F
    Aug 2, 2013

    I Won't Be Quitting At 16

    All my life I never had 'real' problems with school. I struggled in math, but in elementary I was always on the honor roll. I went to the same school district up until the 7th grade. Never had gotten held back. My brother was getting bullied, and he wanted to go to online...
    imisstheyear2011 imisstheyear2011
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2013
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