Is this common among high schools in the United States? (Description)

Posted by: Foxian

Today I had my first day of school in the United States and after today I've just been left wondering, is it common for schools in the United States to have half hour lunch breaks and not allow you to leave campus to buy food?

  • Yes

  • No

80% 28 votes
20% 7 votes
  • Yes, I'm 18 and going to college. My last 4 years have been 35 minutes of lunch with no off campus lunch. I always wanted off campus because I didn't like our schools food that much. I also lived in a small town that only had 3 or 4 places to go to eat. I lived in Wisconsin and the minimum amount of minutes a school could provide for lunch was 30 minutes.

  • For my school it applied only to the Freshman and Sophomores. The Juniors and Seniors were allowed to leave.

  • yeah same as dan

  • Absolutely ... you don't leave school. Technically they are liable for you until they let out or send you home in some official manner (a note, call to parent, teacher notified, something). They are usually pretty good about accountability while you are still a minor and all.

  • For freshmen and sophomores, yes this is the case. Our lunch is a full 45 minutes though.

  • I wish it wasn't like that..

  • My high school had an hour and we could leave, but had to have a note or a phone call from our parents. Or you could always leave illegally, not like anyone would stop you; if you were a good kid they'd just assume that you had permission and wouldn't even bother to check with the office.

  • No one is allowed to leave and we have 25 minute lunches

  • My high school only gave students 30 minutes to eat lunch (seniors on PASS, a program that rewarded good grades & behavior, got a full 47 minute period except tuesdays or assembly days), out of a 47 minute period (rest of time was homeroom). We either bought food from the cafeteria, brought something from home, or ate nothing. We weren't supposed to leave campus for lunch. The only time I was able to do this was if I came late or left part of the day for an appointment and brought food back with me. That technically wasn't 'allowed' but they never did anything about it

  • The 1/2 hour seems short, but open or off-campus is common.

    Posted by: TBR
  • Ive been in quite a few high schools an that sounds ridiculous. A half hour is too short, and you should be able to leave. If you need permission or to sign out, fine, but to not be allowed to leave at all??

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Haroush says2015-08-12T23:35:59.0627591Z
Yes, this is very common. In fact, there are schools with barbed wire fences in order to keep the school children in there which is also common here.
Hanspete says2015-08-12T23:37:38.2681434Z
My school encourages us to leave
TBR says2015-08-12T23:38:05.1315156Z
I read that wrong at first. No, that is not common to my knowledge
TBR says2015-08-12T23:39:03.3978891Z
My school was unusual, so I am sometimes not the right guy to ask, but I though most had open or off-campus
Haroush says2015-08-12T23:39:19.3992433Z
Haroush says2015-08-12T23:41:16.7275954Z
TBR says2015-08-12T23:42:00.6730771Z
We had a lot of free time on most school days. Did a 6day rotation schedule. It allowed for a very flexible schedule, and plenty of time. I don't know why they would want to make lunch so short.
Haroush says2015-08-12T23:42:36.4753066Z
Look this is school is fenced in with barbed wire and even has airplanes too!
TBR says2015-08-12T23:42:43.4953516Z
Why do you keep linking to prison Haroush
Haroush says2015-08-12T23:44:15.4129202Z
Ah, yes! A prison with airplanes.
yoozur.naym says2015-08-12T23:47:12.5912058Z
My high school does not allow students to leave campus for lunch. We are confined to homeroom, and our break is approximately 25 minutes long.
tajshar2k says2015-08-13T00:13:54.9025786Z
School started??? My schools starts in September.
58539672 says2015-08-13T01:44:02.1780404Z
@Foxian By "school", do you mean High school or College? To answer your question for both, High school Yes. College, No.
TBR says2015-08-13T01:47:06.5556223Z
@Haroush - I still am very curious what you are talking about. Post the link to the actual picture in question. All your links have been prisons.
Haroush says2015-08-13T01:52:00.9139092Z
Are you sure they're prisons or has your mind been diluted by the Illuminati??
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T01:53:27.8227838Z
Yeah hes looking up juvenile reform schools. Not the same.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-13T02:09:53.1243823Z
Thanks common core.
Teaparty1 says2015-08-13T02:11:05.1500440Z
Hey TBR, we voted on the same side of an issue. I think hell froze over.
TBR says2015-08-13T02:15:35.9372973Z
@Teaparty1 - See it can happen.
TBR says2015-08-13T02:17:32.2360428Z
@Haroush - You run a poll the other day regarding ad-hominem attacks, in it is you are called a hypocrite. This is yet again an example. I am interested in your claim, ask for some detail, and you attack. Can you see why it's hard to take you very seriously?
Haroush says2015-08-13T02:17:55.8538767Z
Hell froze over?? What does that look like?
Haroush says2015-08-13T02:19:55.4286432Z
TBR says2015-08-13T02:21:23.7564094Z
Let me give you some help on this. WHen there is an image you would like to share from a google image search. 1) Find the picture. 2) Right click on the image. 3) Select copy URL 4) Paste just that url. Like this. Http://ficoforums.Myfico.Com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/14078i6EC56695D11CB6D7?V=mpbl-1
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T02:22:11.7586346Z
You really need to get off google man. Its rotting your brain.
Haroush says2015-08-13T02:23:09.6342881Z
Haroush says2015-08-13T02:23:20.5855583Z
Haroush says2015-08-13T02:24:27.3851865Z This one is better
Teaparty1 says2015-08-13T02:25:22.8591421Z
Haroush it looks like this
briantheliberal says2015-08-13T02:25:31.2831961Z
It depends on where your school is. In New York, we can always leave campus and buy food. Lunch breaks also last a good hour or more.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T02:25:42.4847854Z
Better yet doesn't DDO accept direct images in the messages? I thought i'd seen some posted in line with responses before. Maybe that was in debates only because they allow rich text?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-08-13T02:26:35.1351229Z
I guess if that were the case there would have been a lot more meme spamming going on. ... Forget I said anything. Not allowing direct pics in the responses is a good thing!
TBR says2015-08-13T02:27:25.9758488Z
@Haroush - So no followup on the fencing in students? No follow up on your ad hominem? No thanks for the pointer?
TBR says2015-08-13T02:28:54.9432191Z
@FreedomBeforeEquality - The debates section is very loose with HTML. You can do a lot of things. I have played and can get some very nice effects. Forums are more restrictive, and polls the worse of them all.
Haroush says2015-08-13T02:28:56.1437093Z
Lmao @ Teaparty
Haroush says2015-08-13T02:34:29.3306451Z
No. Nope and nope. @ TBR ;D
TBR says2015-08-13T02:59:40.5591324Z
Your just as ass.
Charlatte says2019-03-09T04:04:37.4051790Z
Half an hour is good for me lol my school has a 10 minute 'snack break' o Wednesdays

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