Persuasive Speech Topics for High School Students

  1. High School will be the best time of your life.
  2. Boys are lazier than girls.
  3. All students should wear a school uniform.
  4. It is possible to Ace your way through High School.
  5. Mobile phones shouldn’t be allowed at school.
  6. Extra curricular activities should be compulsory for all students.
  7. Girls are under more pressure in high school.
  8. Schools must not sell unhealthy foods.
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  10. Cyber bullies should be suspended from school.
  11. Peer pressure will help students grow.
  12. Parents must not pay kids for good grades.
  13. There is no place for religion in school.
  14. Students don’t spend enough time reading books.
  15. Teachers should also be graded.
  16. Class sizes make a big difference.
  17. Technology is a distraction.
  18. Schools must get involved with obese students weight issues.
  19. All students should join the gym.
  20. Schools should offer rewards for good test scores.
  21. Cheer leading isn’t a sport.
  22. The media is to blame for the pressure of girls wanting perfect bodies.
  23. Mass shooting in schools can be prevented.
  24. 16 is an appropriate age to start dating.
  25. The in crowd is usually the most insecure group.
  26. Failing is a blessing in disguise.
  27. Students do not know how to live in the moment.
  28. Fashion isn’t all that important.
  29. The methods used to deal with bullies are not effective.
  30. Private schools are not better than government schools.
  31. Co-ed schools are better than single gender schools.
  32. Home work should be scrapped.
  33. Recess time must be extended.
  34. Random drug tests need to be done in high schools.
  35. Standardised tests are not a measure of a students ability.
  36. Textbooks shouldn’t be replaced by technology in high schools.
  37. Students shouldn’t be graded for gym.
  38. Birth control should be available at school.
  39. Cheating at school is getting worse.
  40. Sugary drinks should not be sold at school.
  41. Student ID cards should have tracking devices.
  42. Healthy school lunches are a lost cause.
  43. Boys hide their body image pressure.
  44. High Schools need armed guards.
  45. Smoking makes students outcasts.
  46. ‘Name and shame’ does not change teenage behaviour.
  47. Refrain from dating in high school.
  48. Bystanders must be held responsible for not intervening when there is trouble at school.
  49. Gay students need older gay role models.
  50. It should be illegal for under 21’s to buy cigarettes.
  51. Grouping students by ability only benefits the smartest ones.
  52. Students are less religious than their parents.
  53. It is important to have a mix of friends to socialize with.
  54. Kids purposely make parenting hard.
  55. Helping a friend isn’t always good.
  56. Not every teacher has the ability to inspire students.
  57. High school kids don’t need helicopter parents.
  58. High schools don’t recognise a students full potential.
  59. Class sizes should not exceed 20 students.
  60. Extra online classes are worth it.
  61. School should be all year round.
  62. Parents embarrass their kids too much.
  63. Attractive students have advantage over others.
  64. Students have no interest in government matters.
  65. Hard work is more important than talent.
  66. The morning after pill shouldn’t have an age restriction.
  67. Group work in class should be kept small.
  68. The best way to learn is alone.
  69. Teachers don’t use technology to it’s full potential.
  70. Dropping out of high school should be an illegal offence.
  71. The racial make up of a school is important.
  72. Outings to museums have no educational value.
  73. Creativity isn’t something that can be taught.
  74. Students have too much work load.
  75. Untidy handwriting is a sign of intelligence.
  76. A students interests will change in high school.
  77. It is important to take career assessment tests.
  78. Students do not have to get involved with everything in high school.
  79. Weekend jobs make students more responsible.
  80. It is important that students volunteer in fields of interest.
  81. Students must know their place in the classroom.
  82. Teachers want to create leaders.
  83. Tutors are necessary even with good grades.
  84. Locker room talk is demeaning to female students.
  85. Driving must be taught in High School.
  86. Plagiarism is getting out of hand.
  87. The importance of not being a follower.
  88. Students should focus school work ahead of a social life.
  89. Students should leave a team if they are never chosen to play.
  90. Leaving high school with no clear career path isn’t a bad thing.
  91. Students should always have condoms with them.
  92. Never shrug off small assignments.
  93. High school should be treated as if it were a job.
  94. Test scores reflect how good the teacher is.
  95. Web filters at school are not restrictive enough.
  96. There is too much focus on sports in high schools.
  97. All students should get involved in exchange programs.
  98. Group projects only cause conflict.
  99. Teachers should be allowed to refuse problem students in their classes.
  100. Principals don’t help develop teachers enough.
  101. Corporal punishment is abuse.
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