Well it's not really like the Filme but in terms of the kids it's probably not that different from your school. Kids are kids. I suppose there's Mehr diversity than in Ireland though. Mehr Asians, blacks, Hispanics, other foreigners. nbd.
In terms of the school system, it's pretty shit. I know nothing about Ireland's but America's is all based on standardized testing and telling kids they're dumb if they have low scores. That's basically it.
things can be different in schools around the country... my school and a school in LA could be totally different... Du can't just say "this is how American schools work" cause Du don't know what all the schools are like... guess this Frage is kinda a "nobody truly knows..." kind of question...
I'll admit, it kind of sucks. Bullying is a major problem. The kids in middle school can be especially cruel.Though the classes can be interesting at times, Du have to ignore endless distraction from classmates, and fight the urge to fall asleep. Getting a good GPA and passing classes is stressful. Also, everyone is judgmental and cliquey, so you'll be very alone if Du don't find a niche of friends.