This is MILD compared to three of the four kids profiled on Frontline's "Dropout Nation" program. One kid actually knuckled down and graduated. In fact he finished two years of work in one to finish on time.
The other three could not bring themselves to give up smoking weed, shooting off their mouths, fighting, and skipping. They thought the world revolved around them, and that they were entitled to take advantage of other's generosity without putting forth any effort to improve themselves.