You're friends are wrong. You're not short. And since your a freshman, you likely will grow several inches. I've seen guys grow a whole foot from freshman year to senior year. Although, it still all depends on your genes. Sadly for me, I've always been short. Currently, I'm 4'9 standing at my tallest. Now that's short!
You're fine.. When I was in highschool, it seemed most guys were less..especially as freshman. Plus, guys tend to grow later.. Even around 20 ish..you still have plenty of time and probably will grow more. How much just depends on your genetics. But yes.5'5" is fine and normal
i think ur height is just fine..kids of nith grade tend to bully aorund , u shouldn't take everything guys say so seriously. by bullying otheres thats just a n ego boost for them and u shouldn't give an ear to it..