middle school


: a school usually including grades five to eight or six to eight
middle schooler noun

Examples of middle school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But at the Wednesday night school board meeting, he was greeted with boos and chants from angry parents, teachers, and community members in the school district made of up of two elementary schools and one middle school. Jenavieve Hatch, Sacramento Bee, 15 Feb. 2024 The 10-megawatt Paradise Microgrid has the ability to power the Southeast Division Police Department, Fire Stations 51 and 32, one middle school and three elementary schools in the area. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 The goal is to target students at five campuses schools in the county: Gunston, Kenmore and Thomas Jefferson middle schools, and Wakefield and Washington-Liberty high schools, according to VOICE’s proposal. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2024 The district's two elementary schools and middle school are not affected by the change and will continue to have the same daily schedule for the rest of the year. Nwa Democrat-Gazette, arkansasonline.com, 9 Feb. 2024 Black is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and played point guard for her high school and middle school basketball teams. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 7 Feb. 2024 At some point in middle school or high school, most people were exposed to two different types of rudimentary essay-writing. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Jan. 2024 In addition, California requires county offices of education to buy supplies of the emergency medicine for middle schools, junior highs, high schools and adult schools. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2024 The Youth Fair’s annual Cross-Country Race draws more than 1,500 high school and middle school students from Miami-Dade County public and private schools to compete at the park’s cross-country track. Miami Herald, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of middle school was in 1870

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“Middle school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20school. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

middle school

: a school usually including grades 5 to 8 or 6 to 8

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