middle school


Definition of middle school

: a school usually including grades five to eight or six to eight

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Other Words from middle school

middle schooler \ -​ˌskü-​lər How to pronounce middle school (audio) \ noun

Examples of middle school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hunt’s career began as a middle school English teacher with Kenston Schools. cleveland, 10 June 2021 For each theme — and at each school level, from elementary school to middle school to high school — questions are proposed, some leading or guiding, some open-ended. Paul O. Carrese, National Review, 9 June 2021 Among Black students, 15% returned to high school and 22% to middle school, 36% to elementary school. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2021 Harris-Jackson has been working with Parnell since her first year of teaching at the Oakland middle school. Emma Talley, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 June 2021 Two weeks ago, a 13-year-old student was slammed to the ground at a South Florida middle school, as other students shouted homophobic slurs. Washington Post, 4 June 2021 Indeed, northeast of Peoria in the city of Wenona, with a population of about 1,000, construction workers are starting a full, energy-efficient renovation of the middle school. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2021 Power was never the name of Daniels’ game — until middle school. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, 28 May 2021 The American Civil Liberties Union and its West Virginia chapter filed the lawsuit on behalf of an 11-year-old transgender girl who had hoped to compete in cross country in middle school in Harrison County. John Raby, ajc, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of middle school

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of middle school was in 1870

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13 Jun 2021

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“Middle school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20school. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of middle school

US : a school for children that usually includes grades five to eight or six to eight
British : a school for children between the ages of 8 and 12 or 9 and 13

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Kids Definition of middle school

: a school usually including grades five to eight or six to eight

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