middle school


Definition of middle school

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

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 At the time, one niece was in college, the other in high school and his nephew was in middle school. Lisa Zobel, ABC News, 3 Aug. 2022 Heslin, Lewis and their older son J.T. Lewis, who was in middle school when his younger brother Jesse was killed, might testify in the afternoon. Jim Vertuno, Hartford Courant, 1 Aug. 2022 Survival in middle school is about fitting in, constantly eyeing your peers to determine what is in and what is not. Alexander Thompson, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2022 Ohtani was in middle school when Kershaw broke into the major leagues. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2022 When Hill, who grew up in a troubled Indianapolis neighborhood, was in middle school, he was invited repeatedly by Saunders to play organized basketball. New York Times, 6 July 2022 Chantal Ridlon Thacker fell in love with football in middle school while playing with the boys during recess. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 5 July 2022 Many had played together since travel ball in middle school, and most were going onto different colleges. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 5 July 2022 In middle school, Bryan James Robles joined the track team mostly to keep up with his three closest friends. Emily Laber-warren, Washington Post, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of middle school

1870, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2022

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“Middle school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20school. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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