middle school


Definition of middle school 

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

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middle schooler \-ˌskü-lər \ noun

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For new students entering elementary and middle schools, there will be an open house registration day Wednesday where school staff members will be on campus to help folks register, said Nan Kiel, with the school district communications staff. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Here’s what you need to know to register a child in Cobb schools," 9 July 2018 Under the tutelage of Smith, who remains Robinson’s personal coach to this day, Robinson continued to develop each year of elementary and middle school. Kyle Stackpole, Howard County Times, "Sydney Robinson sprints towards girls outdoor track and field Athlete of the Year honors," 26 June 2018 Some Boca Raton elementary and middle school students will learn Italian for the first time next year. Lois K. Solomon, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Schools ready to offer more foreign language classes," 26 June 2018 After they are born, children of older mothers tend to have fewer behavioral difficulties during elementary and middle school than those born to mothers who are younger. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "WATCH: Here’s Why Older Moms Might Be Better Parents," 21 June 2018 Police found Henn lying in the grass in the 4800 block of Pimlico Road in Central Park Heights at 10:07 p.m. on Monday night near an elementary and middle school that is under construction. Nicholas Bogel-burroughs, baltimoresun.com, "In 13 hours, 3 women are found killed in Baltimore," 15 June 2018 The cost is $180 per child and the camp is for both elementary and middle school students. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Choral Society camp helps kids find their voice," 13 June 2018 Perez has been an elementary and middle school teacher in the district since 2003. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "West Aurora appoints three new administrators," 5 June 2018 One way the district plans to address this is by rebuilding feeder patterns, which determine which elementary and middle schools feed into which high schools. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's far-reaching strategy to fill its schools," 29 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of middle school

: a school for children that usually includes grades five to eight or six to eight

: 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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