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 schooler (audio) \ noun

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The class of 1926 gifted the plaque to the middle school. Fox News, "Ohio school scrubs 92-year-old Ten Commandments plaque after atheists complain," 2 July 2019 Last year’s addition to the middle school makes it the only campus that wouldn’t exceed capacity until a couple of years later. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Demographic report tells Needville ISD of growth ahead," 30 June 2019 According to its website, the district would consider expanding its K-6 before- and after-school program to middle school if the new schedule were to create a need. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel is considering changing school start times. Here's when students would start.," 14 June 2019 But when police went to the middle school, none of the librarians remembered seeing Karun. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Three decades after a child’s brutal murder, police made an arrest. His neighbors weren’t surprised.," 14 June 2019 Cook is a senior officer in Blue Crew, which helps establish relationships between freshmen and upperclassmen to make the transition from middle school to high school easier. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Area’s best of the best for grades and games," 13 June 2019 As a child, Atkins was bused from his predominantly black neighborhood to a predominantly white middle school as part of a district desegregation initiative. Scottie Andrew And Brian Ries, CNN, "He started as a custodian. Now he's a principal in the same school district.," 11 June 2019 Louis Lee, assistant superintendent for high schools, said the reasons for a high school OSS are similar to middle school — physical aggression and gross insubordination. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Out-of-school suspensions drop in District 204 but numbers for black students still higher than other groups," 11 June 2019 Before the 2018 Boston Marathon Sellers’s passion for running dates all the way back to middle school. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Sarah Sellers Went From Surprise Podium Finisher at the Boston Marathon to Pro Athlete," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of middle school

1870, in the meaning defined above

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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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