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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Many speakers said the city should invest more in fixing the pipeline in elementary and middle schools rather than dismantle a specialized-high-school system that has nurtured 14 Nobel Prize winners. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Parents at Packed Meeting Oppose Proposal to Change Admissions at City’s Elite Public High Schools," 4 Dec. 2018 With Career Connect Washington, students will begin learning about careers in elementary or middle school, prepare for those careers in high school and continue their training after graduation. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Washington voters don’t think schools prepare kids for careers. The state is trying to change that.," 31 Oct. 2018 The exterior doors at elementary and middle schools in Littleton are always locked. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "What Littleton Learned," 1 Aug. 2018 The golden years of travel are elementary and middle school. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 But one middle school in Iowa, Louisiana has stirred some controversy with its theme selection. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "A Middle School Asked Students to Dress Based on Their Relationship Status For Spirit Week," 26 Sep. 2018 Refinery29: The movie takes place in the last week of middle school. refinery29.com, "Eighth Grade's Elsie Fisher Shares What She Wishes People Knew About Gen Z," 11 July 2018 Vardakostas started working the grill, sneaking free food to friends from his private middle school between shifts. Lauren Smiley, WIRED, "The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot," 21 June 2018 The Daily Record of Baltimore reports 16-year-old Max Brennan filed the lawsuit when his middle school barred him from using boys' facilities. Fox News, "Maryland county settles lawsuit with transgender teen," 19 June 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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