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

Examples of middle school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fireworks will be launched from Mulberry Fields Park with free parking areas opening at 8 p.m. at the middle school, Zionsville High School, Jennings Field, Pleasant View Elementary School and Zionsville United Methodist Church. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, "Where to find Fourth of July events, fireworks shows near Indianapolis today," 5 July 2020 But Sheila Albers, who has since resigned her job as a middle school principal and launched an organization dedicated to improving police training in Kansas, did not stop digging. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "After he shot and killed an unarmed teen driver, a Kansas police officer was paid a $70,000 severance," 3 July 2020 While there are math resources for pre-K through college, and sciences for high school and college, there’s no science yet for elementary and middle school. Jenny Anderson, Quartz, "There is an education crisis hiding behind Covid’s health and economic crises," 2 July 2020 The school started last academic year with a new principal, Leo Lawyer, who was recruited and hired from his job as a middle school principal on the Oregon coast in to lead the school toward stability after a rocky year and principal turnover. oregonlive, "Cleveland High has a new principal, its third since last May," 30 June 2020 Located 15 minutes away from the resort in a small neighborhood of Playa del Carmen, the school opened with 200 elementary and middle school students—children of Rosewood Mayakoba associates and local youth. Rachel King, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: Inside the reopening of an ultra-luxury resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya," 30 June 2020 The district has compiled additional resources tailored to each student group: elementary school, middle school, high school, special education and career and technical education center students. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Frisco ISD asking parents to commit students to in-person or online learning for 2020-21 school year," 29 June 2020 In an effort to compensate for the 52 instruction days lost to COVID-19, CFISD is adding 10 minutes to high school instruction and 10 minutes to elementary and middle school instruction. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Texas Education Agency advises Cy-Fair ISD, other school districts on attendance for 2020-2021 school year," 26 June 2020 Elementary and middle school students would have in-person classes daily, but with a number of social distancing measures in place. Lori Higgins, Eleanore Catolico, Koby Levin, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit schools release draft plan of fall return — and it includes 3 possible scenarios," 9 June 2020

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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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30 Jul 2020

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“Middle school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20school. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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