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 violent outbursts got Onfroy expelled from middle school, then landed him for a period of time in a group home, according to New Times. Kyle Swenson, chicagotribune.com, "XXXTentacion: The nasty, brutish and short life of the chart-topping rapper," 20 June 2018 Graduating from middle school should be a time of celebration as kids get ready to enter the next phase of their academic careers. Spencer Whitney, SFChronicle.com, "Last Word: Solemn graduation gift," 9 June 2018 Skylar Farej — who had recently graduated from middle school — was having a sleepover when the house began to burn at 12:44 a.m. local time, according to The Pensacola News Journal. PEOPLE.com, "Teen Girl Dies After Being Trapped in Bathroom During House Fire: 'I Couldn't Get To Her,' Says Mom," 6 June 2018 Kiser was a standout swimmer through middle school. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "If these Indiana All-Stars weren't playing basketball, they'd play...," 29 May 2018 The senior coaches youth in his area in flag football and basketball and is volunteer official for middle school meets. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Multi-sports stars Max Alba, Lexi Romero named Journal Sentinel high school athletes of the year," 14 May 2018 Rich could have turned out like many of his childhood friends, apprenticing at a factory after middle school. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "A Flawless Silence," 17 Apr. 2018 Under city regulations, every elementary and middle school building with more than 200 students is typically required to have a nurse, officials said, and high schools must have nurses when individual students have medical needs. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Nursing Shortage Leaves Some City Schools Uncovered," 15 Dec. 2018 Ashlyn Childs took a welding class as part of a summer camp in middle school and took more welding classes in high school. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 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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