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 Board member Julia Brim-Edwards floated the idea of turning Harrison Park School into a middle school. oregonlive, "Portland Public Schools to consider leaner ‘resiliency’ bond for November ballot," 22 May 2020 The middle school had essentially been consolidated with Brindlee Mountain High School on the same campus so empty rooms were available. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "Worst Semester Ever? Hit by tornado, closed by coronavirus, north Alabama school still shines," 20 May 2020 The middle school day would be 20 minutes shorter and the high school day would be 50 minutes shorter. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, "Carmel Clay Schools approve late start for older students, more recess for elementary schools," 19 May 2020 The family’s love of the game and Bryant’s work in women’s sports prompted her to become a middle school girls’ basketball coach. Bloomberg.com, "The Latest: Kobe Bryant Service Ends With Oscar-winning Film," 18 May 2020 Colleen Ballinger was once at the height comedy as far as your middle school self was concerned. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "YouTuber Colleen Ballinger Apologises For Resurfaced Racist Videos & Inappropriate Relationship With Fan," 13 May 2020 Charging middle school kids a fee to attend a weekend passing clinic? Mike Finger, ExpressNews.com, "Finger: NCAA one step closer to massive change," 28 Apr. 2020 Heath also used to run a skills-building program for middle school kids and adds that children ask why all the time. National Geographic, "A skeptic tries ‘forest bathing’," 16 Jan. 2020 Parents in Park Slope, a mostly well-to-do neighbourhood in Brooklyn, proposed an integration plan for middle schools which went into effect last year. The Economist, "The dignity of all the talents A battle over gifted education is brewing in America," 9 Jan. 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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27 May 2020

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“Middle school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20school. Accessed 2 Jun. 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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