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 school (audio) \ noun

Examples of middle school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Henry attended Belmont Elementary school, the Empowerment Academy for middle school and the Academy for College and Career Exploration for high school. Phillip Jackson, baltimoresun.com, "He came from a big, caring family, had a good job and loved his 5-year-old son. Then someone gunned him down in West Baltimore," 4 May 2021 The Premonition also opens in 2003, with a scientist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, named Bob Glass, who’s helping his 13-year-old daughter, Laura, with her middle school science fair project. Cody Delistraty, WSJ, "Michael Lewis’s ‘The Premonition’: A Closer Look at How the Pandemic Response Went Awry," 3 May 2021 Rhonda Wilson is a pillar of the Gainesville, Florida, community as a Black thespian and middle school teacher. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, "Teacher Appreciation Week: In a tough year, these educators stood out -- and gave us hope.," 3 May 2021 For that period, about 500 fewer middle school and high school students received an F than at the beginning of the school year. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Grades start to improve in Salt Lake City School District. But don’t expect pre-pandemic scores.," 3 May 2021 Competitive football is so essential to the city of 75,000 that a longtime high school coach can’t even pause to watch a nearby middle school game, lest he be accused of recruiting. Fox News, "'Football City, USA' killings raise sport safety concerns," 3 May 2021 The bond money will allow the district to move toward a middle school model and full-day prekindergarten, Stone said in the statement. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Voters approve Richardson ISD’s $750 million bond, send one school board race to runoff," 3 May 2021 His middle school friends matriculated to the more diversified subcultures of high school: the goths, the freaks, the math nerds. Brian Trapp, Longreads, "You Robbie, You Baka," 30 Apr. 2021 The author moves toward an answer in this quietly devastating tale of middle school drama. Annabel Gutterman, Time, "Here Are the 12 New Books You Should Read in May," 30 Apr. 2021

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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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8 May 2021

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“Middle school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20school. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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