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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Yes, the educators on our team spent the past year developing a curriculum for middle school and high school-aged students. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Katy-area moms spotlight problem of human trafficking," 8 Sep. 2019 Many of the top quarterback prospects start working with private trainers in middle school, and that helps establish a more solid foundation for them in terms of refining their mechanics and establishing muscle memory. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, oregonlive, "Freshman Orientation: Auburn’s Bo Nix the latest in trend of true freshman starting quarterbacks," 26 Aug. 2019 Futhu walked to the Rakhine village to finish primary school, then boarded in a nearby Rakhine town for middle school. New York Times, "The Schoolteacher and the Genocide," 8 Aug. 2019 At a sleepover with Betts' sister, Megan - who was among those killed during his rampage - and five other girls in middle school, Gould said, Betts pushed her up against a wall and choked her. Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Even with ‘red flags’ in their youth, mass shooters often slip through the cracks," 7 Aug. 2019 Colletto has never played linebacker, not even in middle school. oregonlive.com, "Is Oregon State’s next two-way player Jack Colletto playing quarterback and linebacker? Day 3 recap," 3 Aug. 2019 Kyle Bjelf had been close with Vallee in middle school. Stephanie Clifford, WIRED, "He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back," 24 June 2019 Usually, gyms and multipurpose rooms of this scope are made for a middle school. Lilly Nguyen, latimes.com, "Oak View Elementary School celebrates new 10,975-square-foot gym," 18 June 2019 Silver Spring Intermediate School was designed to alleviate overcrowding at the district's elementary schools and middle school. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "More than 1,200 attend dedication for new Silver Spring Intermediate School," 30 Aug. 2019

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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

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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