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middle school

noun
1.
a school intermediate between elementary school and high school, usually encompassing grades five or six through eight.
Origin of middle school
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • The Storthing, in 1896, passed a law defining the limits and work of the middle school.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
  • Limpets,” says a gentleman near, “are the boys in the middle school.

    The Willoughby Captains Talbot Baines Reed
  • As a middle school teacher and as a professor in the University he was always democratic and simple in his life.

  • Because of her Hella and I are really sorry that we are not going to a middle school.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
  • Toward the close of the middle school the children are able to read the language with ease and to converse in it quite fluently.

    The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for middle school

middle school

noun
1.
(in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 8 or 9 and 12 or 13 Compare first school
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