middle school

noun
a school intermediate between elementary school and high school, usually encompassing grades five or six through eight.


Origin:
1830–40

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middle school
 
n
Compare first school (in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 8 or 9 and 12 or 13

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Example sentences
The world is still in middle school anxious to get to high school.
Each satellite has a small camera that middle school students can request be
  aimed at target areas on the moon for study.
Kids brainwashed by the time they are in middle school, and then grow up to be
  brainwashed parents.
If college level is too difficult, try high school and middle school texts of
  the same sort.
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