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middle school

a school intermediate between elementary school and high school, usually encompassing grades five or six through eight.
Origin of middle school
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The most interesting feature of the meeting was old pupils' grateful recollections of Hearn, the middle-school teacher.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
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middle school

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