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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
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Limpets,” says a gentleman near, “are the boys in the middle school.

    The Willoughby Captains Talbot Baines Reed
  • 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
  • Once dressed on that first morning Clive drifted down the stairs to middle school.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • A fire recently demolished the beautiful new buildings of the middle school in Saga.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • One is more important when one goes to the high school instead of only to the middle school.

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
British Dictionary definitions for middle school

middle school

(in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 8 or 9 and 12 or 13 Compare first school
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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