- a school intermediate between elementary school and high school, usually encompassing grades five or six through eight.
Compare intermediate school.
Origin of middle school
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for middle school
In 2000, the comparable figures stood at 27.9 percent for high-school students and 10.7 percent for middle-school children.Cigarettes’ Last Gasp
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At the end of the presentation, Obama met with three middle-school students from Haifa.Snake Robots, Alternative Fuel & More Highlights From Obama’s Visit to the Israel Museum
March 21, 2013
A video snippet of Liu during a middle-school English language class “is the hottest thing on the Internet,” notes Chen.China’s First Female Astronaut, Liu Yang, Ready to Blast Off
June 15, 2012
It happened late in the day and captured about as much attention as a middle-school band recital.Does Congress’s Budget Delay Actually Matter?
February 2, 2012
And between 2008 and 2010, Oakland has outpaced the rest of California in improvement at the elementary- and middle-school levels.Back to School for the Billionaires
May 2, 2011
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
- (in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 8 or 9 and 12 or 13Compare first school
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