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
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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

British Dictionary definitions for middle school

middle school


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