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A school at a level between elementary and high school, typically including grades five or six through eight.
(Education) (in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 8 or 9 and 12 or 13. Compare first school
a school encompassing grades five or six through eight.
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|Noun||1.||middle school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12|
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
academy - a secondary school (usually private)
high school, highschool, senior high, senior high school, high - a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
public school - private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition
grammar school - a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
secondary modern school - a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education