During the 1970s through 2000, however, millions of sixth-graders were transferred to middle schools, and ninth-graders were moved to high schools. Seventy-five percent of sixth-graders nationwide now go to middle school. The tide may be turning again, however, in favor of returning sixth-graders to elementary school.Sep 17, 2020
In the United States, sixth grade has been considered the last year of elementary school or the first year of middle school. … Students still in elementary school may continue to have a single teacher or more than one, but fewer than middle school students.
Fifty years after the first junior high schools were established, educators began to call for middle schools–new schools that had a different grade organization and a more developmentally responsive program–in order to provide a more gradual and appropriate transition between the elementary and high school years.
Middle school is in between elementary school and high school, and has 6th- to 8th-graders. Junior high schools prepare seventh, eighth, and, in some districts, ninth grade students for high school.
|4th grade||9-10 years||4th class|
|5th grade||10-11 years||5th class|
|6th grade||11-12 years||6th class|
|7th grade||12-13 years||1st year|
Middle schools serve pre-adolescent and young adolescent students between grades 5 and 9, with most in the grade 6-8 range. Middle schools in the upper grade range (7-9) are sometimes referred to as junior high schools. Secondary or high schools enroll students in the upper grades, generally 9-12 with variations.
|Grade||Age by 31st August|
|5||10 years old|
|6||11 years old|
|7||12 years old|
|8||13 years old|
|Student Age (as of September 1, 2021)||American Grade Equivalent|
|13 years old||Grade 8|
|12 years old||Grade 7|
|11 years old||Grade 6|
|10 years old||Grade 5|
For the middle school movement, the 1980s were marked by a continued increase in the number of schools that had either been created as middle schools or switched over from junior highs to middle schools.
Middle schools are more student-focused, and junior highs are more subject-oriented. … Junior high schools are for students in grades seven through nine, and middle schools are for students in grades six through eight.
It’s called middle school because it’s in the middle of your school years. Elementary school is behind you. … Middle school often includes sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, but you might go to middle school earlier or later, depending on how it’s done in your area.
Elementary school is kindergarten through 5th grade (ages 5-10), middle school is grades 6-8 (ages 11-13), and high school is grades 9-12 (ages 14-18). We offer the resources below to assist you with information on local area public schools and aftercare programs.
In the United States, the fifth grade is the fifth and last school year of elementary school in most schools. Students are usually 10–11 years old unless the child has been held back or skipped a grade. In England and Wales, the equivalent is Year 6.
In the United States, a middle school is a school between elementary school (grades 1-5, 1-7, 1-6, 1-4 or 1-8) and high school (grades 9-12 or 10-12). Depending on location, middle school contains grades 6-8, 7-8, or 7-9.
Kindergarten through fifth grade: Elementary school. Sixth through eighth grade: Middle school. Ninth through 12th grade: High school.
Third year, also known as S3, is the third year of schooling in Scottish secondary schools, and is roughly equivalent to Year 10 in England and Wales and Year 11 in Northern Ireland. Most pupils are 14 or 15 years old at the end of S3. Traditionally it would be the year that pupils start their Standard Grade courses.
|Age during school year||England and Wales: National Curriculum (plus Foundation Phase in Wales)||Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Curriculum|
|12-13||Year 8||Year 9|
|13-14||Year 9||Year 10|
|14-15||Year 10||Year 11|
|15-16||Year 11||Year 12|
The K-12 system stands for ‘from kindergarten to 12th grade‘. This equates roughly to a school starting age of around five through to Grade 12 at around the age of 18. The system is broken down into three stages: elementary school (Grades K–5), middle school (Grades 6–8) and high school (Grades 9–12).
What word generically refers to the schooling associated with K-12? … In the USA it is ‘Compulsory education‘ although Kindergarten is not actually compulsary and upper age/grade differs by state. Or “Public education” (noting that this is not the same as UK usage). Or ‘basic education’. Or ‘education’ Or pre-college.
|Age||UK Years||US/International Grades|
|10 – 11||Year 6||5th Grade|
|11 – 12||Year 7||6th Grade|
|12 – 13||Year 8||7th Grade|
|13 – 14||Year 9||8th Grade|
|10||5||Elementary school (小学校 shōgakkō) Compulsory Education|
|12||1 (7th)||Junior high school/Lower secondary school (中学校 chūgakkō) Compulsory Education|
|Grade by Age Appropriate||2021 – 2022|
|Grade 4||Age 9 – 10||Sept 2011 – Aug 2012|
|Grade 5||Age 10 – 11||Sept 2010 – Aug 2011|
|Grade 6||Age 11 – 12||Sept 2009 – Aug 2010|
|Grade 7||Age 12 – 13||Sept 2008 – Aug 2009|
Twelfth grade, 12th grade, senior year, or grade 12 is the final year of secondary school in most of North America.
Junior High School/Middle School (In some districts, elementary/primary schools go from Kindergarten through 8th grade; in others, there is an intermediate level. … If the intermediate level covers 5th-8th grade, it is usually called a Middle School; if it covers 7th-8th, it is called Junior High School.
Eleven-year-olds are capable of reflection, analysis, and confronting moral and ethical questions … though they might not be ready for the answers. Social and emotional development: Kids this age begin to be intensely interested in their appearance, with definite ideas about what clothes to wear, etc.
|Starting age||Canada||United States|
|6-7||Grade 1||Grade 1|
|7-8||Grade 2||Grade 2|
|8-9||Grade 3||Grade 3|
|9-10||Grade 4||Grade 4|
Middle school (also called junior high school)
They are around ages 10 to 14. Middle school students usually switch from classroom to classroom. They may have many different teachers in one school day. In smaller communities, children will not switch schools to go to middle school.
Junior high school focuses more on the subjects taught to the students and also the mental development of those students. Middle school provides more exploratory and elective classes. Junior high school provides subject based academic classes and also elective classes. Middle school has a more flexible schedule.
The seventh grade is the seventh school year after kindergarten. … Traditionally, seventh grade was the next-to-last year of elementary school. In the United States it is usually the second year of middle school, the first year of junior high school or the 7th year of elementary school.