middle school

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middle school (countable and uncountable, plural middle schools)

  1. (education, countable) A school which crosses the traditional divide between primary school and secondary school.
  2. (education, uncountable) An educational level or stage between primary school and secondary school.
    • 2018, Clarence Green, James Lambert, “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects”, in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, volume 35, →DOI, page 107:
      These authors argue that lists based on university-level reading material cannot be directly imported into contexts such as middle school since the lexical profiles of subjects and their vocabulary demands are different.


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