IN OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT (IN BINGHAMTON, NY) OUR’S WAS THE LAST—OR NEARLY SO—TO GO FROM 6TH GRADE eLEMENTARY TO 7-9 JUNIOR HIGH AND THEN 10-12 SENIOR HIGH. AFTER THAT TIME, K-5 WAS ELEMENTARY, 6-9 WAS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND 10-12 HIGN SCHOOL.
When Lara ‘graduated’ from her Schulz Elementary School, to
head off into what is now Willis “Middle School,” I talked to her
about finishing well in fourth grade and how proud of her I was.
The family all were very excited about her test scores and the way
she had handled school thus far.
If you grew up in the period where sixth grade was the year you
advanced to Junior High School, that is the way it when my
children, ages 28, 32 and 34, were young. They went from
fifth grade ‘graduation’ to Willis Middle School, where it was
sixth through eighth grades. Then, the last child, only stayed in
middle school for sixth and seventh, advancing to Dempsey
Junior High were she went to eighth grade. Have I confused you
What grade does your small town or big city school system
“change up” or move on, passing from elementary…
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