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Old 04-22-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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I just found out that our school district is moving the fifth grade out of the middle school and back to the elementaries. Where is your fifth grade? Just trying to get a feel for what most districts do with fifth grade.

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I teach in a grammar school PreK-8, but we have the lower floor and upper floor (K-4, 5-8) but more and more we're lumping the students K-3, 4-5, 6-8 because of majority and ability. I teach 5 adn 6 right now (only one class per grade) but next year it will most likely be 4 and 5 together and 6-8.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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About 10 -12 years ago my district added on to the elementary building. We (5th grade) were in the middle school, but when this addition was built we moved over to the elementary school.
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I've never heard of 5th grade being in the middle school. Here, Calif., all of the schools I'm familiar with have 5th grade in the elementary school. The schools are generally K-5. There are still even a few elementary schools that are K-6.

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Old 04-22-2011, 07:33 PM
 
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in an intermediate school with grades 5-6. However, beginning in 2012, we will house grades 4-7. Elementary schools will have K-3, we will have 4-7, junior high will have 8-9, and high school will have 10-12.


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wow where are you teaching LA44utk? I looked and saw it was tennessee. That is crazy to have 4th with 7th graders! 4th is so different from even 5th or 6th! That is amazing. We still have K-6 in my district in California. Some of the schools are Kto8 in my district, and there a couple junior highs, 7and8. But most districts are kto5, and 6to8.
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Maryville, to be exact! Our high school is grossly overcrowded, so this is the way they're going to relieve that. Right now, we have all fifth grade on the first floor and 6th grade on the 2nd. We truly never see the sixth graders. The plan is to have 4th and 5th on the first floor and 6th and 7th on the second floor. We are also opening an identical school at that time so that our school will only have 1/2 of the 4-7th graders and the other new school will have the other half. We shall see...
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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K-5 for us. Back in the 70's we had K-6, but 5th has always been elementary.
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Our 5th graders are in elementary. They are on the hall with the 4th graders, but the entire school is K-5. I am in MS.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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K-5 are in elementary school.


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Old 04-23-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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Our 5th grade is housed with elementary also.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Fifth grade is in elementary school here in South Carolina.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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We are all K-6 in our district. There was talk of moving 6th to the middle school, but the community was adamantly opposed to that.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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"We are all K-6 in our district. There was talk of moving 6th to the middle school, but the community was adamantly opposed to that."

This...exactly!
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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we have all our k-5 in one school. middle is 6-8. i don't even like sending my baby 5th graders up to the middle school at the end of the year
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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The district where I live had our Middle School as 5-8 for a few years, and last year when our new Elementary School was completed the 5th grade moved back to the Elementary.

In the school where I teach (an hour west) we are K-6.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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We are K-5 here, 6-8 is middle, and 9-12 is high school. When I was a kid, elementary was K-6. A lot of districts do it differently. I know one that is K-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. That seems like a lot of different schools!
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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In my school we are 5-8, so my 5th graders are middle schoolers. There are talks about having a 3-5 building, but that hasn't happened yet.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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We are k-2 elementary 3-6 Middle school 7-8 Jr high 9-12 high school
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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We have a 5-6 campus. My rural district has four EC-4 campuses, one intermediate, one middle (7-8) and one high school.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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I'm not currently teaching but do have a child in school.

Our district is K-6, 7-8, 9-12, which I like.

My nephew went to middle school for 5th grade, which I think is too young.

I am in SoCal; DN (Dear Nephew) is in the Bay Area (just south of San Francisco).

I once worked in a district that had some junior high schools that were 7-8 and some that were 7-9. I thought that was odd, not to have consistency throughout the district. (It was a 7-12 district, so no schools had 6th graders. The K-6 was a separate district.)

I taught for 7 years, in four districts plus one charter. In that time the schools were:

7-9
7-8/7-9 (2 years in same district, different schools)
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7-10 (new charter school, expanded to 7-12 within 2 years)

The first three districts were in CA; the latter two were in MI.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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We are in the elementary school (k-5). Fifth and fourth grade (with the exception of one class) are downstairs in our building.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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Our school is K-8. I'm at a charter school, but about half the schools in our district are K-8. The other half are K-5 elementary, 6-8 middle school.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Our middle school is grades 5-8 and has been for about 35 years (since I was in fifth grade!) For many years, I have done a persuasive writing assignment in language arts where students must persuade the school board to either keep fifth grade in the middle school or move it back to the elementary school. Almost 100% of students write to keep fifth grade in the middle school. We are still in the middle school, and I've been a fifth grade teacher there for 20 of those years.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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In my district 5th grade is with elementary. A few of our elementary schools have 6th grade.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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In Oshkosh, our fifth grade is the oldest grade in the elementary school. In my sister's school in Plymouth, fifth grade is located in the middle school, due to space, but it is isolated from the older grades.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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Our district used to be K-4 / 5-6 / 7-8 / 9-12, but several years ago we eliminated one transition and went to a more traditional K-5 / 6-8 / 9-12.

Bringing our fifth-graders back to elementary was interesting from a teaching standpoint: some of the middle school teachers came back with them, while other teachers moved up from within the K-4 grades. I was really struck by their different approaches to their students. For example, the MS teachers would simply send their kids to specials--picture a herd of fifth-graders thundering down the halls, like a passing period--while the elementary teachers would line them up and take them. It took awhile for the MS teachers to get acclimated to how we do things in elementary...
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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I teach in a district which has K-5. The fifth graders have their own wing and lockers.
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