When does middle school start and finish in your country?

In China, our middle school usually starts at 7:15 with morning reading for 30 minutes and finish at around 5 pm. What about yours?

Dec 21, 2015 2:09 PM
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In Egypt we call it preparatory school
the day starts at 7:30 am till 1:30 or 2:00 pm

December 21, 2015

Middle schools are rare nowadays in the UK, and they are only found in a handful of places. Wikipedia tells me that there are now only 146 middle schools in the whole country. I actually lived in one of the few counties that had middle schools and thus attended one, but when I was 12 the local education authority decided to scrap them and revert to the two-tier system (primary school followed by secondary school) which is found across most of England and Wales.

In the UK, from the ages of 4-11 you go to primary school. From the ages of 11-16 (or 11-18 depending if you don't leave at 16) you go to secondary school (high school.)

A junior high school is a middle school. This is in the American education system. "In the United States, middle school is a school between elementary school (grades 1-4, 1-5 or 1-6) and high school (grades 9-12 or 10-12). Depending on location, middle school contains grades 6-8, 7-8, or 7-9."

As you can see, they don't exist everywhere.

December 21, 2015

It varies on school on what grades are called or considered.


I grew up where it was 7th and 8th grade as junior high. My kids attend school here there is a middle school 6, 7, 8 and some schools include 9th grade.


I started all my schooling years  at 8:30am to 3:20 but junior high ended at 3:30 I think if I remember corretly but that was monday to Friday.

My kids go to school elementary from 8:25am to 3:30 but on Wednesdays it is 2:05 dismissal. Middle school and high school vary times I think it was said for the older kids to be able to take younger kids if needed. WEednesdays for middle school starts ta 9 not 8:30 but ends at 3:30.

December 23, 2015

Helen and other members, I can't remember now at what precise time school started every day when I was a teenager, but it always seemed too early.  Please allow me to refer you to this following article about a major neuroscience project which studies the sleep patterns of teenagers.  An initial recommendation from the science team is that school should start at a later hour to allow teenagers to sleep more!


Please enjoy this interesting article on this piece of cutting edge research.



December 22, 2015


It sounds tiring, and it is, too. But I don't have chance to choose about what I can do after school.

December 22, 2015
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