Relevant Research

Middle Grade Configurations and Small Schools: https://www.smithvilleschooldistrict.net/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=2038&dataid= 3011&FileName=Middle%20Grades%20Configurations%20and%20Small%20Schools.PDF

 

NMSA Research Summary #8 Grade 5 in the Middle School (PLEASE NOTE: Many of the sources cited in this document were used as resources throughout the process but are not listed separately) http://www.ncmle.org/research%20summaries/ressum8.html

 

The Difference between Grade Span Configuration and Student Achievement In Four Eastern States https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/bitstream/handle/10919/73003/etd-11132011-165624_Warthan_DW_D_2011 .pdf?sequence=1

 

Article discussing research in general about the K-8 vs. Middle school debate:

https://educationnorthwest.org/news/what-research-says-or-doesnt-say-about-k-8-versus-middle-school-g rade-configurations

 

NPR Article with Dru Tomlin:

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/09/495961751/heres-how-schools-can-soften-the-blow-of-sixth-g rade

 

Educate Northwest Articles: Figuring out Grade Configuration:

https://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/resources/PRR-Figuring-Out-Grade-Configurations.pdf 

Examples of 5-8 schools across the country (just a sampling):

Maret School, Washington D.C. https://www.maret.org/academics/middle-school (Similar size)

 

The Kinkaid School https://www.kinkaid.org/academics/middle-school

 

The Harley School https://www.harleyschool.org/middle-school/

 

Berwick Academy https://www.harleyschool.org/middle-school/

 

Lincoln School, Lincoln, MA https://www.lincnet.org/domain/26

 

Dawson School, CO https://www.dawsonschool.org/page/academics/middle-school--58

 

Jordan Middle School, MN https://www.jordan.k12.mn.us/Page/11

 

Rippowam Cisqua Middle School, NY https://www.rcsny.org/page/academics/middle-school--grades-5-8

 

Woodland School, CA https://www.woodland-school.org/academics/middle-school

 

Charlotte Country Day School https://www.charlottecountryday.org/a-country-day-education/middle-school  

 

York Middle School https://yms.yorkschools.org/

 

Oyster River Middle School: http://orms.orcsd.org/

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