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Should sixth-graders move to middle school?


Last updated 3/21/2019 at Noon

Edmonds School District, which says it is over capacity at the elementary level and future projections make the situation even more serious, is considering moving sixth-graders to middle schools.

In the spring of 2018, the district’s enrollment committee made the recommendation to reconfigure the current grade structure, moving sixth-grade students from elementary to middle school.

It would be the best fit for overcrowding issues, the district said, but it needs to determine if it’s also the best fit for students.

“Our sixth-grade students are ready for the high academic expectatio...

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