elementary goes from kindergarten to 4th, 5th or 6th, and middle school stops at 8 or 9th grade..
Elementary school is the place for informational learning, whil…e middle school is where you will begin to manipulate what you have previously learned. Middle school, as mentioned above, generally is confined to 6th through 9th grades, and is a transition from elementary school to high school. It is the theory that students between the ages of 11 and 14 (tweens) are generally at a developmental level that can make the individual focus of high school and junior high difficult. Middle school provides that transition necessary where class sizes are still smaller, and teachers are trained to deal specifically with the academic and social issues that often arise for tweens. Where elementary school is usually contained within a single class with a single teacher, and junior high and high schools are comprised of many classes with a different teacher in each, middle school creates a place in between where students may have only three to five teachers, where they may see a key or team teachers several times during the day. ( Full Answer )