Research Shows that Middle School Age Students Thrive in a K-8 Environment

A recently released study published in the American Educational Research Journal – Social and Institutional Analysis looks at how grade span can affect the middle school experience for students. The large study, which included 90,000 students in more than 500 schools,  provides concrete evidence to what we observe to be true here at Ascension each day. Students who attend a K-8 campus for middle school benefit from having “top dog” status as they are at the oldest of the grade span during these influential tween and early teen years, and they feel most comfortable and familiar with the school. The result is students attending middle school at a k-8 campus feel safer, experience less bullying, less fighting and a greater sense of belonging.

Article from NPR

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