I was just hired as a 6th grade teacher for next year. I previously taught 6th grade English at another district during the 05-06 school year. I have not yet been told was subject(s) I will be teaching. How is 6th grade in your school? Is it still elementary or is it middle? Is 6th grade self-contained or departmentalized? I live in the Southern Tier of NY (close to the PA border) and the districts here are all very different. Most consider 6th grade middle school and departmentalize but I do know of one school that does not and a couple schools where 6th grade is still in the elementary building. I'm just curious to see how it is in different areas!