For many decades, middle school has been grades 6-8 in my school district. However, beginning August 2015, elementary will be grades K-6 and middle school will be grades 7-8. Middle school administrators are STOKED because they'll have far fewer students. Elementary administrators aren't too happy because we'll have about 120 extra students per site (due to our current 5th graders not leaving). Middle schools will continue to have 1 principal and 2 VPs; elementary schools will maintain status quo: 1 principal and 1 VP. It seems like most parents are happy that their children will be in elementary for one more year, though. All 6th grade teachers will be "displaced" from their middle schools and moved to elementary sites. This next school year should be an interesting one!