How would you compare 6th graders to 8th/9th graders? I've actually never set foot in a jr high since I was that age!! I really love what I'm doing now (middle school math/social studies) but for many reasons, would like to try the jump up to jr high. So I'd be going from a 5th-7th grade building to an 8th-9th grade building. I would love to focus on math and try it out but I'm nervous because I do like what I'm doing now...but will always wonder if I would like jr high more if I don't give it a shot, right? BTW...my school is awesome, but one reason I am considering this change is due to a change in our hours for next year at the middle school.