More parents want to keep 6th grade in elementary buildings

April 17, 2007
Los Angeles district has made the switch from middle schools on 14 campuses.

The movement to keep sixth-graders in elementary school has been gaining momentum for several years within the Los Angeles district and elsewhere. The idea is being driven by parents who fear the crowding, safety and academic problems associated with middle schools. In the last five years, L.A. Unified has added sixth grade to at least 14 schools that ran from kindergarten through fifth grade.

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