What does a Middle School Teacher do?

Middle School teachers educate students typically in 6th through 8th grade and help them build on fundamentals taught in elementary school to prepare them for high school. They create lesson plans to teach students appropriate subjects and assess and evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. They teach lessons to an entire class or, when applicable, to small groups and grade assignments and exams. They communicate with parents or guardians about students’progress and work individually to help overcome their specific learning or social challenges.

Middle school teachers prepare students for standardized tests as required by their state and develop and enforce classroom rules. They are responsible for specific subjects and may also work with special education teachers to adapt lessons, and they may co-teach with special education teachers. Middle School teachers must be comfortable using and learning new technology and need a bachelor's degree and State Certified state-issued certification or a license.

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Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Middle School Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹28,119 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹9T
Median: ₹28T
₹65T
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Colorado Springs School District 11Colorado Springs School District 11
Middle School Language Arts Teacher
25 Sep 2019

“State aerage pay is 50th nationally; district is lowest paying of comparablly sized district.”

College Achieve Public SchoolsCollege Achieve Public Schools
Middle School Teacher
14 Apr 2020

“Good pay and the professional development on Fridays is helpful.”

apetitoapetito
Middle Manager
28 Jun 2021

“A few good people but not many”

Gwinnett County School District
Middle School Teacher
6 Dec 2021

“Paid holidays and Summer Vacation.”

CorsairCorsair
Middle Manager
1 Jun 2021

“Good work / life balance”

Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)
Middle School Teacher
6 Jan 2020

“Benefits are top notch”

National GeographicNational Geographic
Middle Manager
12 Apr 2021

“life balance can be challenging.”

East St. Louis Public SchoolsEast St. Louis Public Schools
Middle School Teacher
25 Jun 2019

“Great salary schedule for educators.”

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