Studies out of Harvard University and Columbia University show that students who remain in a K-8 environment produce higher test scores and have more opportunities for leadership and growth. The Harvard University study focused on high school performance in relation to preparation within different middle school models. The Columbia University study, cited in this Wall Street Journal article, strongly endorses the K-8 model.
Harvard: Do Middle Schools Make Sense? CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE
WSJ: Middle Schools Fail Kids, Study Says CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE