Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Ted Cooper

Second Committee Member

Donald G. Goetschius

Third Committee Member

Sam Rust, Jr.


This study was made in order to gain data pertinent to assess the need for change from junior high school to middle school. The study did indicate that a majority of middle school administrators believe that educational philosophy was more influential than was economic expediency in the creation of the middle school. It was evident that the majority of middle school administrators believe that the students served by the middle school are more tranquil, better disciplined, and taught better, because of the middle school structure.

Due to responses received, it is recommended that further study of achievement levels be made.