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Old 08-20-2020, 07:00 AM
 
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I started school in 1968; the first grade was more or less all in one room - but I think we had a couple specialized things in other rooms like music, gym. Second grade in that school we went to the standard "home room plus other classrooms" layout.

Then I changed schools; the new school grades 1-4 were semi-self-contained; most everything was in one big room but music, art, and drama were in their own rooms; chapel in the chapel; and gym in the gym. In that school, fifth and up were the standard moving from room to room - and they didn't have "home room" per se.
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX, born + raised SF Bay
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I’m trying to remember any classroom switching before high school (9th grade) and I don’t think there was any. Occasionally a class would take us to the library or computer lab as necessary, but that wasn’t a regular thing.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:05 AM
 
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5th grade.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I went to school between Fall 1980 to Spring 1993. I started changing classrooms in 6th grade, Fall 1986. I went to a Middle School, which was 6-8 grades.

Damn, I feel old writing that. I turn **46** in 2 more months!
If you went to Middle School you're young.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:42 AM
 
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7th grade “junior high” as it was called back then. My sons (ages 54 and 47) began switching in 5th grade for reading as I recall.

My grandkids (14 and 12) have been moving around since 1st grade.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:56 AM
 
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Not until 9th grade (high school). In Junior High (7th & 8th) we stayed in one classroom, but the teachers switched out. That's only because it was a very tiny private school with just one room of seventh and one of eighth graders. The public school Junior High kids in my town switched rooms.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I'm old, so no middle school back then. Also no public kindergarten.

My school system had Grades 1-6 in elementary school, Grades 7-10 in junior high school, and grades 11-12 in senior high school (that was different that most high schools, even in the '60s, because there was only one high school in a city of 50,000 and they didn't want to build a second one, so they just had the last two grades in high school).

We started changing classrooms and teachers in the 7th grade.
This was the setup when I was in school in ‘50s and ‘60s, except our HS was grades 10-12. Junior High was grades 7-9. I changed classrooms beginning in the 7th grade. We had homerooms in Jr. High, but I don’t remember having them in Sr. High. Odd that I can’t remember.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Because of the population of students and the need to make space I had an odd configuration of grades/schools. K-we took a bus to the Jr. High. Elementary was 1-7, Jr. High was 8 & 9. High school was 10-12. The Jr. High and High School were connected via a hallway so shared the gym, auditorium and a few other rooms.

Specialty teachers in elementary school came to our classroom some years. Other years we went to them (again-depended on the population that year). We started switching for 3 subjects in grade 5-English, Math and Science. The rest was taught by our main teacher.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:48 PM
 
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We started switching in 6th grade. But on average for my 13 yrs in school (including kindergarten) there were only 120 kids in the entire school, grades K thru 12th. This was in the 40's and 50's. One year we had only 3 seniors in the class. The school closed in 65 and the kids are bused 12 miles to the next closest school.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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In my school system we were pretty progressive for the mid '60s. We started in first grade. We rotated half the day and we had "home room" half the day.

Rotation was Phys Ed, Art, Science and Social studies, and Music. 35 minutes minutes each IIRC. Smarter kids rotated all morning and had home room in the afternoon. The other half did home room in the morning and rotated in the afternoon.

In our school, the east half of the school was the rotation classes and the gym and music room. The west half of the school had the home room classrooms. Of the west half of the school was a south wing. That's where the principal was. It was best to avoid that hall back in those days when they paddled.
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