"I am a middle school student."
By the way when does school bigin in your country?
School begins in Japan in April. Some people in government insist in they should change in October as same as the U.S. and Europe. But the cherry blossoms are full bloom in April. Our memories of admission and graduation ceremonies can not be separated from the views of many of these flowers. And I pray that they will not change.
Thank you! :D I like our landscape. And I got amused when I knew other countries landscape; at the beginning by seeing U.S. TV shows, because there children go to the beach on vacations and here we have cold on vacactions. Hahaha It didn't make sense.
"El día de todos los Santos". It is pretty special! It's when we remember beloved ones who haved passed away. It's also known as "El día de los muertos" and Mexico makes it a great party too.
In NZ school starts in January or February for primary, intermediate and high school and February for polytech. March for university. 2 semesters divided into 4 terms - primary, intermediate and high school all have two weeks holiday at the end of each term and at the end of the year school generally finishes often a few days or sometimes a week before Christmas and then school is off for usually 6 weeks over the summer. End of year differs for senior high school, polytech and University students depending on exams. High school exams for senior students are usually November to the first week of December. While exams for uni students is usually October to early November.
In India, School begins in June and ends in March/April, Academic Calendar (So we get vacations in Summer - It gets unbearably hot in most of India during summer). Financial calendar is from April to March (all account books are closed in March) And then we've got the Actual Calendar year (Jan to Dec) :D
In spain we begin school around mid September and we finish the day before summer solstice (which is a very important holiday in my region, Galicia. We jump bonfires on the longest night of the year, a tradition that comes from at least 2000 years ago from the celt-related preroman habitants of the region). This way we have long holidays during the summer, whose heat doesn't help studying.
I think it is 'junior high school'.
Japanese school system...
小学校（しょうがっこう）elementary school 6years
中学校（ちゅうがっこう）junior high school 3years
高校（こうこう）or 高等学校（こうとうがっこう）high school 3years
高校 and 高等学校 are the same.
We usually say "こうこう". In formal situations "こうとうがっこう" is used, resume etc.
High school is 高校 (こうこう).
Desu is kind of like the Japanese form of the English "to be" and all its conjugations (am/is/are/etc.). (That's not exactly true and in reality it's a lot more complicated than that, but that's a simple way to think about it for this usage.) In this example, it's combining with the implied 私は to form "I am ..." For another example, in the sentence それは ---です, it combines with それ subject to form "That is ---".