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My mom just retired as head of the math department at a public middle school with very high rankings and a lot of push parents.. She did the placement, micromanaging based on grades, test score, and requests/pain in the butt parents and a sprinkle of lazy kids in each. . Although there were 2-3 names of classes, the kids were grouped in more like 6 tiers with the regular, honors, and "not honors" as she used to say. Plus a class that was like "almost honors" and "almost not honors". The top and the bottom classes had slightly fewer students than the middles tiers.