elementary school

noun

Definition of elementary school

: a school including usually the first four to the first eight grades and often a kindergarten

Examples of elementary school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last month, an elementary school in Georgia redesigned their school’s logo for a second time after parents pointed out its resemblance to a swastika. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 4 Aug. 2022 For some former Gesu School pupils, being back in their old elementary school was exciting. Eve Sampson, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2022 As at my own neighborhood elementary school, such arrangements were quickly found to be unworkable. Natalie Wexler, Forbes, 18 July 2022 After her death, Floyd abducts Suzanne's son Michael Hughes from his elementary school and later murders him. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 14 July 2022 There were no chemistry classes at his elementary school in Texas. Brian Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2022 Her body was found on the Fort Ord Army base by Army investigators two days later about one mile away from her elementary school, near a shooting range. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, 7 July 2022 Now 43, Howell III is returning the favor to the game in teaching it to his elementary school-aged son, Chase. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 23 June 2022 His 25-foot-long homage to The Last Supper, peopled with cartoon characters, hung in the hallway of his elementary school. Chris Pomorski, The New Republic, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of elementary school

1818, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Elementary school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elementary%20school. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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