elementary school


Definition of elementary school

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

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Two Orange County elementary schools -- Ivey Lane and Lake Weston -- were among those that shed their F grades, jumping to a C and B, respectively, in 2019. Leslie Postal, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida school grades released: 'A' grades increase, number of ’F’ schools declines in 2018-19 ratings," 10 July 2019 Girls Who Code trains girls of various ages, from elementary school to high school, in the U.S. and Canada. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "P&G CIO Says He Wants to Hire More Women Coders," 10 July 2019 Protesters stood along Route 7 Monday, across from the elementary school, for about 90 minutes. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Community members protest against Abingdon Business Park warehouse development," 9 July 2019 Committee Chair Dannee Polomsky credited advocacy by residents concerned for the safety of pedestrians, especially children heading to the nearby Jefferson and Visitation elementary schools, for the review and the committee recommendation. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "Elmhurst committee recommends replacing yield signs with stop signs on Oneida Avenue," 9 July 2019 In perhaps half of all elementary schools, teachers are supposed to use a reading textbook that includes a variety of passages, discussion questions, and a teacher guide. Natalie Wexler, The Atlantic, "Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong," 9 July 2019 Holy Cross Episcopal School, a private elementary school in Montgomery, is closing after 20 years, school officials announced on its website. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Alabama private school closing after 20 years," 21 June 2019 Cotey’s colleague Anne Warchol recorded kindergarten students at all four elementary schools, compiled the best of the best, and shared it with both Eisenhower and West high schools. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Berlin kindergartners offer words of wisdom to high school graduates," 12 June 2019 In 2018, the school board voted to close Big Park Community School, an elementary school in the village of Oak Creek,a suburb just south of the town's main stretch. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Squeezed by declining enrollment, Arizona's rural schools are suffering," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of elementary school

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of elementary school was in 1818

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English Language Learners Definition of elementary school

: a school in the U.S. for young children

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