elementary school


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 Nathan Natale is a Lakota parent with two children in elementary school. The Enquirer, "Lakota Local School District unveils plan for fall classes," 1 July 2020 The family had just moved and had to wake up earlier to make the half-hour drive across town to Jaslynn’s elementary school, which is in their old neighborhood. Lillian Mongeau, USA TODAY, "High-quality daycare is too expensive. Government subsidies are making it worse.," 28 June 2020 Sam Johnson, Prosper ISD’s 12th elementary school, will serve children in kindergarten through fifth grade who live in the northern part of the district, which includes Mustang Lakes. Mustang Lakes, Dallas News, "Celina community to open new elementary school in August," 28 June 2020 In a 2010 study, researchers at Northwestern University and other institutions had elementary school students read a book about a teacher’s efforts to promote racial equality. Washington Post, "What white parents get wrong about raising antiracist kids — and how to get it right," 25 June 2020 In recent years, nooses have been found hanging outside the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, on college campuses and on a fence at an Oakland, California, elementary school. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Why the noose is such a potent symbol of hate," 23 June 2020 The crime: Five elementary school children walking to school on Sept. 23, 1999, made a horrific discovery. Amber Hunt, Cincinnati.com, "Backstory: 21 years after schoolchildren make grisly discovery, mother's slaying still unsolved," 23 June 2020 Two of my earliest memories of racial discrimination were in my younger elementary school days; one in the classroom, another was during baseball season as a kid. oregonlive, "Oregon State guard Gianni Hunt: ‘You should know and understand what it means to say and support Black Lives Matter’," 22 June 2020 The day after unrest in Birmingham and Mobile, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed spoke in a black neighborhood outside an elementary school named for E.D. Nixon, key organizer of the Montgomery Bus Boycott 65 years ago. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al, "Protests, monuments, rubber bullets, arrests: The week that reshaped Alabama," 13 June 2020

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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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4 Jul 2020

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“Elementary school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elementary%20school. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of elementary school

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

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