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

Two sisters from an elementary school of just six pupils on the small island of Nuwa in Ehime prefecture were among the dead. NBC News, "81 people killed in torrential rains, landslides in western Japan," 8 July 2018 Katie Kausch said she was harassed online as an intern at MTV after writing a story about people who don't believe the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 26 at an elementary school really happened. Tamara Lush, Fox News, "Handling online threats to journalists presents difficulties," 3 July 2018 Katie Kausch said she was harassed online as an intern at MTV after writing a story about people who don’t believe the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 26 at an elementary school really happened. Tamara Lush, The Seattle Times, "Handling online threats to journalists presents difficulties," 3 July 2018 The unstable ground makes earthquakes more dangerous; during the destructive temblor on 19 September 2017, an elementary school collapsed in Tlalpan. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "Can this environmental engineer—now elected mayor—fix Mexico City?," 2 July 2018 Wochit A Pinal County man was arrested Monday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine near an elementary school in Arizona City, officials said. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Man suspected of selling meth near elementary school," 27 June 2018 Japanese lessons also will begin at Logger’s Run and West Boca; an elementary school in that track hasn’t been selected yet. Lois K. Solomon, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Schools ready to offer more foreign language classes," 26 June 2018 An elementary school in Richmond, Virginia that was named after a slave-holding Confederate general will now be named after the first black president of the United States. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "Richmond, VA J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Be Renamed After Barack Obama," 19 June 2018 For his son, there is an elementary school down the street with a new running track and turf field, but retail options are still very limited. Dominique Fong, WSJ, "China’s Ghost Towns Haunt Its Economy," 15 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'elementary school.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of elementary school

1818, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about elementary school

Share elementary school

Statistics for elementary school

Last Updated

9 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for elementary school

The first known use of elementary school was in 1818

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for elementary school

elementary school

noun

English Language Learners Definition of elementary school

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

More from Merriam-Webster on elementary school

Nglish: Translation of elementary school for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about elementary school

Comments on elementary school

What made you want to look up elementary school? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!