elementary school

noun

Definition of elementary school 

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

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Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park do not provide them in any elementary schools. Scott Travis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Most applying to be Broward armed guardians fail to meet qualifications," 13 July 2018 Emmett’s mother, who taught special education in Chicago elementary schools, never stopped fighting for justice for her son. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "Emmett Till’s mother opened his casket and sparked the civil rights movement," 12 July 2018 The committee also recommended establishing or expanding community policing and outreach programs such as DARE and Watch D.O.G.S. in elementary schools. Shelby Webb, Houston Chronicle, "Clear Creek ISD security panel opts against metal detectors, armed teachers," 12 July 2018 Trump also praised Kavanaugh’s dedication to tutoring children in local elementary schools and coaching his daughters on their basketball team. Brian Bennett, Time, "How President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Change the U.S.," 10 July 2018 In addition to performing those dangerous missions, Gabe visited wounded troops in Army hospitals and school children in elementary schools. Grant Suneson And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "The 25 most heroic dogs in America," 5 July 2018 Since 2008, enrollment in catholic elementary schools in the United States has decreased by 19.4 percent, according to the National Catholic Education Association. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "St. James Gym To Be Named For Rev. John O'Neill," 27 June 2018 The board's blessing gives the district the green light to start advertising to hire about 80 armed guards to be placed mostly in elementary schools. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "With little time and cash, Broward to hire armed guards instead of police at schools," 27 June 2018 Following the article, the book Koko's Kitten was published and continues to be used in elementary schools worldwide. Author: Lindsey Bever, Anchorage Daily News, "Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to use sign language, has died," 21 June 2018

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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elementary school

noun

English Language Learners Definition of elementary school

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

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