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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The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. Emmanuel Felton, NBC News, "'It's like a black and white thing': How some elite charter schools exclude minorities," 17 June 2018 Signed, the fourth of four sisters who in elementary school was often called every sister’s name but her own. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "What to do when your boss keeps mispronouncing your name," 2 June 2018 Angela DeDonato Ferullo, a co-president of the Closter Parent-Teacher Organization, has two daughters in the elementary school. Kathleen Lynn, New York Times, "Closter, N.J.: Strong Schools and a Revitalized Downtown," 30 May 2018 One of the facilities is for girls in middle and high school, the other is for girls in elementary school. Anneclaire Stapleton, CNN, "Dozens of girls still in care facility after allegations of sexual, physical abuse surface, DA says," 17 May 2018 Though college scholarships are a big part of the Say Yes model, academic and social supports starting in elementary school are just as important. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland.com, "What is Cleveland already doing to help kids learn? Say Yes to Education wants to know," 9 May 2018 Most of the people involved in the fundraiser are part of the Goodwin community and have known Serena during their time in elementary school as students. Kitty Leshay, Courant Community, "A Girl With Many Good Friends," 8 May 2018 The plaintiffs, ranging from children in elementary school to college students, say the state is violating their constitutional rights by failing to limit greenhouse gas emissions. CBS News, "Climate change lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaska residents heads to court," 2 May 2018 They are taught to read inches and half inches and centimeters and millimeters on a ruler in elementary school, but high schoolers are not taught about the eighths and sixteenths on a tape measure. Amanda Walker, AL.com, "To all the boys who don't feel smart on paper," 23 Apr. 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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