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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While Harlow and Hicks are primarily at the middle school and serve grades six through nine, Hicks has taken Harlow to visit the special education class at the high school and also plans to go to the elementary school at times. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al, "A second chance: Headland police welcome shelter dog turned K-9 officer," 5 Sep. 2019 The new tuition-free public charter school operates out of six rooms — five classrooms and one office — on the Oak View preschool and elementary school campuses off Oak Lane. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Huntington Beach charter school welcomes students to its inaugural year," 5 Sep. 2019 New initiatives include a program to bring bilingual volunteers into elementary schools to help teach world language lessons. Washington Post, "Schools open in Maryland, with Montgomery County expecting record enrollment," 4 Sep. 2019 Elementary civics education requirement: Under House Bill 2265, public elementary schools must include at least one semester of civics education in their sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grade curriculums. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, "As students return for a new school year, new education-related laws hit the books," 3 Sep. 2019 Deputies are assigned to patrol the areas of middle and elementary schools. Catalina Righter, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "With school security evaluations complete, Carroll Sheriff’s Office reports 'more than adequate coverage’," 3 Sep. 2019 Silver Spring Intermediate School was designed to alleviate overcrowding at the district's elementary schools and middle school. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "More than 1,200 attend dedication for new Silver Spring Intermediate School," 30 Aug. 2019 More than 100 positions were eliminated from the budget for this year, which resulted in larger class sizes, particularly in elementary schools, and fewer class options in secondary schools. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "Harford schools superintendent Bulson reflects on first year, looks to the future as 2019-2020 kicks off," 28 Aug. 2019 The elementary schools nearest to Mission Bay are Bessie Carmichael in the South of Market and Daniel Webster on Potrero Hill. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "Mission Bay has much to offer as Chase Center opens. But where’s the school?," 25 Aug. 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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