grade school


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grade-schooler \ˈgrād-ˌskü-lər \ noun

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Its grade school students currently go on to attend a number of public, parochial and private schools in the Greater Cincinnati area. Jeanne Houck,, "Cincinnati Waldorf School to open temporary high school in Madisonville," 22 June 2018 The State Board of Education tentatively adopted a controversial new method for how Indiana will grade schools in coming years. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "State board members question transparency in move to change to school A-F grades," 10 Jan. 2018 Makelle, a grade school reading specialist, and her husband Jared, from Santaquin, Utah, went to the doctor for a routine sonogram. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "Coolest Baby Ever Flashes Rock 'n' Roll Sign During Sonogram," 2 Mar. 2017 Strong winds have torn the roof off a Kansas grade school cafeteria and deposited its remains in an adjacent parking lot. Fox News, "No one hurt when strong winds blow roof off Kansas school," 5 Apr. 2018 As early as grade school, Hrnjak had shown a talent for painting and three-dimensional art that landed him in the pages of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune several times. Pam Kragen,, "Escondido's influential tiki man 'Bosko' is subject of new film," 8 July 2018 The friendship between Tua and McKenzie goes back to grade school when both were on the same Pop Warner team. Mike Bianchi,, "UCF's McKenzie Milton, Bama's Tua Tagovailoa are Polynesian pals we could all learn from," 5 July 2018 An intoxicated bus driver carrying a loaded pistol while driving children to a Brookfield grade school was convicted by a jury on June 27 in Waukesha County Circuit Court. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Brookfield bus driver was high, nearly crashed into ditch while transporting elementary students, jury finds," 29 June 2018 Mulch outside the boathouse — which is owned by Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, a pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school — caught fire around 7:50 a.m. at 1 Gerrys Landing Road, said Cambridge Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney. Elise Takahama,, "Firefighters extinguish mulch fire outside Cambridge school’s boathouse," 8 May 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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: a school including the first six or the first eight grades

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