grade school


grade-schooler noun

Examples of grade school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two other relatives, the grade school daughters of a cousin, Erika Reyes, were also injured by gunshots, Lopez said. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 However the student just happens to be his former grade school music teacher. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Feb. 2024 Now, some have argued that the flag should be so plain and simple that a grade school child can draw it. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, 11 Jan. 2024 This law works on a level that is familiar to our everyday experience and can be measured by grade school students—think of apples falling from trees, balls rolling down ramps, and so on. Nola Taylor Tillman, Scientific American, 25 Oct. 2023 Ninety percent of grade school shooters were suicidal. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 Her parents, Chris and Carol, divorced when Carissa was in grade school. John Branch, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 In the interim, Lore lived in five different households, attended British grade school and high school, and went on to receive a degree from Bedford College at the University of London. Vivian Gornick, The New York Review of Books, 18 Jan. 2024 Almost before siblings Brian and Sean started grade school, their parents taught them how to sing four-part vocal harmonies on classics by the Beach Boys and Elvis Presley. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grade school was in 1869

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“Grade school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

grade school

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

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