common school

noun
a public school usually including both primary and secondary grades but sometimes primary grades alone.

Origin:
1650–60, Americanism

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Let him who believes in the decline of the military spirit observe the boys of a common school during the recess or the noon hour.
They must first have the common school to teach them to read, write, and cipher.
The intermediate school district shall post the common school calendar on its website.
All common school districts shall adopt written procedures for the release of official student transcripts.
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