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elementary school

noun
1.
the lowest school giving formal instruction, teaching the rudiments of learning, and extending usually from six to eight years.
Also called primary school.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Dinosaurs regularly popped up during my early elementary school education.
  • Even my elementary school made real mashed potatoes.
  • They only know the date from elementary school history lessons.
  • In elementary school, they copy their reports directly from encyclopedias and other sources.
  • Direct instruction in reading stops in late elementary school.
  • When you were in elementary school you probably scored well on standardized reading tests.
  • In fact, they had not yet finished elementary school.
  • After leaving elementary school, he set out to seek his fortune.
  • elementary school students have performed well in some local tests, but their scores in national exams have hardly budged.
  • As the news reported that they will try this in elementary school kids and not colleges.
British Dictionary definitions for elementary school

elementary school

noun
1.
(Brit) a former name for primary school
2.
(US & Canadian) Also called (in the US) grade school, grammar school. a state school in which instruction is given for the first six to eight years of a child's education
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