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grade school

or graded school

noun
1.
an elementary school that has its pupils grouped or classified into grades.
Origin of grade school
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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  • "It reminds me of a kid I knew quite well when I was in grade school," Ren said.

    Unthinkable Roger Phillips Graham
  • The recollection makes me want to be in grade school once more.

    The 1926 Tatler Various
  • What could better recall to my mind the night of my graduation from the grade school?

    The 1926 Tatler Various
  • I went to grade school with him and if he's got a mind I never noticed it.

  • When grade school was over Jensie had been sent away to a high class private boarding school for girls.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for grade school

grade school

noun
1.
(US) another name for elementary school
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