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grade school

an elementary school that has its pupils grouped or classified into grades.
Also, graded school.
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for grade school
  • That's a grade school argument riddled with historical inaccuracies.
  • On a playground in grade school, when you choose sides for a team sport, you pick the best athletes for your side.
  • Since you were unable to specify any faults with that section, other then implying its something from grade school.
  • Teach proper heath and eating habits in grade school.
  • If you can't tell the difference than you are not paying attention and/or didn't make it through grade school.
  • From the time he was in grade school, he longed to be on a stage, or near one.
  • All through college my professors tried to push me toward the good old reliable field of teaching music at the grade school level.
  • Since grade school many of them have been hitting the books, mastering skills, chasing down growth experiences.
  • Mousetrap cars are an old standby for science projects in grade school.
  • She started working while in grade school and earned enough for her first bicycle.
British Dictionary definitions for grade school

grade school

(US) another name for elementary school
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Encyclopedia Article for grade school

an elementary or secondary school in which the instructional program is divided into school years, known as grades or forms. At the end of each academic year, pupils move from one grade to the next higher in a group, with only an occasional outstanding achiever allowed to "skip" a grade, or advance beyond his fellows to a still higher grade. The practice of grading began in Germany as early as the 16th century and thence spread worldwide.

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