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grade school

an elementary school that has its pupils grouped or classified into grades.
Also, graded school.
Origin of grade school
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • What could better recall to my mind the night of my graduation from the grade school?

    The 1926 Tatler Various
  • The recollection makes me want to be in grade school once more.

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

  • This was too much of an error for even a grade school student.

    The Minus Woman Russell Robert Winterbotham
  • Since grade school days the two girls had been inseparable friends.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
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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