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common school

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  1. a public school usually including both primary and secondary grades but sometimes primary grades alone.
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Origin of common school

An Americanism dating back to 1650–60
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Historical Examples of common school

  • Some are college-bred men, but many more have only a common-school education.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • Two sections of land are set aside for the common-school fund.

    The Seat of Empire

    Charles Carleton Coffin

  • Each State, as I have said before, has its own common-school system.

    The Spirit of America

    Henry Van Dyke

  • After receiving a common-school education, he studied law for some time, but had to abandon his studies on account of ill health.

  • But are you ready to maintain that there is no element of excess infused into our common-school system?