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noun
the lowest school giving formal instruction, teaching the rudiments of learning, and extending usually from six to eight years.
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Also called primary school.

Origin of elementary school

First recorded in 1835–45
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elementary school

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