Public School Classification

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Public schools are official educational institutions encompassing the range from kindergarten age to high school and funded by public money to provide mandatory education for schoolchildren as part of the free school system. The school budget is comprised of state, local and federal funding and may sometimes include private funds, such as the donations given to a charter school. Public schools include all levels of primary and secondary education and are managed on a level of a school district or a school division. School districts are usually parallel to city and county geographical districts, but sometimes overarch the jurisdiction of more local communities or serve larger regions combined in school systems. Although most public schools have lower teacher-student ratio than private schools, there is a developing trend of decrease in the number of students who have enrolled into elementary, middle and high schools, while the number of staff stagnates. As a general rule, public education has affordable tuition. This does not always mean that the quality of the classes is affected. Due to the effort of Parent-Teacher Associations,…show more content…
refers to the covered grades, and sometimes, to the applied teaching method. Elementary or primary schools accept children from kindergarten age to grades five or six, depending on the state or the school district system. Sometimes, only grades two are three are included into primary schools, while higher grades, such as fifth and sixth are included into elementary schools. Middle schools, junior high or intermediate public schools run classes for children enrolled into six, seventh, eighth or ninth grade. High schools take care for the education of older students - from grade nine to grade twelve. K-12 public schools offer comprehensive education from grade K-1 to grade K-12 equivalent to the usual grade classification, and shared by other countries on international

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