Grades (Education) Law and Legal Definition

Year group assigned in public education system in the U.S. is called grades. It begins with preschool. It is followed by kindergarten and culminates in twelfth grade. Generally, in the U.S. educational system consists of 12 grades of study over 12 calendar years of primary and secondary education before graduating and becoming eligible for college admission. After pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, there are five years in primary school. It is known as elementary school. After completing five grades, the student will enter junior high or middle school and then high school to get the high school diploma after passing the twelfth grade.