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What age are kids in each grade in the USA School system?

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Answer #1 | 03/11 2016 20:54
Well I can tell you how old I was in each grade because it made it very easy to remember. In 1999 I was in preschool, I was 4 turning 5 In 2000 I was in kindergarten, I was 5 turning 6 In 2001 I was in first grade, I was 6 turning 7 In 2002 I was in second grade, I was 7 turning 8 In 2003 I was in third grade, I was 8 turning 9 In 2004 I was in fourth grade, I was 9 turning 10 In 2005 I was in fifth grade, I was 10 turning 11 In 2006 I was in sixth grade, I was 11 turning 12 In 2007 I was in seventh grade, I was 12 turning 13 In 2008 I was in eighth grade, I was 13 turning 14 In 2009 I was in ninth grade, I was 14 turning 15 In 2010 I was in tenth grade, I was 15 turning 16 In 2011 I was in eleventh grade, I was 16 turning 17 In 2012 I was in twelfth grade, I was 17 turning 18 College depends on if they went right away or took many years off. Some do not go to college until well after 30.
Answer #2 | 03/11 2016 22:55
Well, there is no national school system in the USA. Schools are managed by the state governments, so things can be a bit different in different states and even in different school districts within states. But, for the most part, this is how it goes: Elementary School: Pre-K: 4-5 years old (but it's totally optional and not all schools have it) Kindergarten: 5-6 years old 1st grade: 6-7 years old 2nd grade: 7-8 years old 3rd grade: 8-9 years old 4th grade: 9-10 years old 5th grade: 10-11 years old Middle School (sometimes also called Junior High School): 6th grade: 11-12 years old 7th grade: 12-13 years old 8th grade: 13-14 years old High School: 9th grade (Freshman Year): 14-15 years old 10th grade (Sophomore Year): 15-16 years old 11th grade (Junior Year): 16-17 years old 12th grade (Senior Year): 17-18 years old That is definitely the most common way that grades are grouped, but again, there can be some slight variation. In some places, for example, they keep 6th grade in elementary school and put only grades 7 and 8 in middle school. There is also a school district near where I live that puts only grades K-4 in elementary, then has a separate "intermediate" school for grades 5 and 6, and then has middle and high school for grades 7-8 and 9-12. And the school year lasts from the end of August/beginning of September until the end of May/beginning of June (and then we have a long summer break between school years since we don't get that much time off throughout the year). And in most states/school districts, the cut off date (the day in which a child has to be 5 years old by to start kindergarten) is August 31, which of course is right around the beginning of the school year. So normally, any child who was 5 on or before August 31 this year, or in other words, has turned or will turn 6 years old between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, would have started kindergarten this school year (the 2016-2017 school year). But cut off dates can vary in different places too. I've heard of places where it's as early as May 31 and others where it's as late as December 31, so in that case, some students will be a bit older/younger than average in each grade.
Answer #3 | 03/11 2016 13:54
Well I can tell you how old I was in each grade because it made it very easy to remember. In 1999 I was in preschool, I was 4 turning 5 In 2000 I was in kindergarten, I was 5 turning 6 In 2001 I was in first grade, I was 6 turning 7 In 2002 I was in second grade, I was 7 turning 8 In 2003 I was in third grade, I was 8 turning 9 In 2004 I was in fourth grade, I was 9 turning 10 In 2005 I was in fifth grade, I was 10 turning 11 In 2006 I was in sixth grade, I was 11 turning 12 In 2007 I was in seventh grade, I was 12 turning 13 In 2008 I was in eighth grade, I was 13 turning 14 In 2009 I was in ninth grade, I was 14 turning 15 In 2010 I was in tenth grade, I was 15 turning 16 In 2011 I was in eleventh grade, I was 16 turning 17 In 2012 I was in twelfth grade, I was 17 turning 18 College depends on if they went right away or took many years off. Some do not go to college until well after 30.
Answer #4 | 03/11 2016 15:55
Well, there is no national school system in the USA. Schools are managed by the state governments, so things can be a bit different in different states and even in different school districts within states. But, for the most part, this is how it goes: Elementary School: Pre-K: 4-5 years old (but it's totally optional and not all schools have it) Kindergarten: 5-6 years old 1st grade: 6-7 years old 2nd grade: 7-8 years old 3rd grade: 8-9 years old 4th grade: 9-10 years old 5th grade: 10-11 years old Middle School (sometimes also called Junior High School): 6th grade: 11-12 years old 7th grade: 12-13 years old 8th grade: 13-14 years old High School: 9th grade (Freshman Year): 14-15 years old 10th grade (Sophomore Year): 15-16 years old 11th grade (Junior Year): 16-17 years old 12th grade (Senior Year): 17-18 years old That is definitely the most common way that grades are grouped, but again, there can be some slight variation. In some places, for example, they keep 6th grade in elementary school and put only grades 7 and 8 in middle school. There is also a school district near where I live that puts only grades K-4 in elementary, then has a separate "intermediate" school for grades 5 and 6, and then has middle and high school for grades 7-8 and 9-12. And the school year lasts from the end of August/beginning of September until the end of May/beginning of June (and then we have a long summer break between school years since we don't get that much time off throughout the year). And in most states/school districts, the cut off date (the day in which a child has to be 5 years old by to start kindergarten) is August 31, which of course is right around the beginning of the school year. So normally, any child who was 5 on or before August 31 this year, or in other words, has turned or will turn 6 years old between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, would have started kindergarten this school year (the 2016-2017 school year). But cut off dates can vary in different places too. I've heard of places where it's as early as May 31 and others where it's as late as December 31, so in that case, some students will be a bit older/younger than average in each grade.
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