(a) The different types of public schools are classified and defined as follows:
(1) An "elementary school" is a school that includes all or part of the first through eighth grade and that may have a kindergarten or other early childhood program.
(2) A "high school" is a school that includes all or part of grades nine through 12 and that offers at least the minimum high school course of study prescribed by the State Board of Education.
(3) Repealed by Session Laws 2001-97, s. 2.
(4) A "junior high school" is a school that includes all or part of grades seven through nine.
(4a) A "middle school" is a school that includes all or part of grades six through nine.
(5) A "senior high school" is a school that includes the tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades.
(6) A "union school" is a school that includes elementary, middle, and high school grades.
(b) The school classifications in subsection (a) of this section are recommendations only and do not prohibit local boards of education from classifying schools in other ways. (1955, c. 1372, art. 1, s. 6; 1959, c. 915, s. 1; 1963, c. 448, s. 24; 1969, c. 1213, s. 2; 1981, c. 423, s. 1; 2001-97, s. 2.)
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