Elementary school educates children for the first 6 or 7 years of his school careers. Most of the elementary schools start with pre-kindergarten or kindergarten and ends with fifth or sixth grade. This varies by school and locality.
I've written several articles about children and parenting. Three of those articles were about spanking and the alternatives to spanking. The number one response I received from pro-spanking parents was that children today are worse than ever before.