The (German Grundschule) and the (elementary school) in the states are the same. In many cases, in the United States, the elementary school includes the Kindergarten.
The American school system is in many ways different from the German.
At the year of two you start your school carreer: You go to a \"Nursery School\" (Kleinkindergarten ). Then ,at the age of four, you goes to the kindergarden. and at the age of six you start with the \"Elementary School\" (Grundschule). After you stayed there six years, you go to a High School (Oberschule). The first three years you are in Junior High School, and the second three years is the\"Senior High School\". Some of the levels have names: for example the ninth level is called \"Freshman\", the tenth \"Sophomore\", the eleventh \"Junior\" and the 12th level \"Senior\". In America and Germany the pupils don't have to wear school uniform.
In germany are a few school forms, the Gesamtschule the Hauptschule, the Gymnasium and the Realschule.
Many people in other countries think that High Schools have a low niveau, but that\'s mostly not right. There are really niveauless High Schools, but also High Schools that teach on a very high level.
on the High schools in the united states, sport is also very important at. There is a high competition
between the single students to become member of a special sport team. There are often sport events between the single schools in one city.
In Germany and in the states parents send her children to a private school. In germany there population are around 8% and in the USA there are more than 15% students in private schools. The violence on the normal schools is an explaining for the Trend to send the children to this schools. in the states is "homeschooling", were parents teach their children in that way they´re thinking it`s the best way.
In germany and also in the states the normal way to go on, after finishing the school way, is to make a job.
So i`m not in the right position to form an objective opinon about the american school system, because i dont know so much about this school system in detail. But i think our form in germany is OK, but otherwise the PISA study has an other opinion. i think the high schools in the USA are harder that the German schools and the students there aren't so lazy.