amm i don't know xD here in méxico School it's "escuela" xD we have to go to Kinder the little ones, then when the kids have 6 years go to Primaria (i think it's called elementary school?) , that are 6 years too, when they have 12 years they go to Secundaria 3 years (this one junior high school?), at 15 years we have to enter to Preparatoria 3 years too (high school i think xD), at 18 years we enter to University
, and the time of school there depends of what we want to study
I hope this helps you
about books, i think we don't have litterature xD or well not that i remember, we read books in junior high school but it's like free time and bring a book to read and read what you want, so if we wanted to read harry potter we can do it XDD... for spanish class it was more about see the spelling, and all that stuff to learn well our lenguaje, like accents, pronunciation, writing and like i said, it depends of the grade the kids are XD, this is most in the elementary school and junior high school.
For History we learn about the battles here in México, heroes of the fatherland, the revolutions, the independence of méxico, where were the battles, in what states...i what years, how long it lasted. And the same, depends in the grade we see History of other countries later, i think this is more in junior high school but i don't know well :/ sorry
Geography in elementary school usually is to learn all the states of méxico and the capitals, the forests, the rivers, all that stuff about our country
And we learn english only, it's essential to learn english since we are little to the university xD... because here, the most of the jobs have that requirement.... so it's necessary.
If we want to learn another lenguage we have to go to a language school just to learn that.
XD omg this was too much x_X i hope i am good XD