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high school

noun
1.
a school attended after elementary school or junior high school and usually consisting of grades 9 or 10 through 12.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
Related forms
high-school, adjective
high schooler, noun
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  • He started in high school as a dishwasher at a hotel and never looked back.
  • Travel scholarship opportunities for high school students are few and far between.
  • Pizza is remembered from high school because my sister, two years older than me, could count on me to give her half of mine.
  • All that from a self-taught laborer who had never been to high school, much less college.
  • Although they were extremely intelligent, neither of the brothers graduated from high school.
  • They are done at a caliber far beyond what you'd expect from the middle school and high school sciences.
  • Ask students to pretend that they are participating in a college or career fair at their school or another high school.
  • They are marginally more employable than someone with only a high school diploma, as this study has found.
  • There exists a lot of evidence that completing high school increases life-time earnings.
  • The economy will add millions of jobs for high school grads in the coming years.
British Dictionary definitions for high school

high school

noun
1.
(Brit) another term for grammar school
2.
(US & NZ) a secondary school from grade 7 to grade 12
3.
(Canadian) a secondary school, the grades covered depending on the province
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