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high school

a school attended after elementary school or junior high school and usually consisting of grades 9 or 10 through 12.
Origin of high school
Related forms
high-school, adjective
high schooler, noun Unabridged
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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

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