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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.
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high-school, adjective
high schooler, noun Unabridged
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  • The high-school girls can do a moderate amount of giggling without breaking the spell.

  • So the cries ran on among the high-school scholars and their friends.

    The Rover Boys Under Canvas Arthur M. Winfield
  • Say, let us send one of the high-school boys into the box for you!

  • They amused her the whole way home with tales of high-school warfare.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Yet you claim to have the education of a high-school graduate?

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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