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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
First recorded in 1815-25
Related forms
high-school, adjective
high schooler, noun Unabridged
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  • I've passed all my high school examinations and I've a scholarship too.

  • She was Linda Strong in the high school and for an hour or two at her studies.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • She had been mingling with hundreds of boys and girls in high school.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I asked him what dance, and he said the one the high school boys were getting up.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • He came over to high school in our town, walking his six miles twice a day.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
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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