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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 of high school
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
Related forms
high-school, adjective
high schooler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for highschool

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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