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 formshigh-school, adjectivehigh schooler, noun
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Historical Examples of highschool

  • Sounded like a chemical they might filch from the highschool laboratory.

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British Dictionary definitions for highschool

high school


British another term for grammar school
US and 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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