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high school

  1. a school attended after elementary school or junior high school and usually consisting of grades 9 or 10 through 12.
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Origin of high school

First recorded in 1815–25
Related formshigh-school, adjectivehigh schooler, noun
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Examples from the Web for highschool

Historical Examples of highschool

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

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    Winston Marks

British Dictionary definitions for highschool

high school

  1. British another term for grammar school
  2. US and 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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