Definition of high school in English:

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high school



1North American A secondary school.
Example sentences
  • Aaron and Samantha were only a few days apart and were in the same grade in high school.
  • The gap is especially pronounced for kids who attend large high schools in urban areas with lots of students from low-income families.
  • They both lived in Bakersfield, California, but they attended different high schools.
2(In the UK except Scotland) used chiefly in names of grammar schools or independent fee-paying secondary schools, or for the lower years of a secondary school: Wycombe High School
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  • Several independent high schools have already complained that pupils' scores were reduced by markers in a bid to avoid claims that exams are becoming easier.
  • Results of the tests determine whether they go to a grammar or a high school in September.
  • The 30-year contract involves the provision of 10 new primary schools, two special schools and two high schools.


high schooler

Example sentences
  • This beautifully written and illustrated book would serve as an excellent guide and resource for high schoolers.
  • This was a place much frequented by high schoolers and college students.
  • From these 20 high schoolers, four students were chosen to attend the International Chemistry Olympiad.
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