high school

noun (1)

Definition of high school

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a school especially in the U.S. usually including grades 9–12 or 10–12

high school

noun (2)

Definition of high school (Entry 2 of 2)

: a system of advanced exercises in horsemanship

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Noun (1)

high schooler \ ˈhī-​ˈskü-​lər How to pronounce high schooler (audio) \ noun

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Just 38% of students who finished high school between 2006 and 2012 earned a college degree or certificate, according to the Upjohn Institute, a nonprofit research center that has studied the program. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "Does Free College Work? Kalamazoo Offers Some Answers," 28 June 2019 After completing high school Paul proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. courant.com, "Paul Lavallee," 25 June 2019 So is another nascent controversy over how to increase the number of students of color in New York City’s elite high schools. Kevin Baker, Harper's magazine, "What We Do in the Shadows," 24 June 2019 The District graduated thousands of seniors from more than 30 traditional public and charter high schools this month. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "‘I wasn’t just thinking about myself’: How D.C.’s Class of 2019 decided what’s next.," 23 June 2019 Arizona State and Oregon have both offered players that have yet to start high school. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "How Mel Tucker and the CU Buffs nailed the most productive recruiting June in the Pac-12," 23 June 2019 Romo graduated from high school without any scholarship offers from four-year schools. Dylan Hernandez, latimes.com, "It's a big victory for Andy Ruiz Jr. and Imperial Valley," 22 June 2019 Authorities say Townsel recruited his victims from local high schools and middle schools in the Modesto area, and trafficked them throughout Las Vegas, Utah, Arizona and other parts of California. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Modest man gets 16 years in East Bay human trafficking case," 21 June 2019 The family moved to Houston when Sean was starting high school, and his father bought him the toy that would change his life, a TRS-80 computer from Radio Shack. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Meet the A.I. Landlord That’s Building a Single-Family-Home Empire," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of high school

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for high school

Noun (2)

translation of French haute école

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The first known use of high school was in the 15th century

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Kids Definition of high school

: a school usually including the ninth to twelfth or tenth to twelfth grades

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