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

Examples of high school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The legend grew and remains today, with the area high school using the beast as its mascot. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The World's Largest Talking Cow, a giant ball of twine and more roadside attractions in Wisconsin," 2 July 2020 Miller said under Plan B, junior and high school students would have attended every other day and followed daily block schedules. The Enquirer, "Lakota Local School District unveils plan for fall classes," 1 July 2020 Growing up in Detroit, Parker worked as a paperboy in middle school, a drugstore clerk in high school and a mail carrier in college and graduate school. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Dave Parker made his career in the nation’s capital. His passion was the nation’s parks.," 1 July 2020 It's being played this week in Nashville, Tenn, where Gilbert Mesquite's Ty Thompson is among the top high school senior quarterbacks in the nation competing in the prestigious Elite 11 event. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Mesquite QB Ty Thompson taking part in the Elite 11 this week," 30 June 2020 And then her Port Orange, Florida, high school postponed its graduation ceremony because of the coronavirus. Suzanne Hirt (shirt@gatehousemedia.com), USA TODAY, "'A scary reality': Students react to colleges' reopening plans with mix of optimism, fear," 30 June 2020 Alabama pitcher Casey Cobb became the 10th player from an Alabama high school or college to sign with an MLB team since the First-Year Player Draft on June 10-11. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Boston Red Sox sign Alabama pitcher Casey Cobb," 30 June 2020 Amerrah quickly became involved in the high school’s Black Student Union after spending years hearing people use racist words and calling her ugly for being Black. oregonlive, "Tigard family advocates for change through Black Student Unions, suburban protest marches," 30 June 2020 The district has compiled additional resources tailored to each student group: elementary school, middle school, high school, special education and career and technical education center students. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Frisco ISD asking parents to commit students to in-person or online learning for 2020-21 school year," 29 June 2020

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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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4 Jul 2020

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“High school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20school. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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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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