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 \ noun

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Lewis, a 42-year-old high school teacher from Cincinnati, is attempting an FKT on the Appalachian Trail. Jonathan Olivier, Outside Online, "This Teacher May Set an FKT on the Appalachian Trail," 5 July 2018 Seniors from Putnam High School brought their high school careers to an end June 21 at commencement exercises at the Putnam Middle School auditorium. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Putnam Seniors Told To 'Put Yourselves Out There'," 3 July 2018 The liberal high school teacher ousted a 24-year-incumbent who served as House majority leader in 2016. NBC News, "Rhode Island Dems in uproar as party seeks to oust three progressive women," 3 July 2018 The Page High School graduate skipped two grades and took high school classes in middle school, finishing with a 4.5 GPA. Essence.com, "The Quick Read: Maxine Waters Calls For The Public To ‘Push Back’ On Trump Administration," 25 June 2018 His legacy across high school basketball in Kansas City — and beyond — is immense. Sam Mellinger And Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Bud Lathrop, Ray South coaching legend and ‘One of the richest men in Raytown,’ dies at 82," 12 July 2018 One standout achievement, Crabb said, was awarded to Grace Olson, a student who achieved a gold medal on the National Latin Exam for all four years of high school. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Students Taking Interest In Latin," 10 July 2018 This twisted little web is so white and so male, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh went to high school together. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Confirmed: The Supreme Court Is Just Another White Boys’ Club," 10 July 2018 The basic premise that paying an elite high school basketball player to attend a particular college is evidence of criminal conduct should not be accepted as a given or as an absolute truth. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Why Maryland Receiving FBI Subpoenas Should Worry Other College Programs, Basketball Players," 7 July 2018

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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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