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 school (audio) \ noun

Examples of high school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Internships for high school and college students are another valuable tool. Barbara Bry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why does the pay gap still exist between men and women?," 3 May 2021 The second-round pick threw for 4,283 yards and a FBS-best 43 touchdowns in his final season at Florida and has a history going back to high school of patiently riding the bench while awaiting an opportunity to play. Fred Goodall, orlandosentinel.com, "Bucs use NFL draft to address wants, not needs," 3 May 2021 Two other high school-aged passengers were in the back seat and taken to a local hospital, McClain said. Arika Herron, USA TODAY, "2 Indiana students were on their way to prom when they were killed in a car crash," 3 May 2021 Two other high school-aged passengers in the back seat of the car were taken to St. Vincent Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Deputy Ryan McClain of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, "Excited for the future, off to prom: Joy filled final hours for students killed in crash," 2 May 2021 Kaiir Elam starred in high school in Florida and had a spectacular sophomore season in Gainesville. Matt Goul, cleveland, "NFL mock draft 2022: Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler, North Carolina’s Sam Howell, LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. are potential top picks," 2 May 2021 One is obvious: remote learning remains, either because not every high school has returned students to the classroom or families have opted to keep students home. BostonGlobe.com, "Spring high school sports are back, but participation numbers have taken a hit," 1 May 2021 Despite her age, at 16, Sydney had already graduated high school early. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "'Sydney was the realest friend you could've ever had': Slain teen's legacy continues," 1 May 2021 If a dream is a wish your heart makes, 19-year-old Chloe Ashbach’s dream upon graduating high school is to work at Disneyland in merchandise or as a character performer. Los Angeles Times, "Faces of a reopened Disneyland after COVID-19 closures: Ready to ‘feel normal’," 1 May 2021

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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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6 May 2021

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“High school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20school. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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