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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Taylor, a second-round draft pick out of high school in 2012, played in 92 games for San Antonio, batting .269 with 14 homers and 59 RBI. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tyrone Taylor thought he'd be working for FedEx. Instead, he's in majors for 1st time with Brewers," 7 Sep. 2019 McMillan was a three-star dual-threat quarterback out of high school before signing with LSU in 2015. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Tiger Buzz: Auburn vs. Tulane TV info, key matchups and players to watch," 7 Sep. 2019 After graduating high school in Ohio, Kurtz traveled Europe, studied and worked in Paris briefly before returning to the U.S., settling in California to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Mourns Colleagues Lost in California Boat Fire," 6 Sep. 2019 In fact, the number of high school kids who vape almost doubled in one year, from 11.7% in 2017 to 20.8 % in 2018, which is concurrent with the rise in popularity of the Juul brand, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Juuling? Everything to Know About the Popular Vaping Trend," 4 Sep. 2019 Some 950 teens were attending Muir High School in Pasadena, as the local high school had yet to be built. Carol Cormaci, La Cañada Valley Sun, "La Cañada History: Cots set up at Oak Grove for weary firefighters in September 1979," 2 Sep. 2019 AP Photo/Kin Cheung Today’s back-to-school day will be one to remember for students all across Hong Kong, as thousands of youngsters in high school and universities boycotted class in support of the ongoing protests. Isabella Steger, Quartz, "Photos: Hong Kong’s students went on strike in support of protests," 2 Sep. 2019 Her father, drafted into the Navy out of high school, was not diagnosed for two years. Anchorage Daily News, "How Veterans Affairs failed to stop a pathologist who misdiagnosed 3,000 cases," 30 Aug. 2019 The Kid With the Motorcycle After spending his childhood in Belgium (where his mother worked for the European Union), Levandowski moved to the US at 14 to live with his father and attend high school in Marin County, north of San Francisco. Wired, "How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry," 29 Aug. 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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