junior high school


Definition of junior high school 

: a school usually including grades seven to nine

called also junior high

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Edwards walked a half mile from his house to junior high school and proximity-wise should have attended Seaside High School. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "For ASU's Herm Edwards, sports bubble helped to overcome racism growing up," 12 July 2018 An evacuation site was set up at a Navajo casino resort, after being moved from a junior high school because of smoke. Amir Vera, CNN, "Arizona governor declares state of emergency in response to Tinder Fire," 30 Apr. 2018 Yuki is a 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-hander from Tondabayashi City in Osaka Prefecture who recently graduated from junior high school. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Royals sign pitcher believed to be youngest player yet from Japan," 8 July 2018 The Muslim Community Center is looking to create the first private Muslim high school in the area and the first high school in Morton Grove by expanding its current junior high school to admit secondary education students, officials said. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Muslim Community Center looks to launch high school in Morton Grove," 11 June 2018 Police in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale reported there were full-time officers assigned to some middle or junior high schools in their cities. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "How many police officers already are on Phoenix-area school campuses?," 18 Apr. 2018 The team of soon-to-be seventh-graders who attend either Kennedy or Madison junior high schools was chosen from 20 national finalist teams, which were selected from 4,345 teams that entered the 2018 competition. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville girls have the poop on best pond-friendly lawn fertilizer," 3 July 2018 My improvised style of play that people say revolutionized the sport began in junior high school. Marc Myers, WSJ, "How Former NBA Star Elgin Baylor Invented His Hanging Jump Shot," 26 June 2018 Still, 12 students walked out at Oswego High School, one of two district high schools, and three junior high schools had students who left the building, district officials said in a statement. Sarah Freishtat, Aurora Beacon-News, "West Aurora students hold walkout to protest gun violence: 'We have a voice, and we're taking action'," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of junior high school

1907, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of junior high school

: a school usually including the seventh, eighth, and sometimes ninth grades

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Kids Definition of junior high school

: a school usually including seventh, eighth, and ninth grades

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