junior high school


Definition of junior high school 

: a school usually including grades seven to nine

called also junior high

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The program is aimed for families with elementary and junior high school-aged children and is co-sponsored by the Beebe Elementary School SUCCESS group. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 8 Mar. 2018 Many primary and junior high schools have been closed temporarily. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Stray dogs are killing children in India. Scientists want to find out why.," 10 May 2018 Maricopa County has more than 100 high schools and more than 600 elementary, middle and junior high schools in traditional public school districts. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "How many police officers already are on Phoenix-area school campuses?," 18 Apr. 2018 Besides breakfast, there will be live music by the area's junior high school bands and choirs, cash and prize raffles and activities by the DuPage Children's Museum. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 8 Mar. 2018 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

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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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