junior high school


Definition of junior high school

: a school usually including grades seven to nine

called also junior high

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In 1964, the school board voted to desegregate its junior high schools. Melanie Mason, latimes.com, "School busing in Berkeley during Kamala Harris’ childhood was both voluntary and volatile," 30 June 2019 The Ocean Quest team was made up mostly of junior high school students from the Valley Christian Schools, aged between 14 and 16 years old. Stav Dimitropoulos, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Machines That Could Unlock the Ocean's Deepest Secrets," 11 June 2019 The situation is reminiscent of a group project in junior high school. Quanta Magazine, "Game Theory Calls Cooperation Into Question," 12 Feb. 2015 Jay's father was a junior high school history teacher, his mother a nurse. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017 The plot is as old as junior high school: Two schoolboy friends, Norimichi (Masaki Suda) and Yusuke (Mamoru Miyano), have a crush on the same girl, Nazuna (Suzu Hirose). Shunji Iwai, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Fireworks,’ Second Chances, but No Magic," 3 July 2018 Blocking prayer in school: In 1992, George H.W. Bush sought to galvanize the religious right by seizing on a case involving a clergyman who delivered an invocation and benediction at a public junior high school graduation ceremony in Rhode Island. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Five times Anthony Kennedy was the fifth vote shows the significance of his retirement," 28 June 2018 La Porte resident Sarah Polley was in junior high school when the Columbine High School massacre occurred in 1999. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Parents on edge in Pasadena, La Porte school districts," 24 May 2018 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

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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

US : 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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