junior high school


Definition of junior high school

: a school usually including grades seven to nine

called also junior high

Examples of junior high school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family of a 12-year-old junior high school student in Sloan, Iowa, is grieving after a tragic accident last week. Dan Heching, PEOPLE.com, 27 Sep. 2021 Tokyo Revengers tells the story of Takemichi, who travels back in time to his junior high school days to find out the truth about the death of his ex-girlfriend Hinata. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 8 Sep. 2021 The middle school would replace the nearly 60-year-old junior high school and be built near its site on Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 17 Aug. 2021 Raleigh High School Band Director Paul Harrison paid tribute to Robinson, who was part of the junior high school's Lion Pride Band. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 15 Aug. 2021 When the junior high school players ascend to high school, Hammond’s preference is to keep the freshmen together, so Johnson quarterbacked the Clovis freshman team in 2018. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Aug. 2021 In 1991, streets were tidied to prepare for a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, who came to learn about a homeownership program and meet students from Fletcher-Johnson junior high school who had written essays about being youth ambassadors. Washington Post, 22 July 2021 About a half-hour later, Poole Franklin spotted 14-year-old Miranda crossing the street and walking toward a junior high school in Clive, a suburb of Des Moines. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 The documentary features five chess team members from an inner-city junior high school, which has won the most national championships. John Benson, cleveland, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of junior high school

1907, in the meaning defined above

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12 Oct 2021

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“Junior high school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20high%20school. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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