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 Besides the elementary school, the new complex will also house a junior high school that opens next year, a community center, and a new district stadium that is currently under construction. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball ISD holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for elementary school and agricultural science project center," 5 Sep. 2020 Although e-learning programs for children in kindergarten through fifth grade were offered through the YMCA, Champions and the Naperville Park District, nothing was available for preteens in junior high school. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, "A behind-the-screens look at the remote start of the District 203 school year," 5 Sep. 2020 An Alabama junior high school has closed down due to coronavirus cases. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Alabama junior high shuts down due to COVID cases," 25 Aug. 2020 The bond will provide funds for a long list of repairs, technology upgrades, facility improvements and new projects including the district’s second football stadium, a new high school, a new junior high school and three elementary schools. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Lamar CISD trustees approve $792.5M school bond proposal," 14 Aug. 2020 As for athletics, because construction of the new high school/junior high school building continues, the district has asked the Ohio High School Athletic Association to take a two-year hiatus from football, beginning with the 2020 season. cleveland, "Richmond Heights Schools will begin with remote learning Sept. 8; virtual town hall meeting is Aug. 13," 12 Aug. 2020 An Indiana junior high school student tested positive on the first day back, after attending class for part of the day. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for August 3: Coronavirus, schools, election 2020, stimulus, TikTok," 3 Aug. 2020 The interior shots were done on the inside of an old junior high school gymnasium. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Evil Dead 2 actor Danny Hicks diagnosed with stage 4 cancer," 6 June 2020 Walker has lived in California and Arizona prior to moving to Houston in junior high school, and her family settled in The Woodlands. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor of the Week: Hire a Realtor for buying, selling home," 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of junior high school

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Junior high school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20high%20school. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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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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