junior high school


: a school usually including grades seven to nine

called also junior high

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Angelita graduated from junior high school, and suddenly the house was filled with teenage girls in knee socks and plaid skirts. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 How about boyfriends beyond junior high school? Kevin Conley, Town & Country, 3 Mar. 2023 Parker first played drums in her high school marching band, and began dating her future husband Sparkhawk during junior high school, according to NPR. Sparkhawk and Parker, both practicing Mormons, formed Low in 1993 with original bassist John Nichols. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 6 Nov. 2022 According to unofficial final Kendall County election results, Kauffman had 54.88% of the vote with Parlier getting 45.12% Parlier, an Oswego junior high school math and technology teacher, defeated incumbent Gail Johnson for village president in a three-way race in 2019. Linda Girardi, Chicago Tribune, 5 Apr. 2023 While tearing out some floorboards inside a 30,000-square-foot former elementary and junior high school last summer, crews found a light pink plastic clutch full of notes, a handkerchief, a nail file, pencils, photos, a mini diary and a calendar dating back to April 1959. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Oct. 2022 This is not junior high school. Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentinel, 26 June 2022 Two years before school integration in Little Rock, Ark., and five years before Ruby Bridges was escorted into a New Orleans school, 85 students from Oak Ridge’s African American community, Scarboro, quietly entered a junior high school and high school in town. New York Times, 11 June 2022 Her husband is a robotics teacher at a public junior high school. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of junior high school was in 1907

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“Junior high school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junior%20high%20school. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

junior high school

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

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