junior high school


Definition of junior high school

: a school usually including grades seven to nine

called also junior high

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One time there was a junior high school championship and two women started fighting. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, "After 46 years and countless football games, Francis “F.A.” Slade says goodbye to Ladd-Peebles," 30 Aug. 2019 His father, Jim, coached high school and junior high school kids in football at an orphanage called Maryville in Chicago. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "High School Football Preview: Jimmy Nolan looks to bring back belief at Costa Mesa," 29 Aug. 2019 In response, the school board studied the matter, concluding that all but three of the district’s 17 elementary schools and two of the three junior high schools were segregated. Melanie Mason, latimes.com, "School busing in Berkeley during Kamala Harris’ childhood was both voluntary and volatile," 30 June 2019 In Tokyo, mobile devices were banned altogether in elementary and junior high schools in 2009, and have been prohibited in high school classrooms. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Earthquakes are making Japan think twice about banning smartphones in schools," 23 June 2019 As a social institution, the Hard Rock Cafe probably ranks somewhere between MTV and junior high school; as a restaurant, between McDonald’s and Morton’s; as a cheap date, between El Coyote and a spot on the guest list at the Roxy. Peter Meehan, Los Angeles Times, "A collection of Gold-isms: soft-porn videocassettes, Claes Oldenburg and Metallica," 18 July 2019 My junior high school attempt at the track was a last-ditch effort to see if, away from classmates and family and every other member of the human race, this exercise thing might be for me. Andrea Pitzer, Outside Online, "I (Kinda) Hate Running," 9 July 2019 That board office is located next door to Wiley School, which has been used over the past four years as a high school -- for two years while Cleveland Heights High School was renovated -- and as a junior high school. cleveland.com, "In meeting of CH-UH School Board and CH-UH city councils, future of Wiley, upcoming levy, 2020 Census discussed," 25 June 2019 In recent years, Warwick has closed one high school, two junior high schools, and three elementary schools, Thornton said. Edward Fitzpatrick, BostonGlobe.com, "Once a desirable middle class destination, Warwick now faces financial stress," 13 June 2019

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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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