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 Teen shot by classmate in Arkansas junior high school has died The educational series, which is available on Facebook and YouTube, is designed for families and will feature actives and performances every Saturday in March. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Barbie celebrates International Women's Day with new Eleanor Roosevelt doll," 4 Mar. 2021 Another student attending the junior high school has been accused of shooting Burnett. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, "Student shot at Pine Bluff middle school has died," 4 Mar. 2021 Go to church, go to school, go to junior high school, go to high school, get a high school diploma, go to college, and get a college degree. Michael Brunker, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Someone San Diego Should Know: Billy Moore," 11 Mar. 2021 Both Burnett and Quarles were students at the junior high school. Joseph Flaherty, Arkansas Online, "Charge now murder in Pine Bluff school shooting," 6 Mar. 2021 Students at the junior high school went back to remote learning Tuesday and Wednesday due to the shooting. NBC News, "15-year-old boy dies days after shooting at Arkansas junior high school," 4 Mar. 2021 Members of the 2023 recruiting class will be entering their junior high school football season in the fall. Stephen Means, cleveland, "How is Ohio State football laying the foundation for its 2023 recruiting class? Buckeye Talk," 26 Feb. 2021 In 1977, a junior high school in Lindsay (Tulare County), an hour North of Bakersfield, was re-named in honor of Dodgers’ clean-cut hero Steve Garvey. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Say hey: 'Willie Mays' would be perfect new name for school near Candlestick," 31 Jan. 2021 According to a recent presentation by the bond steering committee, that middle school model — as opposed to the junior high school model now in place in Richardson ISD — is followed by most districts in Texas. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson ISD considers $750M bond election," 20 Jan. 2021

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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 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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