secondary school

noun

Definition of secondary school

: a school intermediate between elementary school and college and usually offering general, technical, vocational, or college-preparatory courses

Examples of secondary school in a Sentence

a job that requires at least a secondary school education

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Primary and secondary school students spent up to 55 hours a week in class, extra lessons, or studying, according to a 2018 government report. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Family feuds and social media spats: The generational divide that's splitting apart Hong Kong," 9 July 2019 Authorities restricted social media platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram and disabled SMS text messaging in measures aimed at deterring cheating during national secondary school exams. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "The numbing experience of living through Africa’s growing internet shutdowns," 24 June 2019 Even the very basics of modern electronics are totally missing from the secondary school curriculum. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your Say: How can we improve public education?," 14 June 2019 On her recent visit to Morocco with Prince Harry, the Duchess showed her support for girls' education once again by visiting a secondary school that provides classes for girls from rural areas. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "A Never-Before-Seen Video of Meghan Markle Campaigning for Gender Equality in India Was Just Released," 17 Apr. 2019 Traditionally, elementary and secondary schools receive most of their funding from state and local governments, with the federal government providing less than 10 percent of total spending. Juana Summers, The Seattle Times, "Kamala Harris promises teachers a raise if elected president," 26 Mar. 2019 Today the campus is home to more than 100 orphans, plus a clinic, a primary school that enrolls 450 students, and a new secondary school that enrolls another 50. Shay Maunz, Glamour, "This Young Woman Is Fighting Poverty in Tanzania by Teaching Women to Make Clothes," 8 Mar. 2019 John Chacha died in an automobile accident in 2015 while traveling to enroll a student in secondary school, but City of Hope has continued to grow and thrive with Regina at the helm. Shay Maunz, Glamour, "This Young Woman Is Fighting Poverty in Tanzania by Teaching Women to Make Clothes," 8 Mar. 2019 The foundation's next goal is to open a secondary school with over 700 children from the ages of 5 to 18. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice Supports Ethiopian School in Children's Education Initiative," 29 Nov. 2018

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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secondary school

noun

English Language Learners Definition of secondary school

British : a school for children between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18

secondary school

noun

Kids Definition of secondary school

: a school for students above elementary school level and below college level

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