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
Recent Examples on the Web After completing secondary school in Saudi Arabia, Rajwa studied architecture at Syracuse University in New York, according to Harper's Bazaar Arabia. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 18 Aug. 2022 Samar urged international pressure not only to allow all girls to attend secondary school and university, but to ensure all human rights which are interlinked. Edith M. Lederer, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Aug. 2022 Samar urged international pressure not only to allow all girls to attend secondary school and university, but to ensure all human rights which are interlinked. Edith M. Lederer, ajc, 13 Aug. 2022 This has been well researched for ADHDers, for whom research suggests receive significantly more criticism than peers even before secondary school. Nancy Doyle, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 When Zimbabwe achieved independence and majority rule in 1980, the new government vigorously expanded the country's education system so that all Black children could attend primary and secondary school. Farai Mutsaka, ajc, 17 July 2022 In recent days, primary and secondary school classes have been forced to move online. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 8 May 2022 McLeod was a student at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in an affluent neighborhood of Glasgow, in 1993. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2022 In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. Brent Lang, Variety, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of secondary school

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Secondary school.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20school. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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secondary school

noun

Kids Definition of secondary school

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

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