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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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 Windle Trust Kenya, the nonprofit that runs Kakuma’s secondary schools in partnership with UNHCR, lacks the money to do more than triage. Sarah Butrymowicz, Marie Claire, "Refugee Girls Want to Change the World. Will We Let Them?," 7 Jan. 2019 Some did not even do primary school, others did not do secondary school. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories," 13 July 2018 Some 63m children of the relevant age do not go to primary school; another 200m do not attend secondary school. The Economist, "Universal lessons," 5 July 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

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Kids Definition of secondary school

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

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