secondary school


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 Social distancing measures vary between elementary and secondary school buildings. John Benson, cleveland, 7 July 2021 Of the nine arrested, six are secondary school students. Fox News, 6 July 2021 Of the nine arrested, six are secondary school students. NBC News, 1 July 2021 Potential specific uses of the money, known as ESSER (elementary or secondary school emergency relief) funds, were discussed during an online public information forum earlier this month to help community members register their ideas on a survey. Steve Sadin,, 28 June 2021 But back in 1894, that building was the entirety of St. Louis College, a solitary secondary school for boys with just a dirt trail leading to its doorstep. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 23 June 2021 In my secondary school, [out of] 1,200 students, there were at most five students who were not white, Northern Irish, Protestant or Catholic. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, 17 May 2021 The plan includes a third round of elementary and secondary school emergency relief funds, known as ESSER III. Steve Schering,, 11 June 2021 Statewide, about 84% of secondary school students have the option to return to their middle and high schools in some form, according to state data, which do not separate out high schools. Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2021

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First Known Use of secondary school

1835, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2021

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“Secondary school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of secondary school

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

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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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