student body


Definition of student body 

: the students at an educational institution

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The RFES School News Crew produces dynamic morning news announcements to keep the entire student body and staff informed. Courtney Mcgee,, "Rodgers Forge students get a Camden Yards' experience to remember," 3 July 2018 The excitement was non-stop Friday when the entire Prospect School student body gathered in the gym for a tradition that’s been going on for at least 20 years. Chuck Fieldman,, "Prospect School test knowledge with Wheel of Wisdom competition," 3 June 2018 Shortly after, the president emailed the entire student body confirming just that. Jenny Proebstle, Teen Vogue, "How to Help Combat Sexual Assault in Your Community," 30 Apr. 2018 Black students accounted for 15 percent of the student body in the 2015-2016 school year but 31 percent of arrests. Moriah Balingit, ajc, "Racial disparities in school discipline are growing, federal data show," 26 Apr. 2018 About 77% of Princeton sorority members and 73% of fraternities were white, while the entire student body was only about 48.8% white. Thom Patterson, CNN, "What to know before pledging a fraternity or sorority," 12 Apr. 2018 Minority enrollment has increased since then, especially with international recruitment, but black students still make up less than 5 percent of the entire student body. Kate Murphy,, "Racist acts at Miami University fuel new black student movement," 4 Apr. 2018 The tiny size of the student body is one impediment to ideal outcomes, students say. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, "Thank You for Asking," 24 Feb. 2018 In response to Hill’s tweet, two Twitter groups announced plans to send the entire student body at University Prep Academy High School in Detroit to see it. Washington Post, "Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see ‘Black Panther’," 20 Feb. 2018

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1841, in the meaning defined above

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: the students at a school

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