student body


Definition of student body

: the students at an educational institution

Examples of student body in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was elected student body president his senior year with the help of classmate Reynaldo Martinez, later his campaign manger, who would stick with him for much of his political career. David Montero, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 The team from Lakewood Middle School, which has mostly students of color, was facing off against Russell O. Brackman Middle School, which has a predominantly White student body. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022 Ridgecrest Elementary in Canyons, for instance, has a student body of 513 kids and is at 29 cases. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 Reynolds High, which is outside the Portland district but in the same county, has a diverse student body: 44% are Hispanic, and 53% are eligible for subsidized student lunches. Leslie Bienen And Eric Happel, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2021 So has the new lottery process helped bring in a more diverse student body? Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug. 2021 In 2020, Bellarmine had a student body of 3,293 and has 176 fulltime faculty, according to its website. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 25 Aug. 2021 Harrisburg High features a predominantly Black and Hispanic student body. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 19 July 2021 Maryvale has a student body of over 3,000 students. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of student body

1841, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jan 2022

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“Student body.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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: the students at a school


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