Definition of high school in US English:

high school


North American
  • A school that typically comprises grades 9 through 12, attended after primary school or middle school.

    • ‘Aaron and Samantha were only a few days apart and were in the same grade in high school.’
    • ‘His assistant - a high-school student named Gary - wouldn't be coming in until later in the afternoon.’
    • ‘They both lived in Bakersfield, California, but they attended different high schools.’
    • ‘Now, many high-school teachers have master's degrees, but most elementary teachers do not.’
    • ‘The gap is especially pronounced for kids who attend large high schools in urban areas with lots of students from low-income families.’
    theological college, rabbinical college, talmudical college, academy, training college, training institute, school, conservatory
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high school

/ˈhī ˌsko͞ol//ˈhaɪ ˌskul/