Definition of junior high school noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


junior high school

BrE BrE//ˌdʒuːniə ˈhaɪ skuːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒuːniər ˈhaɪ skuːl//
(also junior high) [countable, uncountable] Types of school
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(in the US) a school for young people between the ages of 12 and 14 compare senior high school See related entries: Types of school Culture A junior high school is between the levels of elementary school and high school. A junior high school is linked to a particular high school. If the high school has the usual four years of education, the junior high school will have two years, called seventh and eighth grades. In some systems each of the two offers three years of education, so the junior high school includes a ninth grade.
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