Definition of Junior high school

1. Noun. A secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades.

Exact synonyms: Junior High
Generic synonyms: Gymnasium, Lycee, Lyceum, Middle School, Secondary School

Definition of Junior high school

1. Noun. (education) A school for children that have completed elementary school or grade school, but are not yet old enough for high school. In the US, it often includes grades 6 or 7 through 9. ¹

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Literary usage of Junior high school

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"While there has been a large amount of printed matter devoted to the junior high school, much of this has appeared only in the educational magazines and is ..."

2. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education by National Society for the Study of Education (1916)
""junior high school" seems to be a name that has arisen from the downward extension of the high school to include pupils who were younger. ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1920)
"Choosing a Vocation in junior high school. FRANK P. WHITNEY, COLLINWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND, Onio. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Manual Tram 17:640-1 Ap '16 History in the junior high school. RM Tryon. ... School R 24: 249-60 Ap '16 junior high school and the college. GE Snavely. ..."

5. Junior-senior High School Administration by Charles Hughes Johnston, Jesse Homer Newton, Frank Gerald Pickell (1922)
"The name is, really, more vital than it may seem, and the greater and greater relative frequency with which one hears the term "junior high school" actually ..."

6. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Intermediate or junior high school. — The junior high school is an innovation in the school organization which is being received with great favor. ..."

7. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1918)
"GEOGRAPHY IN THE junior high school* BY JAMES H. SMITH Austin High School ... The junior high school movement is making rapid progress in the schools of our ..."

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