high school

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high school

1. Brit another term for grammar school
2. US and NZ a secondary school from grade 7 to grade 12
3. Canadian a secondary school, the grades covered depending on the province

high school, secondary school

In the US, a school which provides education beyond elementary school, usually from grade 9 to grade 12 but occasionally including grades 7 and 8.
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Young adults with just high-school diplomas now are also much more likely to live in poverty, at 22 percent compared to 7 percent for their counterparts in 1979.
Indeed, only 5 percent of the 37 percent that still had not received a high-school diploma or GED certificate were "working towards a high school diploma or equivalent" by the year 2000, the survey says--in some cases a full 10 years after they had originally dropped out.
Among the dropouts, 50 percent who originally said they expected to just receive a high-school diploma or alternative credential still had not done so by 2000, compared with 23 percent of dropouts who in eighth grade said they expected to earn a bachelor's degree or higher.
For more than a century the department of education has collected data on the number of high-school diplomas awarded each year.
Using 1989 statistics from the National Center of Health Statistics, Murry chose more than 1,600 18-year-old black women with high-school diplomas and followed up to see where they were in their careers five years later.