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noun [countable/uncountable] American English pronunciation: high school 
Word Forms
singularhigh school
pluralhigh schools

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    in the U.S., a school for children between the ages of 14 and 18. High schools usually have a four-year program divided into grades 9 through 12

    a public/private high school

    Springfield High School

    the high school football team

    We've been friends since high school.

This is the American English definition of high school. View British English definition of high school.