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 Dictionary entry overview: What does secondary school mean? 

  The noun SECONDARY SCHOOL has 1 sense:

1. a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12

  Familiarity information: SECONDARY SCHOOL used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1secondary school [BACK TO TOP]


A school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12

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Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


Gymnasium; lycee; lyceum; middle school; secondary school

Hypernyms ("secondary school" is a kind of...):

school (an educational institution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "secondary school"):

academy (a secondary school (usually private))

trade school; vocational school (a secondary school teaching the skilled trades)

high; high school; highschool; senior high; senior high school (a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12)

junior high; junior high school (a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades)

prep school; preparatory school (a private secondary school)

public school (private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition)

grammar school (a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college)

secondary modern school (a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education)

composite school; comprehensive school (a large British or Canadian secondary school for children of all abilities)

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