Junior High Schools

Educational institutions teaching at a level intermediate between elementary school and high school. The term is used primarily in North America, and usually covers grades 7 through 9. In some areas, usage with "middle schools" may overlap; however, most school systems that have a middle school typically do not also have a junior high school. Middle schools in most areas accept children a year or two younger than those in junior high schools.

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junior high schools
junior high school
high schools, junior
junior highs
schools, junior high
escuelas secundarias superiores Spanish
escuela secundaria superior Spanish

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Educational institutions teaching at a level intermediate between elementary school and high school. The term is used primarily in North America, and usually covers grades 7 through 9. In some areas, usage with "middle schools" may overlap; however, most school systems that have a middle school typically do not also have a junior high school. Middle schools in most areas accept children a year or two younger than those in junior high schools.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343453. The J. Paul Getty Trust.