American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A school in the U.S. system generally including the seventh, eighth, and sometimes ninth grades.
- n. 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.
- n. a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
“So Mr. Peerman got fired and went to the junior high school the next year?”
“Behavioralists call this strategy kleptoparasitism, but the move should be familiar beginning in junior high school and ending just about the time that hen loses her resolve and makes that mistake.”
“I entered junior high school at Dwyer Middle School.”
“His wife finished out the year and my father came and I was just in junior high school at that time and after finishing high school here I went to Hampton Institute one year and then the second year I transferred to my church school, St. Augustine College.”
“The memory has to do with a visit Didion makes in 1979 to lecture to her daughter's junior high school English class.”
“At my table was a frowning, buzz-cut retired air force corpsman who had recently been elected to the city council and who wanted to make sure the library computers weren't being used to access porn; a junior high school student with razor-wire braces who won a computer science contest by using his laptop to graph local marijuana prices; the furtive founder of a local keyboard manufacturing company that was in the process of moving to Belize; and the manager of one especially cutting-edge firm called Jocko's Soft Tacos: "We just got a new computer for our drive-thru window that has cut in half the number of Mexi-Bobs that we throw away.”
“In the original research, conducted by the Norwegian behavioralist Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, one hen in the study flock demonstrated the ability to recognize twenty-seven other individuals belonging to four different flocks, which may sound pretty impressive, but only if your junior high school didn’t have a clique of Popular Girls.”
“Having been a product of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system myself as a student, teaching in junior high school and coaching when we had the desegregation I was transferred to South Mecklenburg High School.”
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