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high schoolnoun [C]

uk   us  
A2 (informal high) a ​school in the US for ​olderchildren, usually ​children from ​grades 9-12, or ​agedapproximately 14-18: Diane goes to ​Santa Ana High. in the UK and ​Australia, sometimes used in the ​names of ​schools for ​childrenaged from eleven to 18
(Definition of high school from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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high schoolnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈhɑɪ ˌskul/
a school for ​children who are about 15 to 18 ​yearsold that is usually ​divided into grades nine through twelve or ten through twelve: [U] Cory will be ​starting high school in ​September.
(Definition of high school from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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