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    Default middle school or high school?

    My school is a school where students' age ranges from 13 to 18. So can this be called a middle school or a high school from a native's point of view? Or is it different in USA or in the UK or in Australia?


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    Default Re: middle school or high school?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    My school is a school where students' age ranges from 13 to 18. So can this be called a middle school or a high school from a native's point of view? Or is it different in USA or in the UK or in Australia?


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    In most of the UK "secondary school" is for pupils from 11 to 16 and "sixth form college" is from 16 to 18.

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    Default Re: middle school or high school?

    "High school," in the US would be the final 4 grades. Students would be 14-18 years old. So I would use "high school" in your situation.

    "Middle school" is between elementary school and high school. Usually grades 6-8, ages 11-14.

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    Default Re: middle school or high school?

    US terminology:
    Perhaps you could call it a junior/senior high school. But I wouldn't object to calling it a "high school" even if the youngest children were younger than traditional high school students.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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