A school that has any span of grades beginning with the next grade following an elementary or middle school (usually grade 7, 8, or 9) and ending with or below grade 12. Both junior high schools and senior high schools are included.
An elementary/secondary school with one or more of grades 7â€“12 that does not have any grade lower than grade 7. For example, schools with grades 9â€“12, 7â€“9, 10â€“12, or 7â€“8 are classified as secondary.
Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. It follows on from primary or elementary education. There are many different types of secondary school and the terminology used varies around the world.