Secondary school is an educational institution where the second stage of the three schooling periods, known as secondary education and usually compulsory up to a specified age takes place. It follows elementary or primary education, and is sometimes followed by university (tertiary) education. The term high school is used particularly in North America and North Western England though the two types of school are far from synonymous.
There are very many different types of secondary school, and the language used varies around the world. Children usually go to secondary school between the ages of 11 and 16 years, and end between the ages of 16 and 18 years, although there is considerable variation from country to country.
The following descriptions and definitions pertain to state-funded education unless otherwise stated.
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... Hillcroft School was a boys' secondary school in South London ... on playing fields of, and adjacent to, the premises of Bec School ... of pupils were drawn from Hillbrook Secondary School in Hillbrook Road, Tooting, and Estreham Secondary School in Penwortham Road, Streatham (housed in the same building as Penwortham Primary School) ...
... Telok Kurau Secondary School was a co-educational neighbourhood secondary school in Telok Kurau, Singapore ... The school was established in 1965, and was small by Singapore standards, with a student population of 800 and permanent teaching staff of around 45 ... The school closed at the end of 2010 and was merged into Broadrick Secondary School ...
... Schools Ingur Ganga Higher Secondary School Shri Maha Higher secondary School Kongu Vellalar Higher Secondary School Komarappa Sengunthar Boys Higher Secondary School ...
... The names used to describe the institutions used for secondary education vary from country to country ... incomplete you can help by expanding it Academy (both private and state schools in Scotland, with no special status) Bachillerato (in Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Spain) Beit-sefer ... Word meaning "youth school" ...
... have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 74 or (12.1%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule) ... The Canton of Fribourg school system provides one year of non-obligatory Kindergarten, followed by six years of Primary school ... This is followed by three years of obligatory lower Secondary school where the students are separated according to ability and aptitude ...
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“When we were at school we were taught to sing the songs of the Europeans. How many of us were taught the songs of the Wanyamwezi or of the Wahehe? Many of us have learnt to dance the rumba, or the cha cha, to rock and roll and to twist and even to dance the waltz and foxtrot. But how many of us can dance, or have even heard of the gombe sugu, the mangala, nyangumumi, kiduo, or lele mama?”
—Julius K. Nyerere (b. 1922)
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Hill-scholar, man that never is,
The bad-bespoken lacker,
Ancestor of Narcissus, prince
Of the secondary men. There are no rocks
And stones, only this imager.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)