Meaning

Primary

Senior High School

Alternative

High School

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Remember when you learned that 高等 means "high class" and 学校 means "school?" Well put them together and you have senior high school! It's the most high class school you've got (unless you go to university, but that's considered to be separate).

Fun fact: 高校 is the abbreviation of this word. Neat, right?

Reading

こうとうがっこう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Context Sentences

コウイチは高等学校を卒業してすぐ海軍に入りました。

Right after graduating from his senior high school, Koichi joined the navy.

私がまだ小さかった時に住んでいたマンションの近くに芸能人が通うことで有名な高等学校がありました。

There was a senior high school that was famous for celebrities going there, near the condo I used to live in when I was little.

高等学校で教頭をしております。

I’m the vice principal of a senior high school.

Kanji Composition