Taxonomy of schools

Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions.wikipedia
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Middle school

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Many jurisdictions have no formal "middle" level between primary school and secondary school, but in those that do, "middle school" is a generic term for it.

Vocational-technical school

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College-preparatory school

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A special note about the term "college": in North American and especially US usage, this is a truly generic term for all post-secondary education, right up to and including university, but can also be understood to mean a smaller, four-year, baccalaureate institution.