What does public school mean?

Definitions for public school

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word public school.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. public school(noun)

    a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board

  2. public school(noun)

    private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition


  1. public school(Noun)

    A fee-charging private or independent school.

  2. public school(Noun)

    A publicly administered school.

  3. Origin: From public (in the English sense, "open to all members of a community"; in the North American/Australian sense, "carried out or funded by the state on behalf of the people") + school.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public school in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public school in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Evelyn Waugh:

    That's the public-school system all over. They may kick you out, but they never let you down.

  2. Herbert Clark Hoover:

    No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

  3. Ras Baraka:

    Today's protests signify an important fact : our Newark Public School students understand that they are not receiving the education they deserve from the Newark Public School system.

  4. Zead Ramadan:

    After years of advocating by New York City's Muslim community, Muslim public school students will finally and thankfully no longer be penalized for observing their religious holidays.

  5. Chicago Teachers Union:

    Chicago's public school educators are united in fighting for the schools our students deserve and ensuring that a fair contract recognizes the hard and dedicated work they do in our school buildings.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • koulu, yleinen, peruskouluFinnish
  • សាលាសាធារណៈ, សាលារដ្ឋKhmer
  • [[escola]] [[pública]]Portuguese

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