Category talk:High schools and secondary schools

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to: navigation, search

High schools and secondary schools[edit]

I suggest merging Category:High schools and Category:Secondary schools into this category (Category:High schools and secondary schools). All categories exist already, but it serves no purpose to distinguish secondary schools and high schools at this level because Commons is multilingual and the meanings anyway only are clearly defined in a few countries. When neccesary, a such this differentiation could by done on a per country base. See the scope proposal I have written on Category:High schools and secondary schools. Nillerdk (talk) 06:28, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Seeing no objection after a year, I've merged Category:High schools by country into Category:High schools and secondary schools by country. Country categories still use the name associated with secondary education in that country (e.g. "High schools in the United States"). Note that the Singapore school system has both high schools and secondary schools, which have slightly different levels, and therefore are in separate categories. I have not merged the parent categories yet: Category:Secondary schools seems to contain items that need new categories made before they are moved. --Closeapple (talk) 21:22, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Move to High and secondary schools[edit]

ŠJů (talk · contribs) (by adding a template to the page) has proposed to move this category from Category:High schools and secondary schools and Category:High and secondary schools. --Closeapple (talk) 09:41, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose: "High" is not really just a descriptor; the phrase "high school" goes together; using the word "high" to describe a school otherwise is very strange in American English, and I suspect it is strange in other variants of English as well. It would be more common to use the word "secondary" detached in U.S. English, but I don't know if that is unusual in other variants of English. --Closeapple (talk) 09:41, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose: --Foroa (talk) 06:33, 19 September 2012 (UTC)