What age do Americans leave high school?

I'm from the UK so I don't have a clue, me and someone was talking about it before. I said 18 and he said 21. Please can you settle the argument? :P

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  • It's a little more complicated than that. We start school at 5 and have 13 grades each lasting a year, but it is possible to jump ahead grades or fall behind, also if you have a birthday during the school year it can be that you graduate at 18 or 17 if you don't.

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What Guys Said 9

  • 18, if they pass everything and don't have to repeat a year.

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    • I thought it was 18! Its such a sensible thing what US does!

    • 18, that's what I said. What's terrible?

  • We finish school at 15/16, They finish school at 17/18 (Depending on when you are born in the year)

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    • I know we finish at 15/16, I only left school 6 years ago :P

    • Really the range is 17-19 depending upon where your birthday falls. Majority is 18.

    • Ment to make that an answer. I apologize.

  • Age 18 and some are more advance and gifted can graduate age 17

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    • The oldest they will allow you to stay in our school systems i knew a guy was age 21 that is maximum and some school districts don't even want do that old.

  • 17 18 19 but 18 is average.

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  • 17 or 18 is the typical age

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  • 18 normally. Not sure why anyone said 21.

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  • 17-18 depending on what month they were born, or when they entered school.

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  • Well, if you're an idiot, longer than age 18.

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  • It's either 17 or 18 for most people, depending on your birthday and the school district's rules.

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What Girls Said 5

  • Who voted 21? Who... just who? As noted, 16-19 is usually the age range of those who graduate high school.

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  • I was 18. A lot of people also graduate at 17. We can also skip grades, so it's not uncommon for people to leave at 16.

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  • It's 17-18 and if you're that unlucky then 19. Whoever told you it's 21 is a straight up idiot.

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  • Usually 18... and lol who voted 21 XD

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  • Lol. Yea. The average age is 18. You get out of college in your early 20's

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