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Nile C. Kinnick High School
Tony San Nicoles, center, varsity head volleyball coach for the Red Devils of Nile C. Kinnick High School, discusses offensive and defensive tactics with players during practice in the Nile C. Kinnick gym 130827-N-OB549-085.jpg
Tony San Nicoles, center, varsity head volleyball coach for the Red Devils of Nile C. Kinnick High School, discusses offensive and defensive tactics with players during practice in the Nile C. Kinnick gym August 27, 2013.
Location
US Fleet Activities Yokosuka
Japan
Information
Type DoDEA high school
Established Following World War II - 1947
Opened 1947-1948 school year
Principal Jacqueline Ferguson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment Approximately 650
Color(s) Red and white
Team name Kinnick Red Devils
Newspaper Echoes

Nile C. Kinnick High School is a DoDEA high school now located in US Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. It was originally located in Yokohama, giving it the nickname Yo-Hi, but it was renamed for Navy aviator Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. in 1959, upon its shift from an Army to a Navy school. Kinnick High School usually has around 600 students and is about 45 km from Tokyo. Kinnick High School is an NCA accredited institution, and therefore charges around $20,000/year of tuition to non-military-dependents.

History[]

Kinnick High School was first established as Yokohama American High School in the Yamate district during the occupation following World War II. Then it moved to the Honmoku district of Yokohama, close to where a former Navy Exchange used to be. In 1971, the school permanently relocated to Yokosuka. Currently, Kinnick High School is located by Bernard Wicke's Main Street Food Court, the Purdy Gym, the Bowling Center, the Benny Decker movie theater, and the Navy Exchange on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

Kinnick High School offers its students a wide variety of programs and areas of study, including culinary arts, drama, music, Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NJROTC), and many AP courses. The current principal of Kinnick High School is Jacqueline Ferguson, and the current assistant principal is Craig Maxey, both since 2015.

Campus[]

The campus of Nile C. Kinnick High School is made up of the three-story Main Building and the two-story "C-Building." The teachers are located by department as of the 2016-2017 school year, with Art (including Culinary) and the Science department on the first floor; Computer and the English department on the second floor; History and Foreign Language departments on the third floor; and NJROTC, Math, and Visual Arts departments in the C Building.

Technology[]

Due to its generous funding from the Department of Defense, Kinnick has accumulated an impressive array of technology, including hundreds of PCs and SmartBoards, their rooms full of musical instruments (pianos, woodwinds, brass instruments, stringed instruments, drums, and so on), a school-wide intercom and bell system, several science labs, and a fleet of modern, relatively luxurious student buses.

Music programs[]

Nile C. Kinnick High School offers a variety of musical education programs, including:

  • String Orchestra
  • Band
    • Marching Band
    • Concert Band
    • Jazz Band
    • Percussion Ensemble
  • Computer Music
  • Vocal Ensembles
    • Beginning/Advanced Choir
    • Show Choir
    • Glee Club
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Sports[]

Students attending Kinnick may participate in the following sports programs:

  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Football (contact version)
  • Swimming (class held at the Purdy Gym's pool)
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Basketball, Boys and Girls
  • Wrestling
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field

Notable alumni[]

  • Ann Lewis, singer
  • Beni, singer
  • Crystal Kay, singer
  • Mark Hamill, actor
  • Steve Fox, Bassist
  • MadeinTYO, rapper
  • RoyceRizzy, rapper

External links[]

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