Kofa High School

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Kofa High School
Location
3100 S. Avenue A
Yuma, Arizona 85364

Coordinates 32°40′27″N 114°38′08″W / 32.674247°N 114.635468°W / 32.674247; -114.635468Coordinates: 32°40′27″N 114°38′08″W / 32.674247°N 114.635468°W / 32.674247; -114.635468
Information
Type Public high school
Principal Michael R. Sharp
Enrollment 2,128 (October 1, 2012)[1]
Color(s) Crimson red and white
Mascot Kings
Website

Kofa High School is a high school in Yuma, Arizona. It is a part of the Yuma Union High School District.

It was the second high school to be established in the community. The school shares its name with the Kofa Mountains which itself was named for the rich King of Arizona gold mine, discovered in King Valley in 1896 and active from 1897 to 1910. The mine used to stamp its property "K of A", and is commonly known as the Kofa Mine.[2] The school draws its mascot, the King, from the King of Arizona mine.

Notable alumni/attendants[edit]

  • Cain Velasquez, UFC Heavyweight champion
  • Paul Schneider, lead singer of metal band Rochambeaux
  • Natalia Hendrickson, Harvard University student

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIA 2012 enrollment figures
  2. ^ Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, 2006, Backcountry Adventures Arizona, Adler Publishing, ISBN 1-930193-28-9

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