South Kingstown High School

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South Kingstown High School
Motto "Home of the Rebels"
Established 1880
Type Public [1]
Principal Robert McCarthy[2]
Asst. Principal Kevin Cronin, Robert Young[2]
Teaching staff 107 [1]
Students 1060[1]
Grades 9–12 [1]

215 Columbia Street

Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879 [1],
South Kingstown[1], Rhode Island[1], USA[1]
District South Kingstown School District
Campus Suburban[1]
Colors Navy and White          
Nickname The Rebels [1]
Rival North Kingstown High School
Yearbook The Anchor
Newspaper The Rebellion [1]
Website [1] [1]

South Kingstown High School (SKHS) is a public high school in Washington County, Rhode Island. Approximately 1,060 students attend SKHS in grades 9–12.


SKHS is the home of the Rebels, a Division 1 athletics department (except the hockey team which has recently moved to Division 2 from Division 3 after going 15–0–1 and making it to the state title game). The Rebels are particularly renowned for their formerly nationally ranked boys' soccer team, which made it to the state finals in 2007, the girls' and boys' track and field teams, both of which have been Class B Champions (and in 2009, the girls' track and field team overcame the La Salle Rams and Hope Blue Waves to become the girls' state champions[3]), and the boys' tennis team, which defeated the Bishop Hendricken Hawks to win its fourteenth consecutive state championship in 2012.[4] SKHS won the Division 1 Championship Cup in 2009 for its demonstrated athletic prowess. SKHS additionally has a wide variety of varsity and intramural sports.

Music and the Arts[edit]

The SKHS music department consists of various vocal and instrumental groups. Two well-known groups are eSKape, the music department's jazz vocal ensemble, and the orchestra, which is the last true high school orchestra (having string instruments, wind instruments, brass instruments, and percussion) in Rhode Island. It is one of the most respected and competitive school music programs in the United States[citation needed].


Every year, the current junior class puts on a production called SKpades. SKpades is a variety show that traditionally combines a parody of a popular television show or movie along with skits that poke fun at some teachers, students, and aspects of life at SKHS. Recent themes have included The Godfather, 007, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Scooby Doo, The Lorax, Twilight Zone, and television shows (such as Saturday Night Live),

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "SKHS Staff Directory". Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "2009 Results - RILL Rhode Island State Outdoor Track & Field Championships". Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Szostak, Mike (28 May 2012). "South Kingstown wins 14th straight state tennis title". Providence Journal. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 

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