Yigo, Guam

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Simon Sanchez High School
Simon Sanchez High School
Location of Yigo within the Terrority of Guam.
Location of Yigo within the Terrority of Guam.
Country United States
Territory Guam
 • Mayor Rudy M. Matanane
 • Vice Mayor Anthony "Tony" P. Sanchez
 • Total 35 sq mi (90 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 19,474
Time zone ChST (UTC+10)

Yigo (Chamorro: Yigu; pronounced "GEE-GO") is the northernmost village of the United States territory of Guam, and is the location of Andersen Air Force Base. The municipality of Yigo is larger than any other village on the island in terms of area.

Yigo is historically one of Guam's richest farming areas.[citation needed] During World War II, the village was the site of a concentration camp during Japanese occupation of the island. It was also the site of the island's final battle during the war. The South Pacific Memorial Peace Park was built by the Japanese Government and is dedicated to the many Japanese and American soldiers who died in the battle of Guam.


Hideyoshi Obata historic marker at South Pacific Memorial Park, Yigo

Yigo has several kindergarten through 5th grade elementary schools:

  • Daniel L. Perez Elementary School (formerly Yigo Elementary School)
  • Machananao Elementary School
  • Upi Elementary School
  • F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School, formerly an elementary school until 1981, when it was converted into a middle school, and Simon Sanchez High School are in Yigo. Sanchez opened as a junior high school in 1974; the school became a high school in 1982 to serve northeastern Guam.[1]

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Simon Sanchez became a high school in 1992. The first graduating class graduated in May 1993.


  1. ^ "Guam's Public High Schools." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.

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Coordinates: 13°32′04″N 144°53′08″E / 13.53444°N 144.88556°E / 13.53444; 144.88556