Ivanna Eudora Kean High School

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Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
Address
6501 Red Hook Plaza Suite 3
Saint Thomas (East End), United States Virgin Islands 00802
USA
Coordinates 18°19′30″N 64°51′13″W / 18.325018°N 64.8536248°W / 18.325018; -64.8536248
Information
Type High School
Motto "Strive for Success"
Established 1971 (As Nazareth Bay Secondary School)
School district St. Thomas-St. John School District
CEEB code 550085
NCES School ID 780003000015
Principal Stephan V. Jürgen
Faculty approximately 90
Grades 9-12
Enrollment approximately 2,000
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Maroon and Gold         
Mascot Devil Ray, variant of the stingray
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (2019)
Yearbook The Ray
Alumni Nicholas "Nick" Friday
Website

The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, is one of the public high school located on the island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. It serves outstanding students that live in what is colloquially called the "country" or countryside area of the island of St. Thomas. The country designation refers to the East End, a portion of the Southside and Northside districts, and the Tutu District. I.E.K.H.S. also serves the student population on the island of St. John because it lacks a public high school.

While The Devil Rays compete against the Antilles Hurricanes, All-Saints Vikings, Saints Peter and Paul Jaguars, The Virgin Islands Montessori School Volts, Seventh Day Adventist Crusaders, and The Wesleyan Academy in the St. Thomas / St John District, they hold a long standing and intense rivalry with the Charlotte Amalie High School Chickenhawks.

School Mission[edit]

To prepare our students to be marketable globally, to enter schools of higher education, and to become life-long learners here at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.

History[edit]

It was established in 1971 as the Nazareth Bay Secondary School serving as a junior high and senior high school. In 1973, it became a senior high school with the construction of Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School. Its first graduation was also held in that same year. In 1975, it was renamed the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School to honor Ivanna Eudora Kean, an educator in the Virgin Islands for 52 years. The school's namesake died on February 27, 1979. Dr. Sharon McCollum served as principal of the school since August 2003 until 2014 when she accepted the position of Commissioner of Education under Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert E.Potter Administration. Ms. Sally F. Petty assumed the Acting Principal's position for 6 months until Mr. Stefan V. Jürgen was placed as the Principal in the 2015-16 school year.

Principals Term of Service
Neville Thomas

William I. Frett

Sara W. Connell

Sinclair Wilkinson

Lydia Simmonds-Lettsome

Sharon Ann McCollum

Sally F. Petty

Stefan V. Jürgen

1971-1984

1984-1988

1988-1995

1995-2001

2002-2003 (Acting Principal)

2003-2014

2015 (Acting Principal)

2015 - Current

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School Uniforms[edit]

Students are required to wear school uniforms. Male students wear a pink polo shirt, and maroon or jean pants. Female students also wear a pink polo or peter-pan style shirt and knee length maroon plaid skirts. Students are only allowed to wear all black, all brown, or all white shoes. Ties are required for all seniors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ivanna Eudora Kean High School -". Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 

Coordinates: 18°19′27″N 64°51′18″W / 18.3242°N 64.8551°W / 18.3242; -64.8551