Nile C. Kinnick High School

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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
Principal Jacqueline Ferguson
Enrollment 500-600

Nile C. Kinnick High School is a DoDEA high school now located in US Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. It was renamed in 1959 for Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. This school usually has 500 to 600 students and is about 45 km from Tokyo. Kinnick High School is commonly referred to as Yo-Hi, which originally stood for Yokohama High; Yokohama being the area where most students came from.

Kinnick High School is an NCA accredited institution, and therefore charges around $20,000/year of tuition to non-military-dependents.

History[edit]

Kinnick High School was first established 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, and the Navy Exchange store 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, and AP courses.

The current principal of Kinnick High School is Jacqueline Ferguson, and the current assistant principal is Craig Maxey, both since 2015.

Technology[edit]

Due to its generous Department of Defense funding, 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, a fleet of modern, and relatively luxurious student buses.

Music programs[edit]

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

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

Sports[edit]

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[edit]

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