South Kitsap High School

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Official South Kitsap High School
425 Mitchell Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366 United States
Coordinates47°32′18″N 122°37′27″W / 47.53833°N 122.62417°W / 47.53833; -122.62417Coordinates: 47°32′18″N 122°37′27″W / 47.53833°N 122.62417°W / 47.53833; -122.62417
Motto"The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack."
PrincipalCasey Ogan (temporary)[1]
Teaching staff105.33 (on an FTE basis)[2]
Enrollment2,293 [2] (2016-2017)
Color(s)Maroon, White, and Gold
Team nameWolves

South Kitsap High School is a public high school in the South Kitsap School District and is located at 425 Mitchell Ave Port Orchard, Washington.

History and facilities[edit]

It was originally built in 1921. An addition was made in 1962 followed by two addition and modernization projects in 1978 and 1980. The 337,392 square foot (31,300 m²) building is located on a 51.46 acre (20.8 hectares) site.


The school is known for its marching band, The Marching Machine. In October 2008, the band was invited to march in the 2010 Tournament of Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The band was one of 16 bands selected to perform.[3] Gov. Christine Gregoire has proclaimed Tuesday, January 26, 2010 South Kitsap High School Marching Band Day. Gregoire signed the proclamation Jan. 8 in honor of the band’s performance in the 2010 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.[4]

The band was also selected to perform in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade & Salute on December 7, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II.[5]

The band was a $10,000 grand-prize winner of the "Schools of the Rock Battle of the Bands," put on by Rock Wood Fired Pizza and Spirits, Seattle radio station KZOK and Xfinity in 2011. The SKHS band was selected over 27 other contestants, including Kingston High School, a school rival.[6]


In 2008 the school's chamber choir famously performed a visual form of Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus. The video went viral, with more than 11 million views by August 2012.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Smith, Bob (3 May 2019). "SKHS principal Diane Fox resigns". Kitsap Daily News. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "South Kitsap High School". School Directory Information. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  3. ^ "South Kitsap Marching Band Invited to March in 2010 Rose Bowl". Kitsap Sun. October 23, 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "March to the Roses". Kitsap Sun. January 25, 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ "South Kitsap Marching Band Invited to Pearl Harbor". Kitsap Sun. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  6. ^ Grimley, Brynn (16 December 2011). "South Kitsap High School band blows away the competition". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Silent Monks Singing Halleluia". YouTube. Retrieved 1 September 2012.

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