South Kitsap High School

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South Kitsap High School
US Navy 100620-N-9860Y-002 Sgt. Maj. Carl Brooks, a retired Marine and a Naval Science instructor assigned to South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Wash.,.jpg
A ROTC session at South Kitsap High School
425 Mitchell Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366 United States
Coordinates 47°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
Type Public
Motto "The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack."
Established 1921
Principal Diane Fox
Enrollment 3,000 (2017-2018)
Information (360) 874-5600
Maroon, White, and accents of Gold

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.

More than 2,800 students are enrolled across four grades (9th-12th) with 125 teachers.[1]

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, where they never cease to impress the school with their outstanding talent. In October 2008, the band was formally invited to march in the 2010 Tournament of Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The band was one of 16 bands selected to perform in one of the most watched parades in the nation.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

South Kitsap High School Marching Band has also won other numerous parades, contests, and competitions.


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.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ SKHS Student Handbook
  2. ^ "South Kitsap Marching Band Invited to March in 2010 Rose Bowl". Kitsap Sun. October 23, 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "March to the Roses". Kitsap Sun. January 25, 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "South Kitsap Marching Band Invited to Pearl Harbor". Kitsap Sun. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Grimley, Brynn (16 December 2011). "South Kitsap High School band blows away the competition". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Silent Monks Singing Halleluia". YouTube. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 

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