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About Our School

School Mission/Vision


Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.


Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

Guiding Principles

Fortitude, Integrity, Responsibility and an Enterprising Spirit

About Our School

Welcome to Nile C. Kinnick HS!

Nile C. Kinnick High School, "Home of the Red Devils." Nile C. Kinnick High is a school filled with tradition, pride, and a sense of history. We are located on the scenic Miura Peninsula at Yokosuka Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan, about a one-hour train ride south of Tokyo. We are situated along Tokyo Bay, and the waters of the bay provide fantastic views from most of the classrooms.

Nile C. Kinnick High School is a great place to be. It is small enough that students all know each other allowing for a real sense of community and fellowship. Students are provided with ample opportunities participate in all phases of school life - the performing arts, athletics, school government, clubs, and a variety of other school activities. We look forward to having you at Kinnick, and we think you will enjoy the small, homey atmosphere. Please make sure to let us know what we can do to make your transition to Japan and Kinnick High School smooth.

Guiding Principles

  • Fortitude,
  • Integrity,
  • Responsibility, and an
  • Enterprising Spirit


Nile C. Kinnick High School originally opened in Yokohama in 1946 during the occupation after World War II. The school later moved to Yokosuka Navy Base in 1971 into a renovated Marine Barracks, but kept the Yo-Hi Red Devils mascot to remember their beginnings. The current school was officially named after Nile C. Kinnick in 1990, an outstanding scholar and athlete; he was the winner of the Heisman Trophy and a graduate of the University of Iowa pursuing a law degree. Nile C. Kinnick was killed during a training mission off the USS Lexington in the Caribbean during WWII. Our hope is that our student body emulates his commitment to service, academics and personal growth.

Kinnick High School usually has around 600 students and is about 45 km from Tokyo. To learn more about our school, browse our Yearbook archive at Yo-Hi and Nile C. Kinnick Yearbooks.

Our Community

Yokosuka City is located about 30 miles southwest of Japan's capital city, Tokyo, on the east coast of the main island, Honshu. It is an industrial and residential community, with an area of about 39 square miles.

This 579 acre naval base occupies a small peninsula jutting into Tokyo Bay. As the home of the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet, and winner of the 2009 Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence, the Base, often referred to as CFAY (Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka), hosts 13 afloat commands and more than 50 other shore commands and tenant activities.

CFAY's primary mission is to provide support services to forward deployed naval forces in Yokosuka, and other units assigned in the Western Pacific. CFAY homepage. View our "Duty in Japan" video.

Alma Mater

(Tune: “Far above Cayuga’s Waters”)
In the shadows of Mt. Fuji,
Stands our school so dear.
Nile C. Kinnick High forever,
Sing we loud and clear.
Far and wide though we may wander,
As the years go by,
Our love for thee will never falter,
Nile C. Kinnick High. 

Fight Song

(Tune: “Our Director”)
We’re the kids from YO-HI
Our team will fight.
We’ve got the best teams,
Here’s to the red and white.
We’ll stand up for our school,
Finest in the land.
We’ve got the best team in all Japan.

School Goals

English/Language Arts

Using the claim, evidence, reasoning (CER) strategy, students will increase their command of evidence across the curriculum, as observed by indicator 13 on the learning walkthrough tool and by an increase in standards.

W1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence AND

RI 1:Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


Students in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II will demonstrate increased mastery in mathematical modeling and reasoning as demonstrated by PSAT/SAT/ACT data, common summative module assessments, MATHia mastery reports, and CCRM summative assessments. Year 2022-2023 will serve as baseline data for the common summative module assessments.

Accreditation and Awards

Nile C. Kinnick High School is accredited by Cognia.

Chain of Command

Ms. Kira Hurst, DoDEA employees official photo.

Ms. Kira Hurst

PSC 473 Box 95
CFA Yokosuka
FPO, AP 96349-0095
United States

Mr. Brian Morton, Assistant Principal, Kinnick High School

Mr. Brian Morton

PSC 473 Box 95
CFA Yokosuka
FPO, AP 96349-0095
United States

Enrollment: 667
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