Department of Defense Education Activity

Principal's Corner

Welcome Raiders!

Welcome to Kaiserslautern High School, (formerly known as Rhine High School or Kaiserslautern American High School) also known as “K-Town” or simply “KHS”. We are the home of the RAIDERS!


KHS is part of the DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) system and located in the Europe East District. We serve students of the KMC (Kaiserslautern Military Community) which has approximately 50,000 American inhabitants. KMC is the largest community of Americans outside the United States.


Our school has a rich history that began shortly after the development of Western Area Command (WACOM) in 1952, when Americans took over the western area of Germany from the French. KHS was first housed in a converted apartment building and on March 12, 1953, the school moved into an old hospital building and expanded continuously over the years. From 1953 to 1958, the school included a dormitory for approximately 150 French and German students. The school was originally known as Rhine High, not being referred to as "KAHS" until the early sixties, and "KHS" fairly recently. Our school grew quickly, in 1982 KHS (with an enrollment of more than 1600 students) was the largest military-operated high school outside the continental US.


Today, Kaiserslautern High School's enrollment is approximately 750 students and enjoys a newly designed 21st Century Facility that opened in 2018.


Our goal is to create and maintain a culture of excellence, trust and shared responsibility as we serve our military-connected students.