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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



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.

Kinnick HS Mascot - right click to download lo-res png - click to go to home page

Kinnick HS

Grades: 9 - 12

Enrollment: 657


Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.


Overall, it is our vision that Kinnick High School provides a collaborative, 21st century learning experience.

Mascot: Red Devils

Available Mascot Downloads
Kinnick HS Colors

Primary Color: #D43128

Secondary Color: #ffffff

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Reading Comprehension

All students will improve in Reading Comprehension.

Goal 2: Mathematics

All students will increase achievement in Mathematics.

Goal 3: 

All teachers will participate in Focused Collaboration.

CSI Leadership Meeting Schedule

Leadership Team meets 1500 on the 3rd Tuesday monthly during the school year.

Accreditation and Awards

Nile C. Kinnick High School is accredited by Cognia.

Kinnick HS

School Address
PSC 473 Box 95
CFA Yokosuka
FPO, AP 96349-0095
Yokosuka, Japan
Phone: 046-816-7392
Fax: 046-816-7278
DSN Phone: 315-243-7392
DSN Fax: 315-243-7278
From US: 011-81-46-816-7392
From the US Fax: 011-81-46-816-7278

Local Address:
US Naval Base Yokosuka, Tomari-Cho Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken 238-001