Kinser Elementary opened to students on April 22, 1987, after moving from Makiminato Elementary School during the spring break. The Makiminato Housing Area was closed and the real estate turned over to the Japanese Government. Kinser Elementary (PSCD, Sure Start and K-6) is located on Camp Kinser, overlooking the beautiful, scenic East China Sea. Five additions to the original complex are in place as well as a softball field, soccer field, basketball court, and gymnasium/auditorium. Kinser Elementary is a community-conscious DoDDS school ready to serve the military community just as the military serves the school. Special thanks go to the U.S. Marine Corps for their outstanding support to this ever expanding neighborhood school.
Where every student succeeds, having fun learning.
Empower today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.
We belong to the DoDEA Pacific DoDDS Okinawa School District which is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DoDEA is a Department of Defense field activity operating under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.
On Independence Day, 1946, at Greeneville, Tennessee, a grateful nation paid tribute to a gallant Marine, posthumously awarding the Medal of Honor to the late Marine Sergeant Elbert Luther Kinser, of Greeneville.