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Yokota High School (YHS) is a high school located on Yokota Air Base, Japan. It is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity.

Yokota High School
New Yokota High School.jpg
Location
Coordinates35°43′46.8″N 139°20′36.4″E / 35.729667°N 139.343444°E / 35.729667; 139.343444
Information
School typePublic
School districtDodea Pacific
PrincipalMs. Priscilla Hill
Grades9-12
Enrollment265
Student to teacher ratio18:1
Colour(s)Blue and Gold          
MascotPanthers
Website

HistoryEdit

Yokota High School started construction in the 1970s after a deal was stuck with the Government of Japan to modernize Yokota Air Base in exchange for Air Force property in Greater Tokyo.[1] Yokota High School officially opened in 1973. The school was designed as a "school with open doors" and students had a modular schedule containing 27 mods that they could choose from. The modular schedule continued under the next 2 principals.[2]

 
Yokota High School construction in April 1973

RenovationsEdit

The school has gone through some renovations, including an artificial turf field, with both football and soccer lines and a surrounding track, which was built in 2012 at a cost of $1.2 million.[3]

New schoolEdit

 
The New Yokota High School completed in 2017

Starting in 2015 a new school was planned and the breaking ground ceremony took place on May 19, 2015; officially starting the construction period for the new school. The new school was built and completed in August 2017.[4] Most of the old building will be torn down to make way for a soccer field and open land that will be given back to the Air Force. The new building is a 21st-century school and is the second 21st-century school in DoDEA. Each classroom has movable glass walls that were built to reflect the new method of learning which values collaboration.[5]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

Yokota High School offers a great amount of extracurricular activities for Academics or Sports for students to participate in. Most also have Far East Programs.[6]

 
Yokota High School JROTC

AcademicsEdit

 
Yokota Cheerleaders

SportsEdit

Fall sportsEdit

Winter sportsEdit

Spring sportsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yokota History Article Part 6: The Kanto Plain Consolidation Plan, 197". Yokota Air Base. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  2. ^ "About Our School". www.dodea.edu. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  3. ^ "Yokota joins list of DOD schools with artificial turf field". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  4. ^ "Breaking ground for new Yokota High School". Yokota Air Base. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  5. ^ "DODEA celebrates its latest '21st Century' school at Yokota Air Base". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  6. ^ "Extracurricular Activities - Yokota High School". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2018-06-14.