SY 24-25 Student Re-registration Window Opened on April 10

The Student Re-registration window opened on April 10, 2024. Parents should complete a re-registration for each currently enrolled student as soon as possible. During re-registration, parents must indicate whether their student will be withdrawing or returning for the upcoming school year.

About Our School

School Mission/Vision

KHS Mission Statement

To provide a challenging and comprehensive education for students to become model citizens in a diverse and global society.

KHS Vision Statement

Educate, Engage and Empower Students to Succeed in a Dynamic World

About Our School

Kaiserslautern High School, (formerly known as Rhine High School or Kaiserslautern American High School) also known as "K-Town" or simply "KHS", is located in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The school serves over 700 students with 68 full-time educators. 

KHS is part of the DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) system. KHS is situated in the Europe East, one of the three European school districts run by DoDEA school by population in Europe. KHS serves students of the KMC (Kaiserslautern Military Community) with an active student/parent resources.

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 housed in a converted apartment building. 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, wasn't referred to as KAHS until the early sixties, and KHS fairly recently. The school grew quickly, and prior to the construction of Ramstein High School in 1982, KHS was the largest military-operated high school outside the continental US with an enrollment of more than 1600 students.

Today, Kaiserslautern High School's enrollment has increased due to the relocation of military forces in Europe. Nevertheless, KHS is known for providing excellent education, and has a graduation rate of over 85%. When compared to other DoDEA schools, KHS ranks first in standardized test scores. With an annual tuition of approximately $26,000, KHS is also a rather expensive institution. However, dependents of the military and Department of Defense contractors, are exempt from paying. Retired military, Contractors or NATO personnel are not exempt from these changes.

KHS is fully accredited by AdvancED and NCA CASI/SACS CASI (North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Every five years the school is visited by AdvancEd to assess the success of the school's individual school improvement plan. NCA CASI and SACS CASI accreditation engages the entire school community in a continuous process of self-evaluation and improvement. The overall aim is to help schools be the best they can be on behalf of the students they serve.

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Chain of Command

Dr. Susan Paul, DoDEA employees official photo.

Dr. Susan Paul

Unit 3010
APO, AE 09021
United States

+49 611-143-545-1425
Ms. Tabitha Huewitt, DoDEA employees official photo.

Ms. Tabitha Huewitt

Unit 3010
APO, AE 09021
United States

+49 611-143-545-1425
Kaiserslautern HS Assistant Principal for SY 23-24

Mr. Denny DePriest

Unit 3010
APO, AE 09021
United States

+49 611-143-545-1425
Grades:
9th
10th
11th
12th
Enrollment: 685
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