Our proud Viking legacy

  • the Kinston High School Sign

    The culmination of the integration of Adkin and Grainger High Schools, the current Kinston High School campus proudly opened its doors in January of 1979. Brandishing the regal colors of forest green and old gold, our iconic Viking mascot and unique premises have been spearheading innovation in secondary education in Lenoir County ever since. Kinston High School currently boasts the only AP Capstone program in Lenoir County. Several notable athletes and scholars alike are proud to refer fondly to KHS as their Alma Mater

    Notable KHS Alumni

    • Reggie Bullock, current NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers
    • Quinton Coples, NFL defensive end
    • Lin Dawson, former NFL tight end
    • Tony Dawson, former NBA player
    • Ed Grady, actor
    • Chris Hatcher, MLB pitcher
    • Brandon Ingram, current NBA Player and 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft
    • Michael Jenkins, professional basketball player
    • Cedric Maxwell, former NBA player and 2x NBA Champion (1981 & 1984)
    • Jaime Presley, actress and model
    • Derek Rivers, NFL defensive end and Super Bowl LIII champion with the New England Patriots
    • Charles Shackleford, former NBA player
    • Jerry Stackhouse, former NBA player and 2x NBA All-Star (2000 & 2001)
    • Ron Wooten, former NFL guard