Our School History
Kimball was established in August of 2009! We continue the work of building a dynamic high school centered on academic pathways. We want our students to pursue their passions and invest whole heartedly in their own educational experience. Our mission is to prepare all of our students for successful transition to college and career. We know this work is of the utmost importance.
We are honored that our school is named after Dr. John C. Kimball. Dr. Kimball is an honored member of the Tracy community who has given many years of his life in service to the Tracy community.
If you talk to members of the Tracy community, you will find many whose lives have been touched by Dr. Kimball. Stories recalling that he was their family doctor for years, stories of him making house calls, and most notably, stories about his caring nature. Facial expressions and smiles as these stories are recounted reveal the love and gratitude this community holds for Dr. Kimball.
Dr. Kimball believes in the education of all students and he believes in supporting students in their efforts to achieve academic success. For many years, Dr. Kimball supported the teams of Tracy High School by freely giving athletes their annual physicals. He donated his time serving at football games as the doctor of record; there to attend to athletes should there be any injuries. His generosity was not limited to the students of Tracy High School. Upon the opening of Merrill F. West High School, Dr. Kimball again assisted the school by providing physicals to their athletes as well.
Dr. Kimball continues to support our youth through his contributions to Kimball High School. He has worked with staff, contributing to the process of building a strong academic program that serves the students of Tracy. We are truly fortunate to have been named after such a fine person and to have his assistance as we continue to build and create our school.