Wagner MS (formerly JHS) History

Opened: 1967
Closed: 1991

Wagner Junior High School was opened for the 1967-68 school year. The school was a cement block structure built in 1966, with open hallways. It consisted of forty classrooms, a gymnasium, educational media center, office area, and staff lounge. A music room, nurse’s office, and cafeteria were shared with Wagner High School, which was adjacent to the junior high school.

Due to a large enrollment and lack of space, seventh and eighth graders were on double sessions. At Wagner Junior High, phasing in modular scheduling for language arts and mathematics was implemented, as well as team teaching. The sixth grade was added to the junior high school at the start of the 1968-69 school year. This was one of the first steps toward making the school a non-graded middle school. Wagner Junior High became Wagner Middle School for the 1972-73 school year.

In 1980, the Clark schools were reorganized. Wagner Middle School now served students in grades five through eight.

In the 1981-82 school year, the staff included twenty-nine educators for grades five through eight with 545 pupils. Additional services at the school included guidance, special education, reading improvement, English as a Second Language, host nation, and media. Enrollment reached 675 pupils by the 1987-88 school year.

The school closed in 1991.


Information from DoDDS School Information Guides and DoDDS-Pacific Region 1946-1986

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