Aschaffenburg ES/JHS History

Opened: 1948
Closed: 1995

Aschaffenberg American Elementary School and Junior High School was located in northwestern Bavaria in the sub-district of Franconia, approximately thirty-five miles from Frankfurt, Germany. The buildings are located near the housing areas within the city of Aschaffenburg.

For the 1953-54 school year, the principal was Thomas Barlow, and there were 331 students in grades one through eight.

The school facilities consisted of one main building of eighteen classrooms, seven prefabricated classrooms and six modular classrooms on the same site. The school used the military gymnasium for physical education. The main buildings also had a library, teachers’ lounge, nurse’s room, resource specialists’ rooms, counselor’s office, and a supply room.

The last years of the school the students were housed in the Aschaffenberg, but their sponsors were stationed at Babenhausen, ten miles away. Many specialists were shared with other schools.

The first yearbook for the school was published for the 1979-80 school year. The 1980-81 yearbook was titled Freundshaft, which means friendship. There were 750 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight. The faculty consisted of five junior high teachers, twenty-six elementary teachers, and nine specialists. The yearbook featured student writing and school photos.

The school had regular activities including assemblies and presentations to promote holidays and programs such as Native American Week.

The school enrollment remained consistent through the eighties but decreased to 160 students for the 1993-94 school year. At this time the school had grades K–6.

The school closed after the 1994-95 school year.


Information from DoDDS School Information Guides and school yearbooks

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