Bad Kissingen ES History

Opened: 1946
Closed: 1995

Bad Kissingen American Elementary School was a one-story structure located in the foothills of the Rhoem Mountains of northern Bavaria. Bad Kissingen American School was one of the original schools in Germany and opened in 1946 at the end of World War II. The school was part of the Erlangen District that had fourteen schools that served 115 students. By the 1953-54 school year, the school had an enrollment of 117 students, and the principal was Gerald McDougall.

The school contained eleven classrooms, a media center, staff lounge, learning development room, offices, supply room, and a small kitchen. The school building was located on one side of Daley Barracks, with the housing area located on the opposite side. The school was within walking distance of most post facilities and the military housing area. The media center was staffed by a media technician, and speech therapy services were available once a week. For the 1981-82 school year, there were eleven teachers, a learning development teacher, and a principal for the 230 pupils in grades kindergarten through six.

Students in grades seven through nine attended the Schweinfurt American Junior High School which was about thirty minutes away. Students in grades ten through twelve attended Würzburg American High School about one hour away.

In the later years of the eighties, the student enrollment was 350 students. By the 1993-94 school year, the school was kindergarten through fifth grade, and the enrollment had dropped to 135 students. Grades six through eight now attended Schweinfurt Junior High School. The next year, the enrollment increased to 160 pupils. The school was closed at the end of the 1994-95 school year.


Information from DoDDS School Information Guides and websites

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