Dexheim ES History

Opened: 1958
Closed: 2008

Dexheim American Elementary School was located approximately fifteen miles south of Mainz, Germany. The school enrollment varied between one hundred and one hundred sixty students in grades K-6.

For the 1981-82 school year, the Dexheim school occupied six classrooms in two separate buildings. Classrooms in the main building were large, however, even though the second building was renovated, the classrooms were small. A new addition for the 1982-83 school year put all classes under one roof.

In the 1980s there were five full-time classroom teachers, one half-time Kindergarten teacher, an aide, secretary/library clerk, and a principal. Specialists included host nation, music, art, and physical education. The post gymnasium was used for physical education activities.

By the 1990s the school was housed in two wings with fourteen classrooms. Additionally, there were facilities for music/art, talented and gifted, speech, and special education. There was a media center and a multipurpose room which served as a gymnasium and cafeteria. At that time the school’s professional staff included a special education teacher, a TAG teacher and host nation teacher as well as the classroom staff. There were part-time positions for art, music, media, physical education and counselor. Classroom teachers often taught combination classes. The school also received itinerant services in speech, behavior management, English as a second language, reading, special education case study and a psychologist.

The school was closed in 2008.


Information from DOD School Information Guides

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