Göppingen ES/JHS History

Opened: 1954
Closed: 1992

Goeppingen American Elementary/Junior High School was located halfway between the cities of Stuttgart and Ulm in Germany. The two-story main school building had eleven classrooms. The primary grades were located on the ground level, with the upper grades, learning resource center, and teachers’ lounge on the second floor.  An annex was located one block from the main school building.

The principal for the 1954-55 school year was James Mebane. A total of 212 students were enrolled at the beginning of the school year.

For the 1975-76 school year the principal was Thomas Bossung. The school had grades K–8 with 112 students and four teachers. The school had a Show-off Day so students could display science exhibits, social studies projects, host nations activities, and craft work. A highlight of the next school year was a schoolwide, three-week unit on health, nutrition, and diet.

In the 1981-82 school year, the staff included classroom teachers as well as a counselor, a learning development teacher, and a speech therapist. At that time there were 370 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through eight.

By the late 80s, the enrollment had increased to approximately 500 students and the school was utilizing some leased classrooms.

The school was closed in 1992.


Information from DOD School information guides

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