Argonner ES History

Opened: 1982
Closed: 2008

Argonner Elementary School was located on the Main River approximately fifteen miles east of Frankfurt. Hanau was the home of the famous Grimm brothers, authors of fairy tales. The school was located about two miles from the city of Wolfgang. Argonner Elementary was formerly known as Hanau Dependent School which became Hanau American Elementary School.

The elementary school consisted of grades kindergarten through six. The main building was in the Old Argonner Housing Area. A new building was occupied in the spring of 1982 to replace several substandard facilities that had been Hanau Elementary School.

In the early eighties, the faculty consisted of four administrators, two counselors, sixty-one classroom teachers, five host nation teachers, two librarians, two learning development specialists, four special education teachers, two reading improvement specialists, a school nurse, two speech therapists, a music teacher, an English as a Second Language teacher, an art teacher, and a physical education teacher. The student enrollment was about 1,725 students.

By the 1989-90 school year, there were three administrators for a student enrollment of 950 students. The enrollment continued to drop and by the 1994-95 school year was just 450 students in pre-school through fifth grade.

The school was closed at the end of school year 2007-08.


Information from DoDDS School Information Guides and school yearbooks

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