Kaiserslautern ES (formerly Kaiserslautern ES #2) History

Opened: 1953

Kaiserslautern Elementary School, also referred to as Kaiserslautern Elementary School #2, was in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. The official opening ceremony for the new combination elementary and high schools was held on March 12, 1953. The school welcomed its first students for the 1953-54 school year.

In the eighties, Kaiserslautern Elementary School occupied one wing of the two-story, E-shaped high school. The upper grades were in this building. The primary grades were in a large school building with wall-to-wall carpeting and moveable wall partitions. This allowed twelve classrooms to work in three sections of four classes with no walls between them. The elementary school shared a cafeteria with the junior high and high school.

For the 1981-82 school year, there were 970 students in grades kindergarten through six. By the late eighties, the enrollment had increased to almost 1,250 students. By the beginning of the nineties, Kaiserslautern Elementary used three buildings in the larger school complex. It occupied one wing of the high school, part of an adjacent building, and a third building.

The elementary school became a kindergarten through five school when the junior high became a middle school in the mid-nineties. For the 1993-94 school year there were about 740 students in grades kindergarten through five.

The school colors are red, black, and gray, and the mascot is the Mustang. The school motto is “Learning Today, Prepared for Tomorrow”. The administration for the 2022-23 school year was Dr. Daniel Groat, principal, and Chinell Callwood, assistant principal. There were 500 students in grades Sure Start through five.


Information from DoD School Information Guides and the DoDEA School website

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