Vogelweh ES (formerly Kaiserslautern ES #1) History

Opened: 1947

Vogelweh Elementary School is part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community, which is the largest military community outside the continental United States. The school was originally called Kaiserslautern American Elementary School, and when a second school was opened, it became Kaiserslautern Elementary School #1. It was later renamed after the housing area where it is situated. The first school was located in an apartment building.

Vogelweh Elementary School occupied two buildings situated in the housing area across the street from the Kaiserslautern Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Originally, all students walked to school since they lived in the local housing area. Currently, about half of the students are bussed to school using thirteen buses.

The school colors are red and black, and the mascot is the Eagle. The school motto is “Educate, Engage and Empower”.

In the early eighties, there were almost 1,500 students in the elementary school in kindergarten through sixth grade. By the end of the eighties, the enrollment had decreased to just over 1200 students.

The principal for the 2022-23 school year was Dr. Vitania Quinoes-Quinland, and the assistant principal was Mary Bade. The school has grades PreK–5, with 480 students enrolled.


Information from DoD School Information Guides and the DoDEA School website

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