Kalkar ES History

Opened: 1977
Closed: 1992

Kalkar American Elementary School was six kilometers from the city of Kalkar, Germany, at Niedermormter on the Rhein. The school was in a leased German village school, which was built in 1971. The school was a relatively modern facility, with adequate classrooms, a gymnasium, Education Resource Center, activity room, teacher workrooms, administrative offices, and supply rooms. The gymnasium and Education Resource Center were shared with the German community.

For the 1981-82 school year, there were 120 students in grades kindergarten through eighth. By the late eighties, the enrollment was ninety students. Teachers taught combined classes of two or three grade levels.

By the 1993-94 school year, there were only twenty-five students enrolled at Kalkar. Itinerant teachers from nearby schools provided instruction in music, art, media, and enrichment.

The school closed at the end of the 1994-95 school year.


Information from DoD School Information Guides and internet resources

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