Mainz ES History

Opened: 1954
Closed: 1995

Mainz American Elementary School was in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Housing Area. This housing area was the largest of the housing areas for the Mainz Military Community. The housing area was five minutes from the local railway station, Mainz University, and the Mainz city shopping area and mall. Mainz is one of the oldest cities in Germany. It was founded about 50 B.C. by the Romans.

Mainz American Elementary School was originally Mainz Dependent School, and an annex for the school was in Dexheim. The first principal was Anne M. Moses, and there were 483 students in grades one through eight when the school opened in 1954.

In 1981-82, the staff consisted of four kindergarten teachers and thirty-five elementary teachers and included counselors, specialists for reading improvement, music, learning development, media, and three host nation teachers. The staff also included a nurse, an education prescriptionist, and a teacher of the emotionally handicapped.

The enrollment for the school remained about 1,000 students in grades K–6 until the mid-nineties. For the 1993-94 school year, there were only 530 students in the school. The next school year, the enrollment had dropped to just over 400 students. The staff for the 1994-95 school year included fifteen elementary classroom teachers, two kindergarten teachers, two host nation teachers, two learning development teachers, a reading improvement specialist, an English as a Second Language teacher, and a speech therapist. Additionally, there were specialists for music and physical education. The school also had a school nurse and a library/media specialist.

The school was closed in 1995.


Information from DoD School Information Guides

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