Spangdahlem MS (JHS) History

Opened: 1990

Spangdahlem Middle School, constructed in 1990, has sixteen regular classrooms, three science labs, and specially designed and equipped classrooms for music, art, home ecology, technology education, photography, and computers. The school has a stage, media center, cafeteria/multipurpose room, and gymnasium.

For the 1993-94 school year, there were two administrators, thirty teachers, and eight support personnel. The school has special services in the areas of counseling, health, learning development, reading improvement, and host nation studies. The next school year there were 405 students in grades five through eight.

The original building for Spangdahlem Middle School served the community for more than thirty years. In January 2020 Spangdahlem Middle School moved into its 21st Century building.

The school colors and mascot were determined by the students. One eighth grade student was an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, and with his influence, the school became the Spangdahlem Bulldogs, and the school colors are red and black.


School Accomplishments:

  • The Spangdahlem community takes part bi-annually in Spangdahlem Middle School’s student-led interactive STEM night. STEM night is held in the fall and spring and incorporates the military community with active participation from Saber Nation.
  • In 2018, Spangdahlem Middle School was the only DoDEA school to receive the designation of “Green Ribbon School” awarded by the US Department of Education. The school was honored for its innovative efforts to reduce the environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.
  • In 2019, team “No Name” from Spangdahlem Middle School placed ninth overall in the DoDEA-E FLL Robotics European Championship. A total of 174 teams from thirty-six schools across seven countries competed.
  • In 2019, the school’s eighth grade students surpassed their peers with district and nationwide scores on the PSAT.
  • The new 21st Century learning facility is a model of the future of learning for DoDEA and worldwide.
  • School year 2020-21 – The school started an eighth-grade pilot program for Air Force JROTC, in coordination with Spangdahlem High School. Students received high school credit for the program.


For the 2022-23 school year, there were 172 students in grades six through eight, and the principal was Dr. Anneliese Hyde.


Information from DoDEA School Information Guides and the DoDEA website

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