Stuttgart HS History

Opened: 2015

Stuttgart High School, formerly Patch High School, opened its doors in a brand-new facility in August 2015. The high school has grades nine through twelve, and the enrollment is primarily the dependents of military, civilian, and contract employees of the US Department of Defense who are assigned to the units of the Stuttgart Military Community, which included Patch Barracks, Robinson Barracks, Panzer Kaserne, and Kelley Barracks.

Stuttgart High School is the only DoDEA high school in the Stuttgart area. Stuttgart High succeeded Patch American High School, which was opened from 1979 to 2015 and was located on Patch Barracks. When the school opened, it carried over Patch’s school history, the Panther mascot, and school colors of black and gold. Prior to Patch High School, the other predecessor was Stuttgart American High School, which began in 1954 at Robinson, was relocated to Pattonville two years later, and closed in 1993.

Stuttgart High offers the same classes of a typical high school in the United States. The school offers career and technical courses including computer programming, web design, accounting, finance, and AP Computer Science. There are two foreign languages offered: German and Spanish. The fine arts courses include three levels of band, a show choir, a jazz band, a string ensemble, art, and humanities. The school hosts the 8th Battalion of Army JROTC. There are twenty-five Advance Placement classes.

A large variety of sports is offered. In addition to the traditional high school sports, Stuttgart offers golf, swimming, and JROTC drill and rifle teams. Including their time as Patch High School, the Panthers have won European Championships in rifle, drill, cross country, football, and wrestling. The rifle team was second in all of Army JROTCs.

The yearbook is called Zeitgeist.

The administration for the 2022-23 school year was assistant principals Vince Power and Miata Coleman and principal Rick Renninger.


Information from the school website and internet

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