Zaragoza ES History

Opened: 1960
Closed: 1964
Re-opened: 1970
Closed: 1992

Zaragoza Elementary School was located on Zaragoza Air Base which was in northeastern Spain on the main road between Madrid and Barcelona. The schools were located in a building on the air base which was ten miles from the city of Zaragoza. The facility was designed as a school. The building contained classrooms, specialist rooms, libraries, and a multipurpose room.

In 1965, the base was placed in a maintenance status and the schools were closed. Due to the fact that a skeleton crew of personnel remained at the base, a one-teacher school for grades one through eight was maintained for two years. The elementary school reopened for the 1970-71 school year, when Wheelus Air Base in Morocco was closed and the units were relocated to Zaragoza.

In the 1981-82 school year, the elementary school had two kindergarten teachers, sixteen classroom teachers, music teacher, reading improvement specialist, media specialist, learning disabilities teacher, speech therapist, nurse, three educational aides, and two host nation teachers. There were 439 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through six.

Zaragoza Elementary School piloted a pre-kindergarten program in the 1988-89 school year. There were 450 students in K–6 for that school year. By the 1989-90 school year the enrollment had fallen and was about 350 students. For the 1991-92 school year, the two sixth grade classes were moved to the high school.

The school was closed in 1992.

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