Chicksands ES/MS (formerly ES/JHS) History

Opened: 1963
Closed: 1995

Chicksands American Elementary/Middle School was originally named Chicksands American Elementary/Junior High School. The school was located on Chicksands Base which was just west of the small village of Shefford in the county of Bedfordshire, England. The three-building complex was located in one central area. Facilities included classrooms, offices, cafeteria, teachers’ lounges, music and supply rooms.

During the 1987-88 school year there were 325 students in grades kindergarten through eighth. The staff included a reading improvement specialist, a special education teacher, a counselor, a music teacher, a learning resource specialist, a computer specialist, a talented and gifted teacher and a supply specialist.

The enrollment remained consistent through the 1993-94 school year. The campus became a four-building complex in 1989. The additional building was used for specialist like art and music and a Quonset hut was used as a classroom. The school participated in district programs such as Math Counts and Odyssey of the Mind as well as having locally sponsored activities such as the talent show, gymnastics, yearbook, a middle school newspaper and band.

The principal for the last two years of the school was Dr. Robert Allen. The last year the staff was only twenty for an enrollment of 250 students in grades K–8.


Information from school yearbooks and the DoDDS School Information Guide

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