Croughton HS History

Opened: 1975
Closed: 1993

Croughton High School was housed in a modern complex which was opened in 1975.

For the 1982-83 school year, the enrollment was approximately 350 students in grades nine through twelve. The school mascot was originally the Royals and, later, the Hadities; the yearbook was the Trident; and the school newspaper was The Imprint. The principal was Dr. Charles L. Recesso and the assistant principal was Blan Palmer. The school staff was thirty-five. That school year the school was UK champions in track, soccer, football and cross country. Other sports that year included wrestling, cheerleading, volleyball and basketball. The school had an Air Force JROTC program. The school had a band and chorus program. Other extracurricular programs included the Varsity Club, French club, National Honor Society, Model United Nations and Photography club.

The enrollment stayed between 350 and 400 students for the next several years as did the administration. Mrs. Mary Ann McCready became the AP in the fall of 1986, followed by Mr. Don Boepple in the fall of 1988.

In the 1988-89 year there were thirty teaching stations with special purpose rooms for auto mechanics, industrial arts, hobby, computer and other areas. The building was fully carpeted. There was a full extracurricular program. About fifty percent of the graduates went to college.

Softball was added to the sports for the 1990-91 school year and the school began participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the 1991-92 school year.

The enrollment dropped to approximately 270 students for the 1992-93 school year and Dr. Emma Siegel became the principal.

For the 1993-94 school year the schools at Croughton were consolidated into one unit school, Croughton American School.


Information from school yearbooks and the DoDDS School Information Guide

Share This: