Coevorden ES History

Opened: 1985
Closed: 1995

Coevorden American Elementary School was located in the city of Coevorden, Netherlands, six kilometers from the German border in the northeast province of Drenthe. The school was in the center of the city and occupied a 1985 addition of four classrooms to Parkschool, a Dutch elementary school which shared it gymnasium, library, and art room with the Americans. The staff for the 1987-88 school year consisted of four classroom teachers, one of whom was also the special education teacher, an educational aide, a secretary, and a principal.

The school had about sixty students through the 1988-89 school year in grades K–8. By the 1993-94 school year there were only thirty-three students in the school. The staff consisted of a principal, secretary, three classroom teachers, and one host nation teacher. The kindergarten/first grade teacher also taught a half-day preschool handicapped class, and the host nation teacher was also the library clerk.

The school was closed in 1995.


Information from DoDDS School Information Guides

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