History (Timeline)
Excerpt: "World War II was drawing to an end, and American troops were now occupying a weak, war-ravished part of Germany. But, on October 15, 1946, in the German city of Stuttgart, a small elementary school opened, catering to the educational needs of 54 American school children. Along with only 2 teachers, the students occupied an old 4-story German school building. In 1948, a junior high school was added to the now flourishing elementary school. Stuttgart's senior high school officially opened in 1953 in a brand-new school building overlooking Bad Cannstatt. This eventually gave way to the Stuttgart American High School as we know it, with it's "endless" hallways in the American suburb of Pattonville."
1952 Started building Stuttgart American High School at Pattonville. The high school consisted of only the 9th grade class. The 10th,11th and 12th grade students, who lived in Stuttgart, attended high school in Heidelberg and lived in the dorms.
Fall 1953 - Spring 1955 SAHS was located at Robinson Barracks (old SA (SturmAbteilung) barracks). Mr. Wiksten was the Principal. The Army post football team was called the Stallions. They gave SAHS uniforms the first year.
1954 "Stuttgart Ponies" became the "Stuttgart Stallions" after two straight losses.
Fall 1955 SAHS opened at Pattonville. Mr. Johnson was the Principal. There were 300 students and 35 graduating Seniors.
1956 There were 506 students and 57 graduating Seniors.
1961 School name changed from Stuttgart American High School to Ludwigsburg American High School.
Spring 1967 Paris High School closed. SHAPE moved to Belgium and European Command moved to Stuttgart (Patch Barracks).
1968 School name changed from Ludwigsburg American High School to Stuttgart American High School. There were 1200 students and 280 graduating Seniors.
1970 Trump Program began!
1972 1st Infantry Division moved from Augsburg to Göppingen. Students transferred to SAHS.
1973 Trump Plan ended!!
Fall 1979 Patch American High School was opened on Patch Barracks. There were 900-950 students.
1990 There were 140 graduating Seniors.
June 1992 SAHS closed and the students were transferred to Patch American High School. Larry Sessions was the Principal. There were 300 students and 52 graduating Seniors.
Summer 2001 School renamed to Erich-Bracher-Schule.
1952-1992 The End of an Era
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