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McCool About Our School

Commander Willilam C. McCool Elementary and Middle School, formerly known as Guam South ES/MS, is located in Sumay, Guam, located on the Naval Station Military Base. The school was renamed for William Cameron "Willie" McCool on August 29,2003. He was a U.S. Navy Commander, NASA astronaut, and Columbia Space Shuttle pilot who was killed when his craft disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. The school is comprised of approximately 1,000 PreK through 8th grade students and over 80 teachers and educational aids with diverse cultures and backgrounds.