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About Our School


Spangdahlem Middle School opened in 1990, with a bit more than 500 students, 40 teachers and support staff. The building was still being completed.  The playground was added a few years later. During the first four years the school was open, we had a sister school in Pskov, and later Oriol, Russia. Student groups from these schools would visit SMS in the Fall, and we would have a return visit in the late Spring.  

Our school colors and mascot were decided by the students. One 8th grade student  was a big fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, and with his influence, we became the Spangdahlem Bulldogs with our school colors of red and black.  

Grades Served: 6-8

Enrollment: 200

DODEA Mission Statement

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

SPMS complies with guidelines governing DoDEA schools and aims to keep parents, students, stakeholders, and the school community informed of such specific rules, regulations, and procedures.

Spangdahlem Middle School Vision

Spangdahlem Middle School will be a high performing school that empowers students to achieve excellence. We will promote 21st century skills, cultivate personal growth, and inspire life-long learning through collaborative relationships among all stakeholders.