History


Engleman Elementary School, formerly known as District #30, has a long and proud history. It was named after E. B. Engleman who served as a school board member from 1892-1907.

 

Important dates in Engleman's history are listed below.

 

  • April, 1874 -School opened with a class of nine students.
  • 1923-24 - Addition built because of increase in enrollment.
  • 1959-60 - First telephone installed.
  • November, 1959 - Bond election held to construct new 3,507 sq. ft. building.
  • 1960 - New building opened for classes.
  • 1962 - Additional two classrooms built.
  • 1966-67 - Addition of 15,181 sq. ft. for eight classrooms and office suite was built.
  • 1974 - Engleman (District 30) a K-8 school, began to change because of increased enrollment. Westridge Middle School was built to eventually educate fifth through eighth grade students.
  • 1978 - Another addition added four classrooms, gymnasium and kitchen.
  • 1978 - Accreditation process completed.
  • 1985 - Engleman became part of the Grand Island Public Schools as a result of annexation of the area by the city.

Former District #30 Superintendents include Lester Urbach, Charles Hastings, and Gary Myers.

Former Principals include Robert Cool, Charles Hastings, Richard Daly, Brad Wentzlaff, Betty Nelson, Karl Hughes and Connie Allen.