History

KLINGER MIDDLES SCHOOL 

Klinger was first opened as a junior high school in September of 1965, serving 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. It was named in honor of Mr. F. Eugene Klinger, a man who dedicated his life to serving the schools in this area, including Lower Moreland, Upper Southampton and Centennial School Districts. In 1990, Klinger was changed to its current configuration as a middle school serving 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

A school is more than a physical building, it is a community of those who learn and work together.  Klinger Middle School emphasis on community began with the school’s dedication in honor of  F. Eugene Klinger. On September 13, 1960, the Centennial Joint School Board named the new junior high school for F. Eugene Klinger, a man who has served the local schools with devotion and dedication for many years.  During the school year 1927-1928, Mr. Klinger taught social studies and coached track at Lower Moreland High School. He moved to Southampton and became Supervising Principal at Upper Southampton School, which then included eight grades of elementary and two years of high school.  When the first joint high school with Warminster was formed in 1944, Mr. Klinger continued as Supervising Principal as well as supervisor of the Upper Southampton Elementary School. The students, staff and administration named the school F. Eugene Klinger on behalf of such a dedicated educator and community servant.  

The District builds upon the rich history of innovation by offering students a dynamic, vibrant educational program.  Our schools are connected, unified communities that continue the traditions that inspire our students at every level.  Our CSD Pride is strong, and we put students first every day, in every decision.  Our students are the future, and we excitedly anticipate the amazing accomplishments that will grow from our commitment to providing them the best educational experience.

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