School History

Eckstein opened as a junior high school in 1950. Here are some photos documenting our history.

An architectural sketch of the design for Eckstein prior to construction. Photo courtesy of SPS Archives.

An architectural sketch of the design for Eckstein prior to construction. Photo courtesy of SPS Archives.

The west side of the building soon after construction completed. Photo courtesy of SPS Archives.

The west side of the building soon after construction completed. Photo courtesy of SPS Archives.

Aerial view of Eckstein soon after construction completed circa 1950. Photo courtesy of SPS Archives.

Aerial view of Eckstein soon after construction completed circa 1950. Photo courtesy of SPS Archives.

Newspaper clipping announcing the opening of Nathan Eckstein Junior High School.

Newspaper clipping announcing the opening of Nathan Eckstein Junior High School.

Image of flyer for Richard Riley visit.

In 1998, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley delivered his State of Education Address in Eckstein’s auditorium.

Image of 50th anniversary flyer

At the dawn of the new millennium, Eckstein celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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