Clarke Elementary School was named after Bruce C. Clarke. As a four-star General who once commanded the troops here on Fort Hood, he supported combining the Fort Hood school system with the Killeen school system. This resulted in one of the most outstanding school districts in Texas! All of the schools located on Fort Hood are now part of the Killeen Independent School District.
Clarke Elementary School opened its doors during August of 1976. When the doors opened the campus was home to Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. As the population has grown here in the Comanche Housing Area our population has changed as well. We are currently home to more than 600 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade.
One of the unique qualities of Clarke is the longevity of the staff. Several of our staff members were at Clarke Elementary School during the beginning years. Our staff members are family, and we work together to help our students.
Each students is considered a special individual with special needs and talents. Our goal is to fill those needs and to develop those talents so that each student will reach his or her highest potential.