History of Starr School
Starr School was named in honor of Dorothy Starr. She had served in
the Navy for a brief time during World War II. She was a dedicated and
highly respected teacher. She had taught at Heaton School and at Malloch
School. She was dying of cancer at the time the school was named in
her honor. It is believed that she was not aware that she had been honored
with the naming of Starr School.
Starr School opened in the spring of 1974. It was established
to ease the burden of the over crowed conditions at Malloch School. Malloch
was on double sessions at this time. Temporary structures were moved in
from the old Emerson School. Emerson had been located at Santa Clara and
"K" streets, and it was then discontinued.
The permanent structure was occupied in the Fall of 1980.