Boeckman Middle School is named for Robert Boeckman, the longtime superintendent of Farmington Area Public Schools. Boeckman oversaw the construction of the facility - originally Farmington High School - in the early 1970s.
The school became a middle school in 2009 and now serves students in grades 6-8.
The school was dedicated in Mr. Boeckman's honor on Sept. 22, 2009. Many community members, staff were on hand, as were Mr. Boeckman's family and friends.
About Robert Boeckman
Robert Boeckman began his career in education in 1952 as an elementary and secondary school teacher and baseball and basketball coach in Phelps, Wis. In 1955, he accepted a job as principal in Goodridge, Minn. From 1959 to 1964, he served as a principal in the Eden Valley School District and later served as superintendent in Eden Valley from 1964 to 1966. Boeckman served as superintendent in the Arlington-Green Isle school district from 1966 to 1969 before coming to Farmington in 1969.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Boeckman, a referendum was passed and the original structure of Farmington Senior High School was built at 800 Denmark Avenue. This high school, now Robert Boeckman Middle School, opened its doors to students in the fall of 1974.
As the district continued to grow during his tenure, Superintendent Boeckman led the purchase of the land for the district’s second elementary school, passed a referendum for the same, and oversaw the construction of Akin Road Elementary School. During Superintendent Boeckman’s tenure, the district nearly doubled in the number of students it served and the teachers it employed. Superintendent Boeckman left his mark in all areas of the educational community. He retired from Farmington on June 30, 1989.