About Green Acres

The History of Green Acres School

Submitted by Ms. Corriveau

Green Acres School was built in 1963 by the Caron Construction Company of Manchester, at the cost of approximately $600,000. It was designed by architects Andrew Isaak and John Betley and held grades K-8. The original building only had wing A and wing B. In 1970, wing C was built. From 1967 through 1997, Green Acres School held grades K-6.

In September 1998, McLaughlin Middle School opened for grade 6. When McLaughlin school was built, the entrance to Green Acres was changed from Aurore Avenue to Jack Lovering Drive. The parking, playground and fields were also changed. Since 1998, Green Acres School has held grades K-5.

The principals of Green Acres School have been:

Mr. John White - September 1963-October 1971
Mr. John E. Devine, Jr. - October 1971 - June 1997
Mr. Richard Norton - September 1997 - Present

The assistant principals of Green Acres School have been:

Mr. Randall Marden - September 1963 - June 1967
Mr. John E. Devine, Jr. - June 1967 - October 1971
Mr. Thomas Connors - October 1971 - June 1992
Mr. Martin Schlichter - June 1992 - October 1994
Mr. Frank Ferriero - November 1994 - June 1997
Mr. John E. Devine - June 1997 - June 2001
Ms. Rachelle Moore - September 2001 - 2011
Ms. Cynthia O'Neil - 2011 - Present