Klinger was first opened as a junior high school in September of 1965, serving 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. It was named in honor of Mr. F. Eugene Klinger, a man who dedicated his life to serving the schools in this area, including Lower Moreland, Upper Southampton and Centennial School Districts. In 1990, Klinger was changed to its current configuration as a middle school serving 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.