Dexter is a member of the Georgia/Alabama School District and is located on Main Post at Fort Benning, Georgia. Dexter serves children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
Our school was named in honor of Major Herbert J. Dexter, a Vietnam War Hero. He was a member of the Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne. Major Dexter lost his life in the battle of An Ninh during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously. Our mascot, Herbie the eagle, and our school colors of red, white, and blue, appropriately represent the courage and bravery of our namesake, Major Dexter.
“Don’t Pull Back, Don’t Pull Back” – Major Herbert J. Dexter and the Vietnam War.
A Note from The Virtual Wall - On 18 September 1965 the recently arrived 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division launched Operation GIBRALTAR, an air assault aimed at VC and North Vietnamese units headquartered at An Ninh, a tiny village located about 28 kilometers east-northeast of the Brigade's base at An Khe. Major Dexter, the Battalion Operations Officer, was one of the men killed in the assault; a summary of the action and a list of the US servicemen who died as a result of it can be found on The Virtual Wall's "Battle of An Ninh" page.
School Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Summer Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch
|Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday||Tuesday Only|
|Kindergarten - 5th Grade||9:00 - 3:30||9:00 - 2:15|
To provide a safe and supportive learning environment enabling military children to develop to their fullest potential. We offer all students the opportunity to achieve the skills and confidence necessary to develop into independent thinkers - capable of creating a vision for their future.
We learn from the past to create our own future.
All students at Dexter ES will improve their ability to communicate mathematical ideas across the curriculum.
All students at Dexter ES will improve reading comprehension across the curriculum.