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Read Across America Week March 2nd-6th (and Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!)

Dexter Elementary will be participating in Read Across America Week!  During this week we will have dress-up themes for each day.  The themes are as follows:

  • Monday, March 2nd - Hat Day!  Wear your coolest, most creative hat today, to honor "The Cat in the Hat!"
  • Tuesday, March 3rd - Character Day!  Dress as your favorite character from a story book!
  • Wednesday, March 4th - Animal Wear! Wear your wildest animal print clothing or clothes with animals on them, to honor "If I Ran The Zoo!"
  • Thursday, March 5th - Crazy Socks Day!   Wear your craziest, most colorful socks today to honor "Fox in Socks!"
  • Friday, March 6th - Pajama Day!   Wear your pajamas to school today, to honor the "Sleep Book!"

We Are in Need of Plastic Bottle Caps

Ms. C, our STEM teacher, is collecting plastic bottle caps for a project.  The caps can be any size or color.  Thank you!

School and Office Hours


7:30 am - 4:00 PM


8:15 am - 3:45 PM


  • M, W, Th, F:  AM Class 9:00 - 11:30 AM,  PM Class 1:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday:  AM Class 9:00 -10:45 AM,  PM Class 12:30 - 2:15 PM

  K - 5
  • M, W, Th, F:  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday:  9:00 AM - 2:15 PM

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Recent News

Dexter Students Participate in Annual Audubon Society Art Contest

Students in Ms. V’s Art 4th and 5th Grade Art classes participated in the annual Columbus Audubon Art Contest. The theme for the contest was “Birds Seen in the Chattahoochee Valley Area.” Read More...

Dexter Elementary School Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Dexter Elementary School hosted their first "Street Heritage Fair" on Friday December 12th. Read More...

Dexter Elementary School Principal Encourages Student Success

During her first year as principal, Edwina Smith said her goals are to give Dexter Elementary School students a collaborative learning environment that promotes student achievement and build relationships with parents. Read More...

Dexter Elementary's New Principal Comes From Faith Middle

Faith Middle School assistant principal Edwina Smith has been promoted to principal of Dexter Elementary School at Fort Benning. Read More...

Dexter ES

99 Yeager Ave, Bldg 1400
Fort Benning, GA 31905-6522

Phone: (706) 545-3424
Fax: (706) 545-9106

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

We learn from the past to create our own future.

Math Goal 

All students will improve math communication by using models, diagrams, pictures, writing and vocabulary to explain mathematical ideas.

Reading Goal

All students will improve in reading comprehension by evaluating and extending meaning.