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Albritton MS: About Our School

Background Information

Albritton MS imageAlbritton Middle School was built in 1983 to accommodate about 700 students. It is one of eleven schools located on Fort Bragg. For many years, Albritton served Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base as a junior high school with grades 7-9.  With the addition of Shughart Middle School in the Linden Oaks community, Albritton was reorganized as a 6-8 school in  2011-2012. A new addition was added to our school in 2012, which houses our 8th grade students and a studio for video productions.  A new gym floor was constructed in 2013 to  accommodate our sports’ programs.

Albritton had a 25% turnover of  students during the 2012-2013 academic year.   Most children spend no more than three years in the system; a large percentage of our student body does not remain for the complete school year.

As part of the  Fort Bragg Community, Mid-Atlantic District, DoDEA Americas, Albritton is also part of the larger government educational system known as DDESS which stands for Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools.  DDESS  consists primarily of the military school systems located stateside.  Military systems overseas are administered by  DoDDS (Department of Defense Dependent Schools).   Both DDESS and DoDDS are placed under the  overarching umbrella known as DoDEA, which stands for Department of Defense  Education Activity.

To be a part of  the Fort Bragg Schools, students need to have one parent serving as the military sponsor and live in on-post housing.   Based on these criteria, all students have at least one parent, who is fully employed, with all the benefits ascribed to them by the Federal government.

Currently, many Albritton students have a parent who is deployed outside the United States in an area of military conflict.  The Albritton staff sees this unique circumstance as well as our mobility rate as one of the integral parts of the overall focus and mission in meeting both our students’ cognitive and  affective needs.

Our Namesake, 1Lt Kenneth H. Albritton

Kenneth Albritton as young manKenneth Albritton as soldier

Albritton MS was named in memory of 1Lt Kenneth H. Albritton.

A plaque displayed in the main entrance hallway states that Lt  Albritton was a native of Fayetteville, NC and attended the Fort  Bragg Schools.  While serving as an Infantry officer in the Republic of  Vietnam, he was mortally wounded.  Lt. Albritton was awarded the Silver  Star posthumously for gallantry in action against a hostile force.  One of  the many, one of our own, Lt Albritton served our nation proudly in Vietnam.

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Albritton MS

Grades: 6-8

Enrollment: 351

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision

To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.

School Purpose

A community that equips all students to be life long learners who think, achieve, and care about the world.

Mascot: Bulldogs

Motto: Bulldog P.R.I.D.E. Starts Inside

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Albritton MS Colors

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Secondary Color: #A9B2B9

Goal 1

All students will demonstrate growth in literacy.

  • Students will use vocabulary strategies to improve written expression when engaging with informational text.  Students will use SLAM and RAISED strategies, and annotation to improve constructed responses when engaging with information text.

Goal 2

All 6th grade students and 8th grade algebra students will demonstrate growth in math.

  • Students will utilize the common math rubric for mathematical modeling and reasoning. Students will participate in targeted interventions according to data gathered. 

Goal 3

All students will maintain and promote a safe and positive school environment. 

  • Students will utilize the PBIS passports as a communication tool to monitor behavioral progress. Students will collaborate to generate and provide class wide, grade/team level, and school wide incentives and celebrations/events to promote a positive school environment. 

Albritton MS

School Address
Normandy Drive Bldg 4-3331
Fort Bragg, NC 28307
Phone: 910-907-0201
From US: 910-907-0201