Department of Defense Education Activity

Fort Benning Schools

Superintendent Message

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome back to school year 2021-2022! It is truly an honor to serve the military-connected students and families of the Georgia/Alabama Community with i n the Southeast District. I also extend a warm welcome back to the faculty and staff members of al l schools located on Fort Benning, Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base. A new school year always comes with excitement, anticipation, and even a little apprehension. During the last school year, we have all shown resilience and patience as we
navigated through processes for in-person and virtual learning, and I am excited about our upcoming year !

The DoDEA COVID-19 Operational Guidelines and Procedures provide guidance for all our connected stakeholders. Based on this guidance, we are updating some of our back-to-school plans for school year 2021-2022. Open houses and back to school nights will continue to be conducted virtually. Students and staff will continue to wear masks. This applies to all DoDEA school facilities including buses.  Please plan for your students to wear a mask on the school bus, if a bus rider, and be masked when exiting the vehicle if a car rider. Please have a discussion with your children prior to the first day of school to inform them that these strategies will continue to be in place.

We appreciate your cooperation as DoDEA and installation leaders make decisions to keep our community safe. Our goal is to always ensure the safety of staff, students, and our community members. DoDEA's current COVID- 19 Operational Guidelines

Our priorities continue to focus on the implementation of college and career ready standards and our process to ensure all schools are laser focused. The DoDEA Blueprint for Continuous Improvement plots our directional path and our commitment to DoDEA's core values sets the stage for the educational journey of excellence.

I look forward to a spectacular year for our students. Please contact your child 's school office if you have questions and continue to read any information about the upcoming school year that may be shared via At Hoc, Facebook, or email.  Thank you all for your flexibility, patience and understanding as we begin  school year 2021-2022!

LISA B.  COLEMAN, Ph.D.
GA/ AL Community Superintendent DoDEA Americas Southeast District
 

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

May 11, 2022 The observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an occasion to remember the patriotism of AAPIs who have served, or are currently serving, in the DOD, our nation and, specifically, here at DoDEA.
Observances
National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day

May 10, 2022 DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating the specialized practice of school nursing on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. This celebration recognizes the contributions school nurses make every day, particularly in times of crisis, to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.
Observances
Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29, 2022 DoDEA Director Tom Brady thanks DoDEA teachers for their tireless support of students during an extraordinary global pandemic. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd - 6th.
Observances
Decision Day

Decision Day

April 27, 2022 Celebrate Decision Day on May 2nd – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.
Observances

School Hours

Grade Regular Hours Tuesday Hours
PreK (AM Session) 8:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.           8:45 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
PreK (PM Session) 1:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. 12:30  p.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Grades K - 5 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Grades 6 - 8 7:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. 7:45 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Information for PCSing Families

Transferring to Fort Benning Schools

If you are PCS-ing to Fort Benning, you can be assured we are doing our part in strengthening Fort Benning through excellence in education. To obtain this distinguished honor, the Fort Benning community demonstrated that it is truly one of partnership throughout. The Fort Benning Schools are a very integral part of this partnership. Building futures in a supportive community of learners, we offer a quality education to dependents of military members from prekindergarten through eighth grade. High school students attend local county high schools.

Sponsors of students transferring to Fort Benning Schools are required to provide verification of active duty status, and proof of on-post residency before a child may be registered. Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten require a certified birth certificate before registration can be accepted.

Preschool Children ages three and four years with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or speech-language problems may be eligible for special education services. If you have concerns you may contact:

  • Preschoolers: Special Education Office at 706-545-8263
  • Infants and toddlers, ages 0-2: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835

If you have additional questions contact us at 706-545-7276.

Transferring from Fort Benning Schools 

If you are PCSing from Ft. Benning Schools to another school district, please notify the school so that your child's records can be sent to your next duty location.

Free Tutoring Services

Tutor.com is now available at no cost to active duty DoD service members through a DoD Voluntary Education Pilot Program. To learn more, go to Tutor.com.

Feedback & Improvement

DoD's Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE)

The ICE system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). It allows customers to submit online comment cards to rate the service providers they have encountered at military installations and related facilities around the world. It is designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels of services provided through reports and customer comments.


Students that do not reside on post and high school students residing on and off the installation (Grades 9-12) attend local county schools: 

Community Contacts
Name Position Position Description Phone Number
Logistics Manager Logistics Manager 706-545-8241
Facilities Manager Facilities Manager 706-545-8268
Transportation (706) 545-2124
School Meals Program Food Service Director 706-545-8266

Fort Benning Community Schools

Stowers ES


Principal

School Address
7791 Stowers Drive Bldg 9610
Fort Benning, GA 31905-7402
Phone: 706-544-2312

Faith MS


Principal

School Address
1375 Ingersoll St Bldg 1375
Fort Benning, GA 31905-7200
Phone: 706-545-0310
Fax: 706-545-7800
DSN Phone: 835-0310
DSN Fax: 706-545-7800

White ES


Principal

School Address
9431 Custer Road Bldg 3030
Fort Benning, GA 31905
Phone: 706-545-4623

McBride ES


Principal

School Address
8270 Custer Road Bldg 11310
Fort Benning, GA 31905-7402
Phone: 706-626-4940
Fax: 706-544-9299
DSN Phone: 835-9411

Dexter ES


Principal

School Address
99 Yeager Ave Bldg 1400
Fort Benning, GA 31905-6522
Phone: 706-545-3424
Fax: 706-545-9106
DSN Phone: 835-3424