Department of Defense Education Activity

Fort Benning Schools

Message from the Community Superintendent

The beginning of School Year 2020-2021 has been unrivaled by any other. As a result of this pandemic, all of us have had to transform our way of thinking and our way of interacting. Through these times, we (students, faculty, staff and parents) have become resilient and responsive to our mitigation strategies. All installations in the Georgia/Alabama community have schools providing in-person learning. As I have visited every school in the community, I am very proud of the faculty and staff for their preparation and implementation of the COVID mitigation strategies. Additionally, the 100% return of consent forms by our parents, the combined support of our military senior leaders, and the diligent service of our grounds maintenance, transportation, budget and student meal program colleagues.


American Education Week

American Education Week

November 12, 2020 During American Education Week. DoDEA joins the nation in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. Links available to the NEA’s AEW toolkits for artwork, promo materials, activity ideas and fact sheets.
Observances

Welcome from the Community Superintendent, GA/AL Community

As the Community Superintendent for the Georgia/Alabama Community, I welcome you to School Year 2019-2020 and I am excited to work with an outstanding group of teachers, support staff, and leaders as we provide high-quality education for the military-connected students. Our Blueprint for Continuous Improvement is our strategic plan which directs our actions and strategies used for success.

As a learning organization, our continuous improvement is focused on increased effectiveness to make a positive impact on the educational experiences of our stakeholders, more specifically, the students. Within the last several years, our shift to a standards-based educational system and changes to our structure are deliberate steps toward academic excellence. Our military-connected children deserve and receive our best efforts as they grow and develop and it is my pleasure to serve them and their families. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and support as we embrace our continuous improvement.

Throughout the Georgia/Alabama Community, we encompass 8 schools that are divided among the installations of Fort Benning, Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base. We have 6 elementary schools and 2 middle schools with an enrollment total of approximately 3,559 students. Even though we do not host any high schools, we proudly work with the neighboring communities to ensure all of our children receive a smooth transition into high school.

I am looking forward to a new and exciting year!

Curriculum and Standards

In keeping with our mission to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Blueprint for Continuous Improvement provide the framework for academic excellence.  DoDEA schools will transition to College and Career Ready (CCR) standards in mathematics and literacy in a phased approach over the next five years. Learn more about CCR standards.

The GA/AL community schools do not provide all grade level programs.  Dependent students living on the military installations attend schools operated by the Local Education Agency in the civilian community for grade levels not offered by DoDEA Americas.


Special Education

Special Education services are available to all students including preschoolers. If you have concerns regarding your child's academic, physical, social, or language development, you may contact your child's teacher or the principal. Preschool children ages three and four years with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or speech-language problems may be eligible for services.

Contact the Special Education Office

  • Fort Benning:  706-545-5520
  • Fort Rucker: 334-255-2822
  • Maxwell AFB: 334-953-7804
  • Fort Benning: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 706-545-3835
  • Fort Rucker: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-255-7237
  • Maxwell AFB: Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at 334-953-4953

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.


Recent News

Dexter First Grader Wins Fire Prevention Poster Contest

November 04, 2019
A Dexter Elementary School First Grader won the 2019 Fort Benning Fire Prevention Poster Contest.


Dexter Students Unite Against Bullying

October 30, 2019
In the early morning on Wednesday, October 23rd, Dexter students participated in a “Unite Against Bullying” Family Fun Run.


Dexter PTO Plans a Night of Fun at Fall Festival

October 30, 2019
Dexter’s cafeteria and gym were richly decorated in fall colors as students enjoyed a night of fun at PTO’s Fall Festival on Friday, October 25th.


Dexter Parents Enjoy Kindergarten Literacy Carousel

October 21, 2019
On Wednesday, October 2nd Dexter’s Kindergarten teachers, along with Southeast District ISS Kathryn Van Horn, hosted a Kindergarten Literacy Carousel.


Dexter Students Give Two Performances, One at WHINSEC's Bradley Hall

April 18, 2019
Dexter Elementary students gave two great performances in the month of April.


All News

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 Phone Number Location
Logistics Manager Logistics Manager 706-545-8241 Fort Benning Schools
Facilities Manager Facilities Manager 706-545-8268 Fort Benning Schools
Transportation (706) 545-2124 Fort Benning Schools
School Meals Program 706-545-8266 Fort Benning Schools

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: 706-545-1175

McBride ES


Principal

School Address
700 Custer Road, Bldg 11310
Fort Benning, GA 31905-7402
Phone: 706-544-9411
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